Rebekah Fenton, MD, FAAP, Author at Medical Bag

Rebekah Fenton, MD, FAAP

Rebekah Fenton, MD, FAAP, is an adolescent medicine fellow at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Through her desire to amplifying the experiences of marginalized populations, she regularly writes and speaks about racial inequities in medical care and the physician workforce outside of her clinical practice.

All articles by Rebekah Fenton, MD, FAAP

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Many Black and Minority Students Aren’t Properly Prepared for Medical School. I Was One of Them.

In an undergraduate introductory chemistry lecture at Stanford University, a friend and I, both Black freshmen who graduated near the top of our college-preparatory Catholic high schools’ classes, sat feeling unprepared for the presented material. “It’s like I missed the actual introduction before this class,” my friend said, processing the disillusionment of our first lecture.…

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