Knock, knock and then you enter.

Yusuf Abdullah,
Resident

Wonder what they have been thinking. You break the silence and crack a smile. Introduce yourself first, and then you greet them. Tell them you are very pleased to meet them. And proceed with questions in a gentle style. Rinse, repeat, and continue the cycle.

This story is about the experiences of a physician of color as he goes through his day and meets patients. Sometimes he wonders if the patients he meets will judge him based on his color, ethnicity, appearance. I am certain that this is not a unique experience.

 

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