Alec and Kevin, third-year medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine, will explain the background of type 2 Diabetes, a basic science overview, potential treatments and takeaway questions to ask healthcare providers about type 2 Diabetes. Alec and Kevin run a teaching organization called the Geisel Health Alliance and their mission is ot educate the community about the scieince behind common diseases and disorders. They hope to improve healthcare literacy and educate patients and answer questions about medical conditision. After the class, they hope that participants will have a stronger understanding of medical conditions and confidence in talking with their doctors.
10-10:30 – What is Diabetes & Who gets it?
10:30 – 11 – The science behind diabetes, how it affects feet, eyes and kidneys & how to treat it
11-11:30 – You’re the Doctor! (group activity)
11:30 – 12 – Questions and Key Points
Alec Fisher is a third-year medical student from Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in Neuroscience. He then joined Teach For America to teach 9th grade physics in Compton, CA. As a medical student, he is invested in teaching, surgery and medical technologies. Alec hopes to one day become a professor of surgery and work on novel surgical instrument designs at his hometown institution, UCLA. Outside of school, Alec is an avid surfer, snowboarder, soccer player, guitar enthusiast and golden retriever owner.
Kevin Dore is a third-year medical student from Chicago, IL. He received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in History from The George Washington University. He then joined Teach For America to teach 7th and 8th grade science in Chicago, IL. As a medical student, he is invested in education, surgery, and healthcare policy. Kevin hopes to work at the intersection of medicine, education, and business policy through the creation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at a Federal Level. Outside of school, Kevin loves to participate in CrossFit, read history books, indulge in Chipotle, and cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks.