Tag: health care economics

Reilly Sample Reilly Sample (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Reilly is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He has taken a leave of absence to pursue a Master of Science in clinical investigation while working as a translational research fellow at an academic medical center in the Midwest. He received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. In his free time, Reilly enjoys running, backpacking, reading, and music composition.




What do Medical Students Need to Know About Inner City Poverty?

As many urban academic medical centers have become the world’s leaders in research and patient care, their bordering neighborhoods have suffered through decades of disinvestment and economic blight. Medical students often receive their first years of training in hospitals that serve these disadvantaged populations. While the current focus on social determinants of health represents a rising cornerstone of medical education, what else do medical students need to know about inner city poverty?

How Jimmy Kimmel Failed His Own Test

On May 12, late-night personality Jimmy Kimmel gave a now famous emotional monologue about his newborn son’s health complications, concluding with a politicized message against Trump’s budget and health care reforms. Although Kimmel avoided directly implicating Republicans or Trump, he delivered his “heartfelt plea” immediately following the approval of the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA), making it obvious whom Kimmel was really addressing.

Clinton v. Trump: Health Care Proposals

With the 2016 presidential election just days away, debates on the personalities and as well as the policy agendas of the respective candidates have become increasingly fierce. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may both be moderates at heart, but their official policy platforms represent near-extremes of the political spectrum. This holds especially true in their proposals regarding healthcare: Trump’s proposal, entitled “Health Care Reform to Make America Great Again,” and Clinton’s, “Universal, Quality, Affordable Health Care for Everyone in America” together paint a picture of the spectrum of opinions and debates surrounding healthcare.

Ontario’s Health Care Cutbacks are Affecting Medical Students

The Ontario government is cutting physician services. Two rounds of unilateral fee cuts, with the most recent on October 1, saw physician fees cut by 1.3 percent. Different from other public sector employees, physicians have a commitment to patient care, limiting their legal and ethical ability to take job action. As a medical student not currently earning a salary — but rather paying $24,000 a year in tuition — and junior member of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), I can only passively observe the reaction of many doctors in Ontario to these cuts, and the accompanying provincial government’s almost apathetic response.

Andrew Micieli Andrew Micieli (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine


Andrew grew up in Vaughan ON and completed his undergrad and business masters degree at the University of Toronto. He is currently a medical student at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on decision analytic models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. Follow him on Twitter, @medstudent_blog, for up-to-date medical news relevant to medical students.