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AADS Brown Bag: Silence is Not Golden: (In)visibility of Asian American Medical Doctors

Oct 15

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Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Dr. Linton Yee and Lucy Zheng

Asian American doctors may be numerically well-represented in the health care industry, but they frequently face racism and are stereotyped both in reality and in the media. Medical schools and the industry as a whole have not been proactive in addressing many issues that afflict Asian American doctors. The goal of this session is to discuss some of these issues and to think collectively about solutions that can be implemented in the broader context of education, curriculum, and leadership. This session will feature Dr. Linton Yee (Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Dean for Admissions in the School of Medicine) and Lucy Zheng (first year student in the School of Medicine). All are welcome to join the conversation, and undergraduate students interested in medicine are especially encouraged to attend. Dr. Yee is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine. He was the interim co-associate dean of admissions in 2017 and had been the vice chair and chair of the School of Medicine's Admission Committee prior to that. In addition, he was the clinical course director for the Body and Disease class in the School of Medicine from 2009 to 2019. He is also the Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAMSA) faculty advisor and leader of the student faculty show band. Lucy Zheng (she/her) is a first year medical student from McLean, VA. She majored in biology as an undergraduate at Duke. She is passionate about medical humanities, reproductive health, and addressing health disparities. In her free time she enjoys making art, singing, and baking sweet treats for her friends! Preregistration is required: If you need disability-related accommodation, please contact Asian American and Diaspora Studies ( by October 9, 2021.