Inspiration in a crisis

Portrait of Kate Geschwind

"I’ve loved seeing the random acts of kindness that people have been doing to spread joy, such as grocery stores handing out free flowers, people sending hand-painted letters, or people offering to grocery shop for high-risk groups so they don’t have to risk exposure by going into public settings. Despite the social distancing, people are still finding ways to show their support for one another."
– Kate Geschwind, MS3

Portrait of Carlos Perez, sixth-year M.D./Ph.D. student

"It is inspiring to be part of an institution that actively participates in finding solutions during times we need it the most. Minnesota should be immensely proud of that."
– Carlos Perez, sixth-year M.D./Ph.D. student

Portrait of Jake Krogstad

"Hearing stories about how our health care providers are confronting this challenge reminds me every day why I chose to pursue medicine as a career."
– Jake Krogstad, MS2

Portrait of Marketa Dimitrov

"It is wonderful to experience such amazing teamwork, solidarity, and devotion to our patients, whether it be through direct medical care or through protecting them by staying home."
– Marketa Dimitrov, M.D., second-year pediatrics resident

Portrait of Edith Hernandez

"Seeing my med school peers create CovidSitters [and] watching the efforts of several professors … is all incredibly inspiring. This has inspired me personally to help in any way possible, whether it’s by donating blood or volunteering my time to one of the many ongoing efforts."
– Edith Hernandez, first-year M.D./Ph.D. student

Portrait of Sean McSweeney

"We are blessed and lucky to live in the state of Minnesota at this time. At all levels of leadership, we have seen swift and decisive actions that are helping ‘flatten the curve’ and mitigate untold consequences of this disease."
– Sean McSweeney, MS2

Published on May 12, 2020