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Following a passion to care for women in rural Iowa

Emily Boevers discovered her love of labor and delivery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Now, she’s practicing medicine 10 minutes from where she grew up.

Emily Boevers loved the hard-science courses she took as an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa, but it was a sociology course that put her on the track to becoming a doctor.

“It was called the Social Construction of Health and Illness, and it discussed the impact of public health and how socioeconomic determinants of health help set people up for prosperity and positive lives,” Boevers says. “It was an eye-opening and transformative learning experience for me. When I think back to what put me on this trajectory, that is what I always come back to.”

Read the rest of the article at the University of Iowa site.