As a field of study, global health didn’t exist when Lisa V. Adams, MD ’90, was a Dartmouth medical student. After finding her own path, she is now using her more than 20 years of global health experience to help students coordinate international service-learning experiences through Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Health Equity.
Articles by: Susan Green
Every year, the Medical School welcomes students to the profession in the White Coat Ceremony. In an increasingly informal age, what does it mean to wear a white coat? Geisel students and faculty talk about the history of the ceremony and what it means to them.
As an adventure-loving college student in Iowa, Kristen Jogerst knew she wanted to do three things with her life. As a second-year medical student, she’s well on her way to accomplishing all three.
Our memories are integral to our personal identity, but we cannot take for granted that they will always be with us.
Mengyi Zha (’16) is already working to help China’s poor and homeless populations get the basic health services they need. “Growing up in Beijing, I was aware of the large number of poor and homeless people living in the streets but was taught to ignore them,” Zha recalls. “I felt it was my responsibility to speak for the voiceless and advocate for the ignored, but it wasn’t encouraged.”
Health apps for smartphones are nothing new. Now, health-care providers are increasingly using sophisticated technology-based medical applications to help patients manage chronic illnesses.