My journey has not been easy, but it has led me to joy and lifelong lessons that future doctors and current physicians can learn from
My journey to becoming a successful woman in medicine has not been the typical one. Although I always knew I wanted to be a physician, my path was far from straightforward. Intercultural differences—among multiple countries—were a constant problem. Even as I was working my way through those, I experienced a number of traumatic major life events, including the pandemic, and succeeded as a resident doctor with a small child and a newborn. All of these experiences have made me a well-rounded doctor, mother, wife, family member, and friend. My journey has not been easy, but it has led me to joy and lifelong lessons. And it is my privilege to share those lessons with other Black women interested in entering the medical field.