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Where is My Doctor of Color?!

Are People of Color, MD, Leaving the Medical Profession?

“When I was a first-year medical student, we had a class to introduce us to interacting with patients…the point of this exercise was to prep us for treating patients who would offend us. We were taught that we needed to maintain our composure and redirect the conversation to patient care, and that we must avoid getting upset or getting into arguments.

At this, I couldn’t help but laugh. Women and people of color have been dealing with stereotypes their whole lives. We don’t need a test kitchen to learn how to do our job in the face of discrimination — we need this behavior to become less acceptable.”

“‘Until you get individuals who understand and appreciate the culture and the challenges within (minority) communities, you can’t address the risks and implications that the individuals in those communities go through,’” said Antoinette Hardy-Waller, CEO of the Leverage Network.”

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