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Finding Unexpected Diversity in Training

      The first time I stumbled into the Black Students’ Union lounge at Massachusetts Institute of Technology I was met with an accepting, welcoming atmosphere filled with people invested in my success. When I came to train at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY I was optimistic that I had found a program of diverse trainees and highly supportive faculty. While I was under the impression this was the diversity I craved, I quickly learned the diversity of the patients for which I provide care would be one of the most influential drivers of my medical education.
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