May 11, 2021

Heart Inlets: Reflections of life and death in the anatomy lab by medical student Valerie Chen

  • By Ryann Monahan

Every year, when a Carle Illinois College of Medicine class completes their anatomy course, they hold a ceremony to honor the donors. Students write poetry or essays, share anatomy-related paintings, and play music. It is attended by the anatomy professor, students, and families of the donors. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the families have not attended recent ceremonies in person, but the art/writing has been printed into a booklet and shared with them.  This essay reflecting […]

Four Carle Illinois students laughing in Chicago
February 13, 2020

I had a gut feeling about Carle Illinois

  • By Emily Smith

A little over a year ago I was still waiting to hear from some of the twenty or so med schools I had applied to. I was making lists of pros and cons about the schools I got into and planning trips to visit them again. It was a stressful time, knowing that I had such a big decision to make, but in the end, I had a gut feeling about Carle Illinois. I believe […]

January 28, 2020

My take on moving from California to the Midwest

  • By Jack Lowe

Until I moved to Illinois for med school last summer, I had lived in Orange County, California my whole life.

Matt Lee and Alex Lucas, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 18, 2019

Studying the Medical System in Brazil Opened Our Eyes

  • By Matthew Lee and Alex Lucas

It was eye-opening to see the unique healthcare challenges faced in another part of the world.

October 28, 2019

Heart Inlets

  • By Valerie Chen

Anatomy lab is arguably the most famous rite of passage in medical school.

Bouldering with Classmates, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 21, 2019

Striking a Healthy Balance of Work, Activity and Fun is Key in Med School

  • By Samantha Houser

I believe it’s absolutely necessary to take care of your own wellness, especially as a medical student.

Yusi Gong, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 13, 2019

I Had an Idea to Improve Human Health, and it Won.

  • By Yusi Gong

I had an idea for health innovation, so I entered a competition and won $10,000 to make it real.

Andrea Hall, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 24, 2019

That Time I Delivered a Baby… Just Four Months into Medical School

  • By Andrea Hall

Four months into medical school, I had an experience I will never forget: I helped deliver a baby.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 12, 2019

Pod Squad: A Look At Some Of My Most Meaningful Relationships At Carle Illinois

  • By Lidija Barbaric

Though no adjustment is ever easy, finding yourself amongst like-minded individuals can make a somewhat daunting task, like medical school, actually quite enjoyable.

Health Mirror Make-a-thon Carle Illinois College of Medicine
January 16, 2019

My Experience at the First Carle Illinois Make-a-Thon

  • By Samantha Houser

Myself and twenty-eight other medical students and citizen scientists gathered to come up with an idea that answers the question, “What if healthy living was as simple as looking in a mirror?”