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I was sitting down doing some work in a quiet area at Grady one day and this little girl, who was with her grandma, walked right up to me and touched my stethoscope.

Her: “Are you a doctor?”
Me: “I sure am.”
Her: “For real?”
Me: “For real!”

I handed her my stethoscope.
She slung it around her neck.

Her: “Is it fun being a doctor?”
Me: *squinting an eye* “Hmmm. You know what? It’s hard sometimes but, to me? It really is fun on most days.”

She seemed to like that answer. Now she was putting the ear tips into her ears. I helped adjust them.
Her: “I can be a doctor, too.”

I loved her firm tone and the way she said it to me pwith full eye contact. This was a statement—not an aspiration.

Me: “You know what? I bet you can.”

She placed the diaphragm on her chest. Then her eyes widened.

Me: “What’s your name?”
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Regarding #ampliFRIDAY:

1. If you are planning Grand Rounds or national/regional conferences, I’m suggesting #URiM people you should invite to speak.

2. This is a way to increase the number of professors from underrepresented & historically excluded backgrounds.

Mmm hmm. Image
Because, for example, out of ~ 39K full professors in US med schools only ~ 300 are Black women. (Do that math—it’s <1%!🤬)

So while it’s cool to follow them here, I’m saying INVITE THEM and CITE THEM so that they can get promoted.

But wait—there’s more. . . . Image
I explicitly say “with honorarium” because time is NOT a renewable resource. AND because while the “honor” is cool, when you don’t come from generational privilege, it’s even COOLER with an “arium” next to it.*

*I am so serious. Image
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