Negin Khosravi (3 Posts)
Medical Student Contributing Writer
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Negin is a fourth-year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio class of 2023. In 2017, she graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She then graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science in biotechnology. She enjoys playing with her dog, traveling, playing music, and reading in her free time. After graduating from medical school in the future, Negin would like to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.
Having been born and raised in Iran, Negin Khosravi has experienced horrors that are untold. As ongoing protests happen in Iran and as an aspiring physician leader, Negin hopes to shed some light on what is happening and advocate for people. It is time for racism, discrimination and lack of freedom to end.
Medical student Monique John shares her experience on observing a critical surgical procedure.
Henry Zou, an Asian American fourth-year medical student, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and finds courage and hope.
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.
Jean Anne Adomfeh unravels a common gender bias, contained in diagnosing chest pain, that has existed in medicine for decades and how through a few simple yet profound words of a teacher, combined with experiences along the way, she is inspired to help change the narrative.
Medical student Ritha Mera reviews responses to reproductive health care accesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mera writes as an advocate for women of color and highlights health disparities in vulnerable populations. Through drawing comparisons to past natural disasters and tracking the current pandemic’s harmful impacts on reproductive health care, Mera makes an argument for contraception and family planning to be included in emergency protocols for future disruptions.
Ritha Mera (1 Posts)
Medical Student Contributor
Windsor University School of Medicine
I am a first-generation immigrant from Portoviejo, Manabi, Ecuador. Navigating and experiencing life in my community has shaped and fueled my passion for women's reproductive health and education. I firmly believe education and accessible health care are the most powerful tools against disease. I am fascinated by Family medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology because they allow for primary prevention and education in reproductive health.