Getting our health sciences learners the clinical experience they need to confidently and competently join our health care workforce takes several critical factors: dedicated staff and faculty coordinating the partnerships, learners whose skill and effort represent their training well
In a crisis, we all want to help. Sometimes, we don’t know how. One thing the pandemic taught us is that it doesn’t take big heroic acts to help alleviate the suffering around us or to create change. Help comes in all forms, and small actions add up to make a large difference.
Too often, the problem with celebrating women’s contributions to the science and practice of health care is that many of their names were never recorded, either their contributions so relied upon that they were taken for granted or simply ignored by historians who focused on men’s accomplishments.
Tomorrow we mark a significant anniversary: one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Minnesota. One week later, March 13, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency, and by March 18 the entire landscape of our lives had changed.
What a year it has been. Our work together has helped alter the course of the pandemic in this state. We have demonstrated how quickly we can adapt, reconfigure, and reprioritize to meet the needs of our communities.
The cracks in our health care system are showing. COVID-19 has impacted all of us, but it has highlighted the disparities of health and care in Minnesota’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and immigrant communities.