Dr. Redonda Miller, President of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is scheduled to speak on February 5, 2019 from 6-7pm. The event will be a 30 minute keynote address, followed by a 30 minute moderated discussion with Dr. Perry Tsai, President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
Dr. Redonda Miller is president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the first woman to hold the position in its 127-year history. Dr. Miller, as both a medical student and resident before joining the Hopkins faculty, has placed a major emphasis on addressing controversial issues such as disparities and misconceptions in women's health. Some of these issues include the lack of necessary health care access and medical assistance that women need which differ from what is often provided to all people (i.e. help and access to information during pregnancies, access to hygiene products in the work/office space, abortion clinics, breast and ovarian cancer screenings, etc.). Dr, Miller has also specialized in and garnered a lot of attention in medical education. She focuses on the negligence of medical students' mental health and well-being as they go through medical school and residency. Dr. Miller has previously published a paper called "Impact of duty hour regulations on medical students' education: views of key clinical faculty," that encroaches upon the idea of limiting the number of requirements applied towards medical students because it's unethical. Both topics are enormous issues that need awareness. Using our organization as a platform for informing other students on campus about these ethical and moral dilemmas occurring in the medical field will be a great way to bring these issues to light.