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Chad Childers Chad Childers (1 Posts)

Medical Student Editor and Contributing Writer

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chad Childers is a third-year medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana (class of 2024). He received his Master of Bioethics from Harvard Medical School and his Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities from Indiana University, Indianapolis. He enjoys running, reading, and napping in his free time. After medical school, Chad plans to pursue a career in hospice.




No. 17A

My attention swung back and forth between my mom, my screen and the pairs of eyes periodically peering into the hospital room. I focused on the next question on my screen. Another patient had expired as if they were a carton of milk left too long in the fridge.

Socializing in Medical School: Evaluating Our Racial Comfort Zones

I came across a photo on social media of some classmates that appeared almost identical to another one I had seen months ago — beaming medical students crowded together against a brick wall of a campus apartment. Déjà vu. But there was one difference. Nearly all the students in this picture were white, whereas all the students in the older picture were non-white. 

Elana Galassi (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem


Elana Galassi is a second-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem in New York City, class of 2024. In 2018, she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and working out in her free time. After graduating, Elana would like to pursue a career in Primary Care Sports Medicine.