"Health is More Than Healthcare"
Chris is a first year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane. Using his experience in global health and with underserved populations, Chris plans to advocate for communities seeking improvements in infrastructure, health care access, and financial stability. People know what they and their communities need; Chris seeks opportunities to hear those concerns and address them.
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Dillon Gasper is a first year medical student at the University of Washington in Spokane. He is passionate about health equity for everyone regardless of income level. He has research experience in looking into the role that health insurance can have in the disease course of diabetes. By organizing as part of Health Equity Circle, he hopes to make a meaningful impact in the health of community that surrounds him and to challenge himself to think differently about health equity. As a future care provider, he believes that his role is not only to take care of the sick but to also make sure everyone can receive quality medical care.
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Vivian Pauley is a first year medical student at the Spokane campus. She draws insight from past professional work with homeless young adults and urban underserved community health into her understanding of the practice of medicine. As a student in the health equity course, she looks forward to working with her classmates and local communities towards social justice and better health. Vivian is interested in family medicine and psychiatry, and hopes to work with individuals experiencing homelessness throughout her career.
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Dana is a second year student pharmacist at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Through HEC, she hopes to build a more interprofessional culture at the Spokane campus, in which students from different programs have a structured way to collaborate on long term projects. She is interested in working with patients to improve the health outcomes in their communities, both now and in her career. Dana is also involved in Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), which is a student pharmacist organization that aims to serve the underserved.
Khloe is a second year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine's WWAMI site in Spokane, WA. She hopes to utilize community organizing skills in her medical career in order to both advocate for her patients and empower them to confront and change the socioeconomic factors that are detrimental to their health. As a leader in HEC in Spokane, Khloe helps teach the "Health Equity and Community Organizing" course to students from various programs on the interprofessional Riverpoint campus. Khloe is currently interested in oncology, internal medicine, or family medicine, and plans to work with underserved populations in her career.