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.
âWe 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,â said Nate Kittle, second-year medical student at Stritch. âThatâs what this march is all about. Itâs about being advocates for our patients and making sure they get the care they need.â
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.
âThis 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,â said Kittle.
Students start drive to Washington on Saturday, March 20th at 4:00 pm.