HPHR Fellow Priya Vedula Reflects on Her Experiences with Attending Medical School Online During the Pandemic
. I imagined my first year full of scrubs, white coats, dissections, late nights at the library, and lots of new friends. Unfortunately, these experiences were not in the cards for many of us entering our first year of medical school in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.
Our student group partners with local nursing students to provide a range of services to individuals who receive free hot meals from a local non-profit. We set up tents and tables in the patio area where we check vitals, take blood glucose readings, care for wounds, and provide hygiene items such as masks, hand sanitizers, and sunscreen.
In this blog, science communication is discussed in the context of vaccine hesitancy, particularly with regards to COVID-19 vaccines. Possible strategies to address this challenge are explored, whilst leaving room for nuance.
It seems that the key question is not whether we can or cannot mandate; rather, it is whether we should. It seems peculiar that many prominent people who are vaccinated or who understand the importance of the vaccine are choosing to either stay silent about it or actively oppose it.
While it seems that most authorities are heading in the direction of mandates, there are many that are pushing back.
In this installment from her Thriving Beyond COVID Series, Bibi Chaterpateah shares the pregnancy experience of Tangila A., who lives with endometriosis and PCOS
In this podcast, Sofia Weiss Goitiandia interviews the wonderful Dr. Nick about his work as a Medical Doctor and Co-Founder of OneDay Health in Northern Uganda.
Local independent school teacher, Sasha K. shares her story about pregnancy in a global pandemic
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia dives into “Access to Medicines, Vaccines and the COVID-19 Pandemic with Medical Anthropologist and Health Equity Advocate Sarai Keestra”
Sofia Weiss Goitiandia talks to medical anthropologist and medical doctor-to-be Sarai Keestra to discuss a pertinent interdisciplinary issue of our time, access to medicines.
Dr. Hannah Nazri discusses “Can social media lead to health illiteracy and should doctors be online?”
Dr. Hannah Nazri discusses the role of social media in promoting health illiteracy and whether doctors should be online.