Meet the editors who make up the Progress Notes’ team:

IMG_3316Emily Podany is a third-year medical student from Los Angeles, CA. She is the co-president and co-founder of Short Coat Stories, Baylor’s first literature and medicine student group. She pursued advanced narrative nonfiction and fiction at Washington University in St. Louis before working as a high school English and math after-school teacher. She is pursuing a career as both a physician and writer in order to open the doors of medical knowledge to the public.


Jason Witmer entered medical school at Baylor College of Medicine after a career in journalism. His writings, radio stories, and short video documentaries have appeared in a variety of media outlets across the country, including the Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Jason is planning to continue writing while pursuing a career in academic psychiatry.


julia wang head shotJulia Wang is a second-year graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine. She was involved in designing and editing both literary and scientific journals at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Through Progress Notes, Julia hopes to explore the gap between biomedical sciences and medical practice from the perspective of a new-comer in both fields.


Doha Aboul-Fotouh

Doha Aboul-Fotouh is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English. While at Rice, she co-edited a collection of essays on Mean Girls (yes, the Lindsay Lohan movie) and worked as Chief Poetry Editor for The Rice Review. She hopes to continue reading and writing poetry throughout her career.

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