Tag: patient advocacy

Negin Khosravi Negin Khosravi (3 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Negin is a fourth-year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio class of 2023. In 2017, she graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She then graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science in biotechnology. She enjoys playing with her dog, traveling, playing music, and reading in her free time. After graduating from medical school in the future, Negin would like to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.




Hidden Impact: Parental Health Status and the Cost for Children

Medical student Katelyn Girtain writes about her experiences as a child of a disabled mother that contributed to the lack of proper insurance and ultimately the occurrence of preventable health issues. She also explores relevant policies and the lack of literature on the impacts of parental disability/lack of insurance on children.

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.

Shivani Sundaram (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Shivani a first year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Because she is indisputably passionate about literature and music, she is currently considering Neurology as a specialty. She believes the brain provides a tangible link between the humanities and medicine, and hopes that studying its complexities will enable her to teach people the interlinks between the environment and the self.