Dr. Kimberly Gilbert chronicles her experience in medical school in new book

Dr. Kimberly Gilbert chronicles her experience in medical school in new book
Dr. Kimberly Gilbert (Photo provided)

Name three takeaways for the reader from the book.

– Despite how society may portray us, Black people are equal and worthy of the same safety, education, respect, and opportunities for success as anyone else.
– Our ancestors are the reason why we have the opportunities that we have today, and our decisions each day will determine the opportunities of tomorrow for those who follow our paths.
– No matter what struggles you go through on your journey to success, you can not only persevere but also maintain who you are along the way.


At what point did you know it was time to write this book, was it a deliberate decision or did it evolve?

My husband and friends have been telling me to write a book for years, after hearing my stories as they happened, telling me that very few people outside of medicine think Black female physicians also go through race and gender bias because our accomplishments and career are “so prestigious.” When the pandemic hit, it exposed so much racial injustice in America, I felt it was the perfect time to bring awareness of its existence in health care.


What is the best piece of writing advice that you received?

Be authentic.

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