Author: Jeromy Gotschall

Jeromy Gotschall (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Jeromy is a second year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, class of 2023. In 2018 Jeromy graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Arts in Neuroscience, before pursuing a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Colombia. His passion for environmental advocacy developed from his close relationship with his grandfather, an Alaskan polar bear biologist and avid climate activist. Jeromy co-leads Penn’s Healthcare Sustainability Group, serves as a medical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients in Philadelphia, and dances on his school's leading hip-hop team, Penn Hype.




Are Medical Schools Addressing All Dimensions of Health? Perspective from Philadelphia Medical Students

So, what is planetary health? It refers to a burgeoning field focused on understanding the health impacts of human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems, including climate change and environmental pollution. This also encompasses the immediate and downstream health threats from such disruptions, which have impacts on communities at the local level — Philadelphia is no exception.

Jeromy Gotschall (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Jeromy is a second year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, class of 2023. In 2018 Jeromy graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Arts in Neuroscience, before pursuing a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Colombia. His passion for environmental advocacy developed from his close relationship with his grandfather, an Alaskan polar bear biologist and avid climate activist. Jeromy co-leads Penn’s Healthcare Sustainability Group, serves as a medical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients in Philadelphia, and dances on his school's leading hip-hop team, Penn Hype.