Episode 17: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Support for people experiencing incarceration and chronic illness in Los Angeles

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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 17, 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 next conversation in our Gold Student Summer Fellows series, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Maylis Basturk, who is a 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and a medical student at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Through her service project titled, “Keck Transitions in Health: Creating Patient Education Tools for Self-Management Workshops to Improve Health Outcomes in People Experiencing Incarceration and Chronic Health Conditions in Los Angeles,” Maylis designed a community needs assessment to develop self-management workshops for justice-involved individuals experiencing type II diabetes and hypertension. She partnered with Homeboy Industries and leaders from the Los Angeles County Department of Health. These workshops will be led by an interprofessional care team of graduate students from the areas of medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy and social work. Maylis has been named a Keck School of Medicine Dean’s Research Scholar to support her in this important health equity work.

Maylis Basturk, 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and medical student at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Before medical school, Maylis worked as a lab technician in a Drosophila lab at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and as a Research Associate at the Silicon Valley genetic testing startup company Color Health. Her research and clinical interests include examining the intersection of chronic health conditions and incarceration at Los Angeles County Jail and developing patient education interventions.




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

Keck School of Medicine of USC

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