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Drs. Marsie Hass and Scott Hite generously support one equity intern for the year 2023 through the Hass Hite Equity Internship. Drs. Hass and Hite established the named internship to further the work of Dr. Quentin Young, Health & Medicine co-founder, by bringing more equity to health care. “Although there have been many initiatives to further this goal by educating and encouraging doctors to view health equity as an inalienable right, the country has not yet come far enough to actualize Dr. Young’s vision,” they say.

Rooted in classical rabbinic teachings, Drs. Hass and Hite believe that social policy legislation should provide extra protection to those potentially at a disadvantage. “We believe that we must continue to do what we can to promote equity in both health and medicine.”

Dr. Marsie Hite is a retired, board-certified, obstetrician/gynecologist. Prior to college, she participated in research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She completed her graduate studies and conducted genetic research through the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, where she also received her bachelor’s degree. After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Hass joined a private practice in the southern suburbs of Chicago, where she was an attending physician at both South Suburban and Ingalls Hospitals. At South Suburban Hospital, where Dr. Hass was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology until her retirement, she and her partner established and administered an Obstetric hospitalist program, which guaranteed physician availability in Labor and Delivery for all patients at all times.

Dr. Scott Hite, also a retired, board-certified, obstetrician/gynecologist, earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Philosophy at Haverford College. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois Chicago, where Dr. Quentin Young’s mentorship led him to co-create an extracurricular course in Medical Ethics that was incorporated into the medical school’s standard curriculum. Dr. Hite completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and received the Medical Staff Goldsmith Award for “humane attitude towards patients and their families” in his first year. After completing medical training, he was an attending physician at South Suburban and St. James Hospitals in the southern suburbs of Chicago and served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Suburban Heights Medical Center. He later joined a private practice in Chicago as an attending physician at Michael Reese (where he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and later elected as President Medical Staff) and Northwestern Hospitals. While in practice, Dr. Hite had academic appointments at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University and provided medical-legal consultation and education outside of his academic appointments. After retiring from clinical medicine, he worked as a medical director for Blue Cross Blue Shield (HCSC) until his final retirement.

HiteHass Equity Interns
Spring 2024: Megan Hite

Why Equity Internships
In 2018, Health & Medicine created an Internship Equity Committee charged with developing a new model for internships in which unpaid intern labor is replaced with a paid internship model, and for which we established a “one door” application process so that opportunities are not limited to the well-connected. Providing paid internships is an important step toward creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive workforce. Learn more about our Equity Intern Program here.