Mimi Falcone '25 surveys a New American mother about stress related to taking care of a child with autism.
For students pursuing a degree in medicine, there is no off-season. During a two-month break between their first and second years, many Larner College of Medicine medical students tackle projects to address unmet health needs, practice clinical skills, and immerse themselves in specialty clerkships with physician preceptors. Engaging in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research can be among the most valuable experiences during medical education.
This summer, several second-year students assessed health disparities pertaining to cancer screenings, explored laboratory components of health literacy, documented behavioral and health trends of LGBTQ teenagers, tracked the impact of peer support on relieving stress among immigrant parents of children with autism, and more.
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