Voices Of Diversity

Our Stories

Voices of Diversity

Learn from our experiences as we share advice and perspective. Whether from a conversation we had while traveling the country or with one of our own students in our own clinic, we hope to share our personal stories.

W of the Month

By Love Anani MD Posted April 1, 2021

As we continue our missions to increase diversity in Medicine we will take time (whenever possible) to acknowledge the Ws, whether medical school admissions, new jobs, new positions, etc. Our freshest Ws comes from our mentee Thalia Padilla. Enjoy!!

A Reflection

By Nathan Lott DO Posted May 20, 2021

As we near the end of another academic year, I begin to reflect on the multitude of lessons that have been taught to me over the time of my life. As an undergraduate student, I was always taught the concept of delayed gratification when it relates to the pursuit of your material wants.


By Ciera Sears MD Posted June 3, 2020

I stood in a crowd of hundreds of people of differing races and backgrounds, wearing face coverings ranging from colored bandanas to gas masks, sharing the same beads of sweat on our foreheads, furrowed eyebrows, and eyes showing fear and uncertainty, but mostly determination. I looked at my co-worker, shoulders tense, and looked at my watch. This is it.

Why Diversity Matters:
Challenge The Hierarchy

By Italo Brown MD, MPH Posted July 4, 2018

It’s no secret that the first clinical year of medical school is tough. In most programs, students get to ease into their medical career with a class structure similar to that of undergraduate college, meaning… that students can choose if and when they have to interact with their classmates. The experience is as comfortable and cozy as one would like, and some students choose only to show up to required events. For minority students, the preclinical years of medical school also provide the comfort of controlled social interactions.

Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Tour for Diversity in Medicine