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.

Micaela Mcgregor (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

University of Oklahoma from Tulsa

I am a third year medical student at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma pursuing a career in Internal Medicine. I am passionate about racial inequities in healthcare, women's health, and my Akita Harper!