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Gavin Clark

Gavin Clark
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Gavin Clark, MS attended the University of California Davis where he received a BS in medical microbiology. He then went on to receive his MS in physiology at Georgetown University. He is now a second-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he is a member of the Health Justice Scholars Track as well as the leadership team for the Georgetown chapter of Medical Students for Choice.

He chose to enroll in Dr. Maggie Carry’s narrative in medicine course in his second year, during which this essay took form. While personal narrative is new to Gavin, he has been writing poetry and short fiction since his early childhood.

Alongside his passion for medicine and writing, Gavin has explored a penchant for food and drink. As a professional bartender, he has mixed martinis in a Michelin Star restaurant and margaritas in a bar sitting over the Pacific Ocean, all the while exploring the art of storytelling.

He is excited to integrate his love for narrative into a long career in medicine.

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How I Learned to Give Permission to Myself

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A medical student finally learned how to give permission to himself to explore his memories and experience his emotions.