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Joshua :

The Chronic Path to Medical School

March 20, 2024
2 min read
I am a fourth-year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans. Originally from Virginia, I went to UVA for college and afterwards gained a unique experience as an intern in a pottery studio for a year. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in longitudinal events with Crohn’s and Colitis such as advocating in front of Congress for individuals with IBD and other chronic illnesses. I have also been able to be a camp counselor for the past 5 years for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, providing support and building camaraderie amongst the campers. I’m excited to continue advocating for fellow patients as I pursue a career in medicine!” It is so important that patients with rare and chronic diseases are heard. Follow patient stories detailing life with lupus, multiple sclerosis, thyroiditis, Chron’s, RA, and other chronic and rare diseases.
Are you an infusion patient that wants to help shed light on the chronic disease journey? Reach out to the Infusion Access Foundation team to find out how you can participate in Hill Day or Champions’ Weekend so we can hear your story and help others like you find the right pathway to treatment! Infusion Access Foundation (IAF) is a community of patients united to protect access to treatments that you get at a clinic, such as infusions and injections. We support each other across all diseases and advocate with one voice that reaches policy makers.

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