Documentary Films Created by First Year Medical Students
LESSONS LEARNED: Students Discuss the lessons they learned from their patients.
Frank Lentini lives with the debilitating side effects of Hemophilia
Filmmakers: Mike Nakhla and Mark Nakhla
Emily Shifflet: Living with Rhett Syndrome
Filmmakers: Ashkan Morim and Hayk Stepanyan
Nancy Ehrlich discusses a fall she suffered several years ago which left her paralyzed.
Filmmakers: Marc Breton and Wendy To
Dotty Bell deals with many different medical issues. She teaches us how her religious beliefs help her deal with her constant pain and life struggles.
Filmmakers: Christine Clark and Adeline Melvin
Some films created in past years
Robert “Blanky” Blankenhorn and Family
Filmmaker: Diana Tacelosky
In this amazing film, Blanky and his daughter tell their story. Blanky is living with ALS. Their remarkable adjustment to his illness. Meanwhile he is spirited and reveals his charisma with a few well chosen jokes.
Filmmakers: Matt Piotrowski and Matt Pavelic
In this profoundly moving film, Marly’s parents and physician articulately discuss her course including her brain tumor and subsequent chemotherapy and radition — and the rare side effect she suffered from radiation known as Radiation Necrosis, which severely devastated Marly’s white matter.
Marly’s father eloquently and emotionally speaks about how he’s managed to keep functioning despite his heartbreak — including working while his wife takes care of Marly. All the medications are shown, as are her nighttime rituals. And more importantly — how the parents cope — dad day to day — and mom — through her belief that her daughter knew she was ready for heaven.
Filmmakers: Katie Cantore and Nick Sgrignoli
Click on the links below to view films made in previous years.
Infants and Children
Adolescents and Teens
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