March 4, 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on medical student and podcast host Charlotte Thill

Charlotte Thill is a member of the Class of 2024 who served as an M.D. ambassador for the School of Medicine in her earlier years of medical school. In the beginning of medical school, she was involved in a variety of student organizations, including the free student-run Cass Clinic and the American Medical Women’s Association, as advocacy chair. 

Charlotte Thill is a Class of 2024 medical student who plans to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology after graduating this June.

She also co-hosts and produces, with another medical student, From Skirts to Scrubs, a podcast on women's health and medical history. Listen on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and others.

Additionally, as a senior medical student she co-launched the Postpartum Packages project group that has served women of Detroit in providing education and products for patients in their postpartum period. Thill is excited to apply to an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. She is expected to graduate in June, and will begin residency the following month.

Question: Why is recognizing women’s history month important to you?

Answer: Recognizing women’s history month is important because it is a chance to educate others on, and give respect to, the influential women and the history that impacts women today. It gives us a chance to look at history and notice who is not mentioned and who has been forgotten, and make room for their stories to shine.

Q: You have a podcast about women in medicine – what can you tell us about that?

A: From Skirts to Scrubs is a podcast that discusses the history of women and medicine through a feminist lens. In the podcast, we cover a wide variety of topics, from ancient history to social justice to biographies of influential women in health care. It was born out of the desire to learn more about how the impact of history of women’s health today has now evolved into an amazing platform to educate and build community around how to better serve and care for women today.

Q: What do you do to support your health and wellness?

A: To support my health and wellness I focus my energy on completing one of three of my hobbies: working to reach my yearly reading goal, lifting weights at the gym or going to yoga, and spending time with my partner and/or friends. If I achieve one of these, then my health and wellness is going great!

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