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Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice is a medical student-driven magazine offering a creative outlet for student expression, published by UICOMR in cooperation with UICOMR Marketing and Media Services.

Our student team of editors is a small group of medical students passionate about the humanities and cognizant of the positive influence of creative expression as we navigate medical school. From art and music to op-eds and creative writing pieces, we’d love to see what you create. If you’d like to see your work published on our website, send it to:


When "Sarap!" is All I Know

By Emily Nepomuceno A Filipino breakfast, with Kamatis, tomatoes, chopped and swimming in Suka, vinegar A perfect match for my Bangsilog, it’s Milkfish, rice, and eggs. It’s One bite and I’m Home Adobo,…

Wheat grains

Friends of Your Taste Buds: Oats

Oats by Mwangi Wamaina Salutations, friends. Illinois is a land towered by maple trees, basswood, hickory, oak, dogwood, ash, and the ever-constant evergreens1; it is a land where tree squirrels climb, Eastern cottontail…

Phase One

Phase One – The Core. – ERN

The thoroughness of the physical exam is to be Balanced With efficiency. From the crown of their head Down to the nail of their great toe. I am a novice. I run through…

Professional Humanity

by Shivali Shukla The day prior, I watched a funeral procession glide past me, my own tires trailing slowly behind. All those cars, each with someone mourning the loss of a person they…


By Ellen Reter Bulging, the pseudopod extends, cilia pulsing to propel the massive white blood cell through the jumbled circulatory system. It stretches and retracts, reaching out to gently brush against its neighbors—seeking,…

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