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The Health Dose: Student Voices

Mariano Lake, New Mexico. Photo credit Ariel Shirley.
Tags: Diné (Navajo) Nation, Native American health care, traditional Native American teachings, running, holistic wellness, diabetes, heart disease, Cancer, family health history, integrative health

Yá’át’ééh (hello in Diné), my name is Ariel Shirley. I am a senior studying public health at the University of Arizona. I grew up near the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Gallup, N.M. Since I was a little girl, my Diné... read more

Medical student Mary Smith
Tags: medical school, work-life balance, diversity, women in medicine, parenting

I didn’t head straight to medical school after college. I did, however, head straight into parenting. My first daughter was born five months after I graduated from college. Four more daughters eventually joined her, and I... read more

Cinterandes mobile operating room fords a stream
Tags: Ecuador, surgery, rural health, medical school, Dr. Edgar Rodas, Cinterandes Foundation

On a Thursday afternoon in June, I found myself dressed in scrubs and a surgery cap, crossing a cable bridge over an expansive Amazon tributary. After 30 hours assisting with surgeries in a delivery-truck-turned-operating-room... read more