‘American Diagnosis’: Two Indigenous Students Share Their Path to Medicine

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. The transcript for this segment is being processed. We’re working to post it four to five days after the episode airs. Episode 9: “Two Paths, Two Future Physicians” In 1890, Dr. Charles Eastman became the first Native person to graduate from medical school in the United States. Today, one of his descendants, Victor Lopez-Carmen, is a third-year student at Harvard Medical School. He described feeling isolated there. “I did feel alone. There wasn’t any Native person around me I could turn to,” said Lopez-Carmen. Less than 1% of medical students in the United States...

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