The Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian: Emergency Care in the Bahamas

Written by Ashton Pike '21
In early September, while I was in West Palm Beach, Florida, for my obstetrics/gynecology clerkship at St. Mary’s Medical Center, I prepared for Hurricane Dorian barreling towards us. Since it was my first storm, I made certain to take the precautions. I stocked up on water, canned foods, and even holed up in the medical center for a few nights. In the end, the storm ended up moving northeast of Florida’s coasts and missed my city.
Read more...

“Imagine What a Few Hundred Future Doctors Can Do:” Climate Change and Health

Written by Megan Malgeri, M.D.'12
One year ago, more than 100 medical organizations, representing over six million health care professionals in 125 countries signed a global “call to action.” That statement began with the words“Climate change is a global health emergency." The World Health Organization has a list of the top ten threats to global health, and climate change is at the top of the list this year. The message is clear: Climate change poses an alarming threat, and our health is on the line.
Read more...

A Place of Gratitude: Professionalism at the Larner College of Medicine

Written by Gordon White
I recently had the honor of sitting on the Dean’s Professionalism Statement Task Force. I am not sure what prompted me to apply, but I was genuinely excited about being selected. At our first meeting, Dean Page made it clear to us that this statement was incredibly important. He and Dr. Leonard had selected a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and residents to comprise the task force.
Read more...

Building Gender Inclusion in Women’s Services

Written by Eli Goldberg '20
Each day, the doctors and staff of the outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinics (known as Women’s Services) support patients through complicated pregnancies, new cancer diagnoses, and a variety of other deeply personal healthcare concerns, as well as routine care like Pap smears and birth control prescriptions, all with the greatest empathy and respect. But, what would it be like to access care at Women’s Services if you weren’t a woman?
Read more...