Why Social Justice Belongs in Medical Education

Richard BrachWritten by Richard Brach '22
The well-being of a country’s children is an important measure to track, as poverty in early years can have long-lasting consequences on children’s performance in school and their adult health status (1). The United States is considered one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but we have childhood poverty rates that are some of the worst.Read more...

Journeying on the Global Health Pathway: Honoring My Families

Victor Abraham IIWritten by Victor M. Abraham II '23
My mother is an internal medicine physician who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1991. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, she fled her home country as a child due to the authoritarian regime and sought refuge in America. Soon after her arrival, her father died in a car accident, leaving her mother a widow and the sole caregiver for her, her three brothers, and her ill mother. My mother fought through great hardship to eventually become a physician. Read more...

“Presence & Attention”: A Meditation Guide for Medical Students

Q&A with Collin York '20
The UVM Larner College of Medicine recently launched a meditation guide for students, giving a broad look at the various ways integrating a meditation practice into daily life can help ease stress and anxiety, as well as foster health and well-being over time. Here, co-author Collin York ’20 talks about the goals for the project and the benefits to medical students. Read more...