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Students work tremendously hard for many years in order to be admitted into medical school. It is no small feat to endure years of education while being involved with research, extracurriculars and volunteering. People may have told you, “The hardest part is getting in!” While it has become increasingly difficult to gain admission into medical … Read More
Stephany Giraldo Eierle, DO, MPH, a Latina first-generation American and a PGY-3 in the University of Massachusetts Chan Worchester Family Medicine residency program, has a strong social media following on Instagram. In this edited Q&A, she discusses how she uses her platform to be a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, public health and mental health.
The practice of medicine is constantly evolving to accommodate the changing needs of patients. In 2020, the pandemic created an enormous shift toward telemedicine as the premier modality to treat patients. Prior to the pandemic of 2020, telemedicine was a novel commodity that most insurers would not pay for, or the reimbursement was so low … Read More
In 2020, firearm-related injury surpassed motor vehicle accidents to become the leading cause of death in U.S. children. Like opioids and viral illnesses, gun violence in America has become an epidemic.
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for the advancement of Latina/o/x/e, Hispanic or of Spanish origin (LHS+) identified medical students, has shared the results of a national needs assessment focused on documenting the experiences of discrimination faced by LHS+ identified medical students applying to residency programs. The needs assessment … Read More
Maybe it is the stereotypical American in me, but prior to this past weekend’s events, I could not point to Finland if you gave me a globe or map. Now, however embarrassing that may or may not be, I was lucky enough to represent the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and the United States as … Read More
Monday, July 4th, 2022. I am at an all-American backyard BBQ and I’m feeling…out of place. Everyone is enjoying this national holiday without a worry in the world, while the gears in my brain spin so fast that I think I can smell something up there burning. Stories are exchanged about pregnancy and parenthood, reiterating … Read More
A 10-year-old female presented to our global health outreach clinic in Uganda in May 2018 for evaluation of progressive pigmentary changes on the face and severe visual impairment. Cutaneous examination revealed a large area of mottled hypopigmentation involving the central nose and upper cutaneous lip. Ocular examination revealed corneal opacities involving the bilateral eyes. The … Read More
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to reflect on the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the U.S. culture and economy. According to the latest statistics, there are roughly 62 million Hispanics living in the United States.