Following the example of University of Hawaiʻi Dean of Medicine Jerris Hedges, students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) were asked to tell their own stories involving family violence, if they were comfortable doing so.
One of the students in her first year studying medicine wanted to tell her story, a vivid account of one particular night in a violent household. But she also chose to remain anonymous.
She agreed to allow some of her first-year medical school classmates, men who are planning to attend the Men’s March Against Violence, to read her story aloud. The JABSOM community hopes this video will help communicate the importance of empathy, and urges support for the Men’s March in 2016, and every year.
Read more at the JABSOM website.