Movement, Motivation & Medicine

BY Emma Lalor | December 16, 2023 | Student Essay Awards

An Ethnographic Look into Pre-med Experiences from Immigrant Students in California

Emma Lalor’s ambitious “Movement, Motivation & Medicine: an ethnographic look into pre-med experiences from immigrant students in California,” uses the medium of the graphic novel to create a powerful visual-verbal ethnography of challenges to immigrant students that often go unnoticed or unheard. Below are two chapters from the piece, which was written for Prof. Seth Holmes’s Fall 2022 Art of Writing class, “Inequality and the Body: Health, Medicine, Society and Environment.”

Fall 2022 Award Winner

View the Movement, Motivation & Medicine graphic novel (.pdf).