Vaccine Hesitancy in San Diego Asylum Seekers

Nick Rice and one of the health screening teams in the shelter’s vaccine clinic Beginning my undergraduate medical education in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic made much of what I was learning about the practice of medicine seem abstract. Unlike other years where first-year medical students began their ambulatory care apprenticeships (ACAs) in … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy in San Diego Asylum Seekers

Making Connections

This summer, I have been working under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Averbach and Dr. Anita Raj of UCSD’s Center on Gender Equity and Health to study measures of contraceptive decision-making and their associations with contraceptive communication and use in rural India. I was both excited and nervous to take on a project within my … Continue reading Making Connections

Who run the world? Girls

A year ago, research to me was synonymous with pipettes, microscopes, and long days on my feet. A year ago, I was checking my email frequently to make sure my GHAC acceptance wasn’t an accident or mistake. A year ago, I had no idea what I was capable of doing or what was ultimately possible … Continue reading Who run the world? Girls

The Ecuadorian Andes from my Computer

Hi! My name is Ana Skomal and I’m a rising MS2, currently in the summer of my MS1. A little background about myself: I was born and raised in south San Diego near Chula Vista. I’m a Mexican-American woman and a native Spanish speaker. My mom immigrated from Mexico when she was in her 30’s … Continue reading The Ecuadorian Andes from my Computer