ACOFP Women in Leadership Committee Member Jennifer S. Johnson, DO, MBA, shares how her role as a family physician impacts other areas of her life—and the profession—in a positive way and how her family motivates her.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Committee Member Jackie Weaver-Agostoni, DO, MPH, FACOFP, shares how she incorporates family into her busy life as a physician, program director and more, and why she is passionate about the field.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, discusses the stigma of breast cancer in the Black community and the resulting challenges in treatment and diagnosis, offering suggestions for how to more clearly and effectively communicate accurate information—regardless of race or beliefs.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ACOFP member, AOA trustee and school of osteopathic medicine faculty members David E. Garza, DO, MS, MEdL, FACOFP, discusses the importance of increasing representation in medicine to better serve our patient populations—and where we can begin.
Ashton Glover-Gatewood, RN, MPH, CPH, OMS-II, and Natasha N. Bray, DO, MSEd, FACP, FACOI, discuss the barriers to care in the American Indian/Alaska Native community—and how one college of osteopathic medicine is trying to drive change to address this issue.
In the second installment of Casual Conversations, ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares how important it is to take a step back and respond with grace when faced with difficult patient interactions.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Chair Katie Lincoln, DO, MHA, FACOFP, discusses the many hats she wears across the rural health system in which she practices, as a volunteer at both the local and national levels and at home, as part of a two-physician household.
ACOFP Women in Leadership Vice Chair Rachel A. Young, DO, shares a day in her life and her different professional roles as core faculty, clinic director, associate program director and physician, among others, as well as her personal roles as wife, daughter and mother-to-be.
ACOFP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force member Sabrina Rocke, DO, discusses race-based medicine, the role it plays in medical schools and how changing this approach would help eliminate bias, stigma and structural racism when treating patients.
ACOFP DEI Task Force member Roberteen McCray, DO, shares a patient interaction rooted in historical misinformation and encourages individuals to use technology and social media as a tool for spreading accurate facts.