'I face racism every day' – a medical student speaks out
This article is by a final-year Australian medical student.
As a medical student, every eight weeks I rotate through a new specialty in a new hospital or health service. This means every eight weeks, I flick over to a new chapter in my textbook, learn a new set of medical lingo, meet a new team of doctors and a new cohort of patients.
However, as a person of colour this translates to something far more challenging yet predictable. It means responding to, “where are you from?” followed by “... but where are you really from?”