#MedSchoolRant 1

Today marks the end of two weeks of our Reproductive Block. This is a block I didn’t know I was looking forward to until the first day of class. While I sat in the back of the classroom listening to my first couple classes in Repro and for once, being fully engaged with all the […]

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public health, my first real love

The truth it public health is so broad, it’s hard to talk about all aspects of it in one week! Anyway, within this post I am going to 1) define public health, 2) discuss how I was first introduced to the field & 3) why I fell in love with it!

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

The previous post touched on the definition of racism, and the different types of racism in the previous post. Now I want to shift the focus to Racism as a Public Health issue. Racism has been in America since the founding of this country.

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Let’s Talk Racism

To begin, let’s define racism. Racism as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission is,

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Police Brutality is a Public Health Issue

Before I dive in, I want to say I am disgusted, heartbroken and livid with what I have been seeing. Rest in Power George Floyd. 🙏🏽 Police brutality is a public health issue, and the American Public Health Association has acknowledged it as such.

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Social Determinants of Health 101

Let’s talk about a really important foundational concept, that is only touched once or twice in medical school but is the basis of public health – Social Determinants of Health.

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A Kritical Look – The Beginning

A Kritical Look is more than a “medfluencer” blog. It is the perspective of medicine, beyond medicine. It is about advocacy, mentorship, social justice, breaking barriers, and an honest, blunt perspective of your not-so-average medical student.

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