Author: Nikki Nametz

Nikki Nametz Nikki Nametz (2 Posts)

Editor Emeritus: Former Medical Student Editor (2012-2013) and Former Resident Editor (2013-2014)

University of Arizona College of Medicine


After completing medical school at University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2013, I’ve moved on to residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente — Los Angeles Medical Center. I’m passionate about preserving women’s reproductive choices, ensuring access to health care for all Americans, and facilitating scientific discovery in medicine. Also, I hate writing, which is unfortunate because I’ve got some things to say. (If this whole being a doctor thing falls through, I plan to camp outside The Onion headquarters until someone hires me.)




Choosing OB/GYN: Reflections from a Graduating Medical School Senior

I guess you could call me a late bloomer. I certainly wasn’t one of those people who had known since receiving their Fisher Price doctor bag at age five that they would one day grow up to be a pediatrician. And when I started medical school four years ago, I still didn’t have the slightest clue what type of physician I would ultimately become. In making my third year schedule, I became acutely aware of …

The Invisible Mandate

On August 1, 2012, while most of the world was tuned into the Summer Olympics underway in London, American women experienced a milestone—and they didn’t seem to notice. Thanks to Facebook’s Timeline feature, I am able to recall that morning clearly: driving into the hospital shortly after 4 a.m. to pre-round on my gynecologic oncology patients, NPR was busy reporting on the scandal that shook competitive badminton. Yet, despite coverage by major media both in …

Nikki Nametz Nikki Nametz (2 Posts)

Editor Emeritus: Former Medical Student Editor (2012-2013) and Former Resident Editor (2013-2014)

University of Arizona College of Medicine


After completing medical school at University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2013, I’ve moved on to residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente — Los Angeles Medical Center. I’m passionate about preserving women’s reproductive choices, ensuring access to health care for all Americans, and facilitating scientific discovery in medicine. Also, I hate writing, which is unfortunate because I’ve got some things to say. (If this whole being a doctor thing falls through, I plan to camp outside The Onion headquarters until someone hires me.)