Tag: empathy

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.

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.

Sydney Adenya (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Egerton University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kenya

Sydney is a final year medical student at Egerton University Faculty of Health Sciences in Kenya, class of 2021. He believes narrative medicine not only offers an avenue for embracing diversity in the medical field through shared experiences, but also helps to bridge the relational gap between doctors and patients. He is passionate about promoting equitable and compassionate healthcare. In his free time, he enjoys taking nature walks, listening to music and reading novels. After graduating from medical school, Sydney would like to pursue a career in either Cardiology or Oncology.