Episode 54

Leadership in Medicine with Nicolette Codispoti

Have you ever wondered how a medical student, low on the totem pole in the very rigid hierarchy of healthcare, can seek out opportunities for leadership in medicine? If so, then this episode is for you!

Brendan and Brittany chat with Nicolette Codispoti, a second-year medical student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She shares how she has pursued various leadership roles, both within medical school and beyond in the broader healthcare landscape.

Nicolette is originally from Long Island, New York and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a major in Biology and certificates in Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Health and Leadership. Following undergrad, Nicolette completed two masters degrees, in Public Health and in Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. While completing her Master’s of Science, she also worked as a Research Associate at Clinical Outcomes Solutions, where she supported several clinical trials. Nicolette has a passion for women’s health and medical education and is intimately involved in both areas at Loyola as the President of the Academic Medicine Interest Group and the Mentorship Chair for the Society of Women’s Health. Outside of Stritch, Nicolette serves on the Committee of Medical Education for the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association, as well as Education Chair for the Medical Student Forum on Female Sexual Dysfunction. Her past and current leadership experiences led to her latest position, in which she was selected to serve as the first medical student on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Professionalism in Medicine.

You can connect with Nicolette on Twitter at @nmcodispoti.

Episode produced by: Brendan Connolly and Brittany Zelch

Edited by: Shawn Choe

Episode recording date: November 2020

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