MY WHITE COAT MEANS BECOMING A WOMAN WITH AGENCY AND SKILL
While growing up in Albania, I watched the women in my family cultivate a life around their husband and children. There were no opportunities for them to receive an education or employment.
After immigrating to the U.S., I fiercely pursued education as a way to empower myself. I am proud to stand here in my white coat and vow to work tirelessly for the next four years so I can become a doctor. I owe it to myself of course but also to the women in my family who might never know what its like to sail your own ship.
-Griselda Potka, MD Candidate, Class of 2020