Black female physicians and the bias against them
“I am a woman of history who stands up and tells the truth, irrespective of what other people say. I remember the words of the late Representative John Lewis, ‘Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.’
Black female physicians are not OK, but it is our collective duty to do something about it. It is our collective duty to go against the tide. It is time to take a stand and institute change that we need to initiate ourselves.”
Tomi Mitchell is a family physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The unique agony of being a Black female doctor.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/11/the-unique-agony-of-being-a-black-female-doctor.html)