Submission Title

Thank you

Artist Statement

The mission of medicine is to promote health and save lives. Unfortunately, one’s actions in the medical field may sometimes never be enough to revitalize a patient. From my experience, the magnitude of the loss of a patient's life will never be fully appreciated until witnessed first-hand. This poem serves to illuminate one of the sad truths about medicine and provides inspiration for medical professionals to continue to promote humanity and appreciate the true value of life.

About the Artist

Krunal Patel is a third-year medical student at NSU KPCOM. He wrote this piece following his clinical clerkship in Internal Medicine to share his unforgettable experiences. His purpose for authoring this poem is to provide support and inspiration to those struggling with disheartening social situations in medicine.