“You cannot aspire to be what you have never seen”
Black women make up <5% of all physicians in the United States and studies have shown that African American patients fare better when their healthcare provider is African American.
Unfortunately, many young Black girls don’t know that a career path in medicine is a possibility.
This book serves to dispel that myth by showcasing 59 female African American doctors, dentists, podiatrists and psychology doctors.
Seeing these women and hearing their stories of triumph will encourage more Black girls to seek careers in healthcare.