Personal Perspectives

The Future is Bright—Award Recipients Share Insights

May 24th, 2023

By: Katie Cavender, MBA


Primary care is the first point of care for many. It has a direct impact on health equity and is uniquely positioned to[...]

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A Teaching Hospital Partnership with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe

September 21st, 2022

By: Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH and Damon Leader Charge


Beautiful Rosebud, South Dakota, is the home of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, or the Sicangu Oyate. In 2012, the Sicangu[...]

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Language Barriers to Optimal Health Care: Caring for Migrant Workers in the Middle East

June 3rd, 2022

By: Saad I. Mallah


What good is art when the viewer is blind to the colors you draw in?

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Black Birthing Persons Matter—All of Them

April 14th, 2022

By: Zahada (Kiersten) Gillette-Pierce


 A Black trans dad, Kayden Coleman shares his clinical experience during his two pregnancies. He recounts horrible[...]

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Increasing the Black Physician Workforce: How One Student is Taking Action to Address Diversity in Medicine

March 31st, 2022

By: Jenifer Chisom Ogu


“When I grow up, I wanna be Dr. G!” That was how, at seven years old, I announced to my parents that I wanted to be a[...]

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Food Rx: A Prescription for Health Systems and Medical Education

March 10th, 2022

By: Tyler J. Schubert, BA


It’s an overcast Tuesday morning in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Mary walks into the outpatient clinic for her groceries.[...]

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A “Mouthless” Medical Education: The Gap Between Medicine and Dentistry in Academia and Practice

January 6th, 2022

By: Subin Jeong, BA


Medicine and dentistry in the classroom: the context of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine


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Primary Care Innovations in Medical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from the Philippines

January 5th, 2022

By: Jake Bryan S. Cortez, MD, Malaya P. Santos, MD MPH, and Renzo R. Guinto, MD DrPH


It has been almost two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global health crisis continues to[...]

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Knock-Knock: Our Ordinary is the Patient’s Extraordinary

December 22nd, 2021

By: Justin Ong, BS


The time reads 8:30 am. Walking down the pediatric wards as a third-year medical student, it is easy to get lost in the[...]

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Why Harvard Medical School Could Be a Perfect Place to Train Family Medicine Physicians

January 5th, 2021

By: Taylor Zabel, Kathe Miller, MD and Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH


In 1965, Harvard Medical School (HMS) had a thriving Family Medicine & Primary Care Residency—a visionary program that[...]

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