I wrote these words as the introduction to my general residency application in September
2014. As I write today as one of Yale School of Medicine’s newest faculty members
in psychiatry, I write as an individual who has overcome multiple losses and adversities.
More than ever, I now understand that my choice to persevere is rooted in an unwavering
love for my family, in my identity as an African American woman, and in my ability
as a physician to stand for equality for my culture and my family.
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