'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?” when the