Editors

UMHM Editors

Editor In Chief

Sarah Marie Selem

Sarah Marie Selem was born and raised in Miami, FL. She attended Yale University and received a bachelor in science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She is currently a third-year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is the Vice President of the Medical Humanities Interest Group and founder of University of Miami’s Humanities in medicine website. She hopes that this project’s initiative to share the thoughts and experiences of UM health care providers will deepen reflection and understanding among others. Sarah has a wide range of interests, including reading, enjoying music and dancing, investigating the role of cardiac stem cells in maintaining cardiac homeostasis, and volunteering in her community and abroad. You can contact Sarah at smselem@med.miami.edu.

Marketing Director

Patrick AzcaratePatrick Azcarate

Patrick Azcarate is a second year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology & Immunology and a Minor Degree in Chemistry and Spanish. At UM undergrad, he was involved with Orientation and was the Communications Chair for the Association of Commuter Students. While traveling or on spare time, Patrick practices photography. He has taken several classes and submitted several photos to compete in competitions. No winners yet but hopefully soon! He is particularly interested in the field of ophthalmology because to him, sight is an amazing gift and an important quality of life. To be able to help someone keep their eyesight to see their loved ones, or even just enjoy a photograph, would be immensely rewarding.

Music Editor

Linda Nguyen

Linda Nguyen is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and a minor degree in Chinese. Despite her background in science, music has been Linda’s passion since childhood and that passion has carried on into medical school. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Musical Director of the medical school’s a Capella group Doctor’s Note. She is particularly intrigued by the unique healing effects of music in medicine. You can contact Linda at lnn@med.miami.edu.

Molly_RoyMolly Roy

Molly Roy is a second year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Molly started her music career at age 6 with piano and moved on to vocals by 11. As an undergrad, she sang with SONG, a service oriented singing group at University of Florida, where she minored in music literature and theory. She currently sings alto with Doctor’s Note–the a capella medical student group on campus. Molly is passionate about both medicine and music because their underlying theme is very much the same–the grasp of the human spirit.

Visuals Arts Editors

Tulsie Patel 

Tulsie Patel is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in biological science. Tulsie grew up in South Florida and was art editor of her high school’s literary magazine and was even a contributing artist for the Sun-Sentinel through the Next Generation program. At Drexel, Tulsie spent a summer in Southern Africa teaching young students about medicine and painting murals at schools as teaching aids. Tulsie has always been interested in the visual arts and is really excited to see her two passions, art and medicine, combined in this student organization. You can contact Tulsie at tnpatel@med.miami.edu.

Vincent Venincasa

Vince Venincasa is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also graduated from the University of Miami. During his time at UM, Vincent completed a Da Vinci style curriculum, pairing his science classes with classes in art, music, politics, classics, literature, philosophy and history. Vincent enjoys looking for the deep meanings conferred by words, paint, and lead among other media. You can contact Vince at vdvenincasa@med.miami.edu.

Raffa_Gabriella Gabriella Raffa

Gabriella Raffa is a second year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She was born and raised in South Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with a major in Microbiology & Immunology and minors in Art, Biology, and Chemistry. While always having a love of the visual arts, she discovered the reflective qualities of drawing her senior year of high school. She carried this passion throughout college, taking art and art history classes and working at art camps for children. She looks forward to sharing with her peers and colleagues the healing powers of art, and seeing their visual interpretations of the art of healing. You can contact Gabriella at graffa@med.miami.edu.

 Writing Editors

Melissa Stone

Melissa Stone is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. At Yale, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Scientific Magazine and at UM, she serves on the Council for Honorable and Professional Conduct and is a Vice President of the Medical Humanities Interest Group. She has a particular interest in developmental disorders in children and would like to specialize in pediatrics. Melissa is an avid reader and writer and wishes to pursue medical journalism as a practicing physician. You can contact Melissa at mdstone@med.miami.edu.

Sawlar Vu

Sawlar Vu is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Miami with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish Language.  He enjoys traveling and spent one of his last semesters of college refining his language skills in Spain, taking courses in translation and literature.  A contributor to his high school newspaper, Sawlar now spends his free time reading and complimenting himself on his mediocre poetry. He’s not yet decided a focus for his medical career, but hopes the answer is written somewhere. You can contact Sawlar at scvu@med.miami.edu.

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