Tag: public health

Emma Martin Emma Martin (2 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief

University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine


Emma is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is applying into otolaryngology. Her research interests include advancement of vestibular function testing, particularly in the pediatric population, as well as optimizing and improving medical education.

She graduated from Northwestern University in 2015 with a bachelor of arts in biology and a minor in religious studies. She has been a stickler for grammar and sentence structure since elementary school. Her two primary non-medical interests are cats and hockey.




DIY Medicine

Do-it-yourself (DIY) medicine is particularly appealing to those who wish to take their health into their own hands and remove costly, time-consuming physicians from the equation. Crucial, however, is the fact that these companies are independently run and thus are not regulated by any governing scientific body.

Physicians as Leaders: The Need for a Novel Curriculum Addressing Health Care Reform

Nationally, our current medical education model fails to address the fundamental tenets of the U.S. health care system, health care policy, and business management. Despite the recent major shift in health care policy, medical schools have proved universally inept at equipping future doctors with the knowledge and tools they need to influence policy in their professional field and to thrive in their careers.

Beyond Illness Roundtables: Social Justice and Clinicians of the 21st Century

In promoting health justice, our team at Systemic Disease believes it is vital to recognize the connection between bias and adverse health outcomes. We utilized a discussion model provided by In-Training’s Beyond Illness Roundtable toolkit to guide a discussion on such interactions that exist across all interprofessional relationships and those that may cloud, strain and negatively impact individuals from teaching, learning and, above all, healing.

“Rollin’ Up That Broccoli”: Looking Through the Smoke Surrounding Nutrition in Medical Education

Advice on how to eat is perhaps the most ubiquitous type of medicine we are exposed to throughout our day-to-day. Just look at Dr. Oz or recall the waxing and waning popularity of fad diets. While I struggle to define any sources as legitimate nutrition education, it stands to reason that doctors receive training about carbs, calories and fats, right?

Kevin Shi Kevin Shi (4 Posts)

Writer-in-Training

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


I'm just a dude trying to find my way in the world through (public) health and advancing APIA status.