Tag: cultural sensitivity

Lauren Offield (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Lauren is a medical student at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, FL, Class of 2025. In 2019, she graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor of science in cell and developmental biology and a minor in religious studies. After graduating medical school, Lauren hopes to pursue a career in anesthesiology and then pain management.

Navigating Cultural Sensitivities and Trust in Health Care: A Personal Encounter in Family Medicine

Skepticism of health care is widespread throughout some of these communities — rightly so due to historical mistreatment, discrimination and lack of representation along with cultural differences. This distrust may be further strengthened by a patient’s own personal experiences. I respected this wariness, but I had yet to witness it firsthand.

Syed Shehab Syed Shehab (4 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Fourth-year medical student. Interested in issues around diversity and inclusion, social justice in medicine and looking at health systems and how they can be used to improve access and delivery of care.