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Micky Akinrodoye Micky Akinrodoye (2 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Micky is a 4th-year medical student who is passionate about holistic wellness and always taking into account the social determinants of health to provide the highest quality of care to patients. He aspires to be an Orthopedic Surgeon.




Hidden Impact: Parental Health Status and the Cost for Children

Medical student Katelyn Girtain writes about her experiences as a child of a disabled mother that contributed to the lack of proper insurance and ultimately the occurrence of preventable health issues. She also explores relevant policies and the lack of literature on the impacts of parental disability/lack of insurance on children.

A Journey to Obstetrics & Gynecology Through Structural Racism in Maternal Outcomes

Medical student Sara Phillips writes a personal reflection, grounded in scholarly literature, that details her exploration of racism as a mechanism for perpetuating disparities in maternal health outcomes. The piece traces discriminatory policies and actions undertaken by physicians and leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology to portray a historical origin for contemporary health inequities. Interacting with these grim stories and statistics, she reflects on what it means for her to seek out a career in OB/GYN to confront this prejudicial history and create a more just path forward.

Chidera Okafor Chidera Okafor (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

MS4 | Aspiring Child Psychiatrist | Social Justice | Mentorship | St. Louis baby