Elena Lorenzana
University of Michigan Medical School
Ellie Lorenzana is a medical student at the University of Michigan planning to pursue a career in pediatrics. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. In her free time, she enjoys daydreaming, exploring new places, and writing poetry.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The word ‘auxocardia,’ is defined as “enlargement of the heart, either by hypertrophy or dilation” (medicaldictionary.com). At Auxocardia Journal, we like to broaden that definition of heart expansion to also include, ‘the process of becoming a healthcare provider.’ Auxocardia Journal (auxocardia.com) was founded in 2020 as a collaborative, community space for learners in the health professions to share their reflections on the process of becoming a healthcare provider. Publishing biannually, in May and November, we seek to provide a forum for students to express themselves creatively and…