Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Students Join Health Care Workers from Across the Nation in Support of Patients
Eight Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students will join hundreds of health care professionals from across the country in a march to support patients in the fight for health-care reform.
“We all have different ideas about how health care needs to be reformed, but we are united in knowing that our current system is broken and something has to be done to fix it,” said Nate Kittle, second-year medical student at Stritch. “That’s what this march is all about. It’s about being advocates for our patients and making sure they get the care they need.”
The students will be joining doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health-care workers who will march from the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill on Monday, March 22nd.
Part of the mission of Stritch is to train physicians to not only be excellent clinicians, but advocates for their patients, understanding a patient is more than an illness and treating the whole person.
“This debate will greatly impact my future and who knows what health care will look like in 20 years, but everyone should have access to health care. No matter our ideas or party lines this is something we can all come together on,” said Kittle.
Students start drive to Washington on Saturday, March 20th at 4:00 pm.
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.