Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Voices of Diversity

  • Editorial: What A Doctor Looks Like

    Just a few days ago, Dr. Tamika Cross took to Facebook to share with us her recent interaction with the Delta Airlines flight attendant (See Huff Post Article Here). I am disheartened to say that what Dr. Cross experienced is not uncommon, though the setting was obviously a little more shocking at 30,000 feet above […]

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  • True Life: Med student by Day, Uber-Driver by Night

    True Life | Med Student by Day, Uber-Driver by Night By Kareem Alexis, MS II, Duke University School of Medicine After trudging through my first year of medical school, one might think that I would use my month-long summer vacation to decompress and reflect: sleeping in, night-long Netflix binges, and of course, more sleep. Instead, […]

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  • I Belong In The Room

    Discomfort — I don’t find myself in this situation often. This particular time it was in the intimate setting aside 50 or 60 thinkers and doers. I scanned the small crowd with reticence, knowing that I was different from the other attendees. Now — there were other minorities present; in fact, most of the attendees […]

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  • The Beautiful Struggle

    The Beautiful Struggle By Shaina Lipa, MD One of the joys of medicine is having the privilege to heal patients on a daily basis; I am absolutely in love with it. But as cornerstones of the community — what do we (health care providers) do when the community healing process is a long-fought battle? In my budding […]

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  • Dealing with Rejection

      I’ve had a couple of conversations about rejection in the recent past. It weighed on me a bit so I figured I would share my thoughts on it with the club. I had 3 big rejections last year. I applied for 2 fellowship opportunities that would have been great career boosters and given me […]

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  • Top 5 Ways to Overcome Test Anxiety (From the Most Anxious Test-Taker Known to Man)

      Alright, the secret is out – Yes, I too am one of those students who suffers from intense test anxiety. At times, a simple quiz or midterm exam would feel like the Tour de France – except, I was riding a tricycle among world-class cyclists, pedaling my tail off just to move forward. Luckily, […]

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  • Just D.O. It | The Ins and Outs of Osteopathic Medicine

    You’ve probably thought this to yourself….what is Osteopathic Medicine?  What makes a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) any different from an M.D. (Medical Doctor)?  If so, know that you aren’t alone and that there are many who have asked that same question.  At one point, I was in your same position. You probably didn’t know that […]

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  • How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience

    As we look through the requirements for medical school, many of us feel overwhelmed. Who knows how their life is going to look like ten years from now? Most online sites quote “shadowing a physician is one of the best things a pre-medical student can do to get exposure to the clinical setting and medical […]

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  • Mentors on the Move: Corey Shy

    Student Doctor Corey Shy is a rising fourth-year medical student at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Corey was recently nominated to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, a distinction that recognizes budding physicians for their “humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service”. Among his various campus involvements, Corey also served […]

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  • Match Day Memoir: Mentor Tiphany Jackson

    Hey Readers – we’ve got an exclusive Match Day Memoir from our very own (and recently matched Ob-Gyn mentor) Tiphany Jackson!! Enjoy the read! March 18th, 2016 | 06:43AM | Chicago, IL In a couple months, someone is going to hand me a diploma and tell me that I am now Dr. Jackson. In a […]

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