Journeys in Education

This category contains student reflections on key moments in their education that gave them new perspective and deeper insights to healthcare.

Ashley Dixon (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Ashley is a first generation Jamaican-American fourth year medical student interested in the field of psychiatry. She is passionate about narrative medicine and enjoys gardening and playing with her 2-year-old german shepard mix.

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.

Kayla Flewelling Kayla Flewelling (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

I am a 4th year medical student at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. I am applying to surgery for residency and my favorite activities include writing, playing my guitar, painting, and crocheting!