Students

Being a physician is one of the most rewarding, challenging, noble professions you could have chosen. Remember today that regardless if you receive the match you want, don’t receive the one you want, or don’t match at all, you have a valuable role to play in our world going forward.

Lauren Nichols, a fourth-year medical student, chose medicine over acting. Today, she found out who chose her when she matched at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in pediatrics.

Michelle Grafelman, a fourth-year medical student, caught a bug for research at an early age that inspired her to pursue medicine. Today, she matched at the University of Washington in pediatrics.

Casey Smith, a fourth-year medical student, dedicated his undergraduate medical education to studying the healthcare needs of Native American and rural communities. Today, he matched at the University of California, San Francisco in primary care.

University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Pharmacology graduate students connected with kids and families at the Science Museum of Minnesota during the Women in Science & Engineering event, a hands-on science experience focused on female leaders working in a variety of scientific and engineering professions.

A third-year Medical School resident, Ebiere Okah, MD, is advocating against the use of race in medicine at the state and national levels.

Dr. Prasad and his colleagues began the Community Health & Advocacy Talks—or CHAT—to create a space for ongoing conversation about the social determinants of health and connect students and residents with partners and allies in the work of health advocacy.

The U of M Medical School and College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus work interprofessionally to educate students on Naloxone first aid training and response.

Maryanne Reilly-Spong, PhD, is uniquely qualified and positioned to provide much needed service, bridging gaps in mental healthcare needs for Medical School students through the program, Confidential Bridging Services.

A group of U of M Medical School students added the finishing touches on a new home constructed by Habitat for Humanity, which will become one of 11 new houses on Maryland Avenue in St. Paul for families facing home insecurity.

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