Episode 10: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Exploring Traditional Remedies in Ecuador

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Note: The application period for the 2024 Gold Student Summer Fellowships is now open! Learn more and apply by March 18.

In Episode 10, we continue our series of conversations with Gold Student Summer Fellows who each embarked on a summer research or service project to magnify humanism in healthcare and help address health inequities. These are fascinating projects created by medical students to make a difference and grow their skills as future compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.

In this second conversation in our Gold Student Summer Fellows series, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Abbygale Willging, who is a 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her service project, titled “Survey of Traditional Home Remedy Use in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Riobamba, Ecuador,” explores the use of traditional remedies by patients in the Riobamba, Ecuador, community, who presented to the Emergency Department after experiencing a health-related emergency.

Abbygale Willging, 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Abbygale grew up in a small-town area on the Mississippi River and received a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa. She is interested in a global health career path.





Show notes

Gold Student Summer Fellowships

How to Apply for a 2024 Gold Student Summer Fellowship Deadline is March 18 for 2024 applications.

17 medical students named 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellows

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


Transcript: Coming soon!