This spring, more than 120 medical students offered to graduate early and join the frontline of a health care system grappling with a surge of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who served, their experiences in the clinic provided lasting lessons.
WHEN AARON COSTLOW was told that, somewhere in the tree line behind the Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center, the woods had consumed a walking trail, he thought the facility’s residents were missing out on an essential joy of childhood, and one with healing power. “I loved playing outside as a kid. I loved building forts, messing around creeks,” he said. “Those are things these kids don’t always get to experience.” Costlow, a third-year student at Indiana University School of Medicine—Evansville, encountered […]
IMAGINE YOU are 16 years old and have just arrived home from school. You step inside your house and hear a low, muffled groan. It’s coming from the basement. After walking over and looking down the stairs, you see your dad, crumpled in a heap. What do you do? Roughly 30 teenagers were confronted with such a scenario this summer in Terre Haute in the controlled confines of Camp MD, a free day camp hosted by Indiana University School of […]