MY WHITE COAT MEANS SOCIAL ADVOCACY
My white coat is a reminder to speak up against the inequities that pervade not only our healthcare system, but most aspects of our society. As future physicians, we made a promise to listen and heal to the best of our abilities, but are we fulfilling this oath when we send people back to the same conditions that made them sick in the first place? To me, becoming a doctor means understanding the socioeconomic factors that lead to differences in health between populations and working with communities, especially minorities, to address social injustices that lead to disease.
-Danny Flautero, MD Candidate, Class of 2020