Patient Advocacy

This category contains a collection of moments students have had with their patients that helped renew their purpose in the field.

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.




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.

Nicholas Czelatka Nicholas Czelatka (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I began volunteering in EMS in 2013 and attained my paramedic certification in 2016. I received my Bachelor's degree in Health Science from Stony Brook University in 2019. Since then, I have been studying at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine with an anticipated graduation of 2023.