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Dr. Patsy McNeil

Becoming an Emergency Medicine Destination of Choice for Women

I’ve been an attending physician in emergency medicine in or around our nation’s capital for the last 16 years. Throughout my career as an African American woman, whether in academia or in leadership meetings, I have often been the only one. I’ve been the only woman often and even more frequently the only African-American. It […]

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Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top?

In life, I have become used to being the “only one” in the room. The only woman. The only African-American. The only person from Kansas. I walk into most meetings and the room is full of men. I feel right at home … being the only one. Ideally, I would like to look around in […]

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