Inspirational Black Men and Women in Medicine: Michelle Terry of University of Washington School of Medicine On 5 Things You Need To Create A Successful Career In Medicine

An Interview With Jamie Hemmings

Post originally appears on The Medium.

In this interview article, Dr. Michelle Terry describes her own experience learning and growing in the field of medicine, and shares some key takeaways.

In the United States today, Black doctors are vastly underrepresented. Only 5% of physicians nationwide are Black. Why is it so important to have better representation? What steps can be taken to fix this discrepancy? In this interview series, we are talking to successful Black men and women in medicine about their career, their accomplishments, and how others may follow their path. As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Michelle Terry, MD

Dr. Terry is a clinical professor and assistant dean for underrepresented in medicine and science (URMS) career development at the University of Washington School of Medicine where she leads efforts to promote success for early career faculty. She is also an attending physician the division of hospital medicine at Seattle Children’s, where she sees patients and advises medical students who want to become pediatricians. Dr. Terry received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, MD from Baylor College of Medicine, and completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington.

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Michelle Terry
Michelle Terry