Only 5.7% of US doctors are Black, and experts warn the shortage harms public health

Written by on March 19, 2023

(CNN) When being truly honest with herself, Seun Adebagbo says, she can describe what drove her to go to medical school in a single word: self-preservation.

Adebagbo, who was born in Nigeria and grew up in Boston, said that as a child, she often saw tensions between certain aspects of Western medicine and beliefs within Nigerian culture. She yearned to have the expertise to bridge those worlds and help translate medical information while combating misinformation -- for her loved ones and . . .

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