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Sara Phillips Sara Phillips (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributor

University of Washington School of Medicine

Sara is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine.




Reflecting on What Inspires a Career: A Journey to Obstetrics and Gynecology Through an Exploration of Structural Racism in Adverse 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 OBGYN to confront this prejudicial history and create a more just path forward.

The Difficult Patient

Medical student Allen Betts explores the often underrated effect of psychosocial determinants and the integral part they play in the influencing health and well-being. Read more to find out how he has come to appreciate the soft skills a physician gleans through patient encounters rather than through books.

Allen Betts Allen Betts (2 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer, Columnist

Indiana University School of Medicine

Allen is a fourth-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Allen plans on pursuing a career in Radiology.