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New York Times Article: When the Doctor Doesn’t Look Like You

Author: Editor

The New York Times had an interesting column recently about international medical graduates and the stigma they face practicing in the U.S. The author, Dr. Pauline Chen, recounts a professor she had during her training that was among the most skilled surgeons she’d ever met; he even had a gentle bedside manner and was great in the classroom, too. But he didn’t have that many patients. Both she and her fellow resident knew they’d pick him as their doctor if they needed it, but realized other patients may not because he had been born abroad, had an accent, and didn’t wear “Brooks Brothers.”

This article was a good reminder to the mainstream public that good doctors come in all shades, accents, shapes, and sizes.

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