Author: Carly Polcyn

Carly Polcyn Carly Polcyn (1 Posts)

Carly is a third year medical student at University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences in Toledo, OH class of 2022. In 2018, she graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She enjoys hiking, soccer, and hanging out with her cat. After graduating medical school Carly would like to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.




The “Problem” with Politics and Medicine

In 2018, a patient filed a complaint against a medical student for wearing a “Black Lives Matter” pin on her white coat. When the student reached out to her school’s administration, she received this response: “It is best to not raise barriers in the way we present ourselves…Some of your political pins may offend some people, and it is probably best not to wear them on your white coat or while you are working in a professional role.”

Carly Polcyn Carly Polcyn (1 Posts)

Carly is a third year medical student at University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences in Toledo, OH class of 2022. In 2018, she graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She enjoys hiking, soccer, and hanging out with her cat. After graduating medical school Carly would like to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine.