Tag: mental health

Micaela Torres Micaela Torres (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Charles R. Drew/UCLA University of Medicine and Science

Micaela is a first-generation medical student at the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program interested in surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA and MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her experiences growing up in a low-income, medically underserved community motivate her to advocate for equitable surgical care. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and reading.

The Blues of Code Blue

“Code blue!” They teach it as an algorithm and a protocol. But what you are not taught are the emotions attached to a code. I had just finished a cholecystectomy case on my surgery rotation and was walking by the medical intensive care unit when I heard “rapid response team, coronary care unit (CCU).” Since the CCU was not far and I am interested in emergency and critical care medicine, I decided to go to …

Chidera Okafor Chidera Okafor (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

MS4 | Aspiring Child Psychiatrist | Social Justice | Mentorship | St. Louis baby