Rachael Jackson (1 Posts)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Rachael Jackson is a fourth-year student in the MD/MPH program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Public Health from the University of Virginia in May 2019. As a member of the Schaefer-Solle research team at the Firefighter Cancer Institute of UM, Rachael has conducted research investigating female firefighters’ increased risk of cervical cancer. At this time, she is interested in pursuing residency in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and is a passionate advocate for women's health. She aims to investigate and ameliorate disparities in the field with a public health systems frame of mind.
Last year, I walked into a big hospital room towards the tiny NICU bed with a tiny baby in his space helmet. The moment he came out of that helmet, which was pumping in 100% oxygen, he would start deteriorating.
This summer, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case from 1973 that previously affirmed the right to an abortion, effectively ending access to safe, legal abortions in large swaths of the United States. Many across our country are still grappling with the ramifications of this decision…But how in particular will this affect medical education? And what can medical students do about it?
Zachary Simpson (3 Posts)
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Zachary is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK class of 2023. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, summa cum laude. He is interested in using the medical humanities to explore the physician-patient relationship. After graduating from medical school, Zachary would like to pursue residency training in psychiatry.