Tag: patient care

Katelyn Girtain Katelyn Girtain (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Katelyn is a second year medical student with a passion for issues around access to care. She is an asipiring primary care pediatrician.




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.

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.

Allen Bell, MD Allen Bell, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Contributing Writer

F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine - Uniformed Services University

Allen is a recent graduate from the Uniformed Services University and an Intern at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was born in Germany and moved to Missouri when he was 12. In 2015, he graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Before starting medical school in 2017, he worked as an Assistant Manager of a plasma donation center, a live-in Volunteer Firefighter/AEMT, and he co-founded a company with his best friend from college. He enjoys restoring a 1977 F-150, hiking, and spending time with his puppy and his wife, who also happens to be an Intern at Walter Reed.