Wellness/Lifestyle

Author: Dr. Fatima Fahs

Doctors, Who also Happen to be Muslim

By Dr. Fatima Fahs
February 09, 2017 Category: Wellness

A couple of weeks ago, I faced another unfortunate, racist interaction with a patient I was trying to treat. I got in my car that day, still parked in the hospital lot, called my mom and cried. I cried my eyes out. I could hear the pain in her voice as she coaxed and comforted me, promising me that for all the horrible patient encounters Ive had--plenty more appreciative, future patients were still out there. Reflecting on that encounter for the past couple of weeks, Ive had several thoughts: Does this patient know what Ive sacrificed and been through to get to this point, the pinnacle of my medical school career, just months before graduating as a physician? Why does a piece of cloth over my head discount the white coat on my shoulders? Has she ever met a Muslim face-to-face before? Were her hurtful words a reflection of the tainted images and stories seen in the news? Is this lady going to vote for Trump too?! As I near the end of my medical school career and anxiously await

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