Submission Title

Pulling Out of Afghanistan

Artist Statement

This piece was written on a casual day at work when there was not any particular event happening. I realized how much of an impact a decision made so far away from home could have on my personal growth as a medical educator.

About the Artist

Suzanne Riskin, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Foundational Sciences at the Clearwater campus of NSU-KPCOM. She is interested in bringing narrative medicine to the curriculum because she is inspired by the works of her students. She received her B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. degree from The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. When she is not reviewing physiology and academic medicine materials she spends time visiting family and cooking chicken with paprika and lemon.