The Intersection of Healthcare and Civic Responsibility

I had a lot of mixed feelings about participating in the White Coats for Black Lives Die-In protesting racism and police brutality back in December. My initial excitement gave way to fear and hesitation as the protest began. I had the fortune of sharing in this demonstration hand in hand with Dr. Reena Karani. The connection I felt between us transformed my fear into pride and empowerment.

After both being so moved by the events that transpired, Dr. Karani and I decided to share our perspectives in the hopes that our words would facilitate continued dialogue and action among all healthcare professionals. It turned into an article, “Hand in Hand: White Coat for Black Lives”, which appeared online in May.

Read the full article “Hand-in-Hand: White Coats for Black Lives on in-Training.

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Fareedat Oluyadi is an MD Candidate, Class of 2016

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