Tag: health care disparities

Ali Mientus Ali Mientus (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

West Virginia University School of Medicine


Ali Mientus is a Pittsburgh native exploring the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia as a medical student at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She has a passion for pediatrics and mental health. When she isn't studying, napping, or serving the community, she can be found playing soccer, training for half-marathons, or making music with friends.




Reflections from the Waiting Room

My friend sat dutifully by my side in the squeaky plastic chairs of the emergency department waiting room. She tried her best to subtly come up with conversation ideas to keep me talking; our misguided belief in the old wives’ tale about keeping a person with a concussion awake showed how much more we had to learn.

We See Your Humanity First: An Open Letter to Our Peers and Patients Post-Election

Post-election, many of us in the medical field have become ever more aware of the somber sentiments expressed by the groups that were rhetorically and literally targeted throughout the election cycle. Many of us are women, immigrants, people of all faiths, people of color, refugees, disabled individuals and members of the LGBT community. We understand that policies and hateful rhetoric impact us, impact our colleagues, impact our families and impact our patients. We can see how the communities we serve have already started to be affected by this election.

Vaidehi Mujumdar Vaidehi Mujumdar (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Wake Forest School of Medicine


Vaidehi Mujumdar is a medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine. An alumna of Dartmouth College, her writing has been published in The Guardian, The Almost Doctors Channel, The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, India.com US Edition, Media Diversified, and others. Follow her on Twitter @VeeMuj.