I’m Trisha Paul, a fourth year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School who aspires to become a pediatric oncologist and pediatric palliative care physician. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in English with Honors along with minors in Biochemistry and Medical Anthropology.

This blog will chronicle my explorations through narrative medicine and the intersection between literature and medicine, particularly focusing on illness narratives. It’s a space for me to reflect on the works that I encounter and struggle with the ideas and representations that I come across.

In parallel to my own goals in investigating illness narratives, this blog aims to promote an exploration of illness narratives in 3 arenas: learning, researching, and teaching. I hope that this blog will be a resource for students, learners, educators, and patients all approaching this field with different purposes and different perspectives.

Please feel free to contact me at tkpaul@umich.edu; I’d love to hear from you.