Tag: Culture Diversity Inclusion Race Social Justice

Blog Posts (10)

January 27, 2017

Medicine and the Holocaust in Medical Education: International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27

By Hedy S. Wald “Medicine was used for villainous ends during the Holocaust.  The Holocaust was an enormous trauma inflicted on human dignity and the human person; medicine was implicated in crimes against humanity.”  His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston.1 January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day designated by the United Nations […]
January 25, 2017

DACA Medical Students- Making America Great Again!

By Kimrey Van Perre My friends have been called “courageous” for sharing their plight as undocumented students with the US Congress.  They have been called “DREAMers” due to the Dream Act that has been repeatedly introduced in Congress but never passed.  I call them “selfless” and “unrelenting” in their commitment to the medically underserved despite […]
January 17, 2017

Stories from the Border: Hearing the Voice of All Community Members

By Audrey Hertenstein We shuffled through the metal detector and were directed to stand with our backs against a wall – the final step in an hour long process to enter the Florence, AZ Detention Center to visit with detainees the organization Mariposas sin Fronteras had been communicating with to offer assistances such as letters […]
December 19, 2016

Supporting Your Students in These Troubling Times

By Mark Kuczewski University and college administrations have shown laudable leadership since the election in offering support to their students who feel under threat.  The strongest and most explicit statements have been in regard to undocumented students who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  As the almost 800,000 persons of […]
November 16, 2016

Healing, Hate, and Solidarity

By Duncan Maru “Non-violence is the highest spirituality”  Mahavir, Jain Spiritual Leader “Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love.”  St. Francis of Assisi As a physician, it is my calling to heal. Healing goes far deeper than knowing the right science and prescribing the right medication.  […]
November 16, 2016

Healing, Hate, and Solidarity

By Duncan Maru “Non-violence is the highest spirituality”  Mahavir, Jain Spiritual Leader “Lord, make me an instrument of your Peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love.”  St. Francis of Assisi As a physician, it is my calling to heal. Healing goes far deeper than knowing the right science and prescribing the right medication.  […]
November 14, 2016

Filling the Vacuum: Immigration, Health Policy and Latino Leadership in Medicine

By Jacob Begres and Orlando Sola “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” -Donald […]
November 10, 2016

Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, a poem by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR This poem is metaphorically from the cutting room floor, meaning that it was cut from the original manuscript for my novel-in-verse, Under the Mesquite.  My editor at Lee & Low Books, Emily Hazel, and I both agreed that given the nature of the manuscript, our intended audience, and the gentle […]
September 20, 2016

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

The capturing on video of the recent death of Terence Crutcher due to a police shooting has renewed concern about the respect paid to black lives in U.S. society.  ReflectiveMedEd reprints these remarks from a #WhiteCoats4BlackLives event at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine which was part of a national observance that gathered […]
July 12, 2016

A Journey to the Border: A Reflection of the Other Side

By Jeff Ni “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” ― Ronald Reagan Today, immigration is a multifaceted topic, and oftentimes, the political narrative surrounding immigration is rife with dread. Much of the conversation is driven by fear, not of the Mexican, but of the even more terrifying unknown. I would venture that […]