DR. PATRICE HARRIS SWORN IN AS FIRST BLACK FEMALE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Dr. Patrice Harris just shattered another glass ceiling in the medical industry. On June 11th she was officially sworn in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association, making her the first Black woman to lead the organization.

In her speech at her inauguration, Dr. Harris reflected on the shoulders she stood on to reach the highest position within the AMA.

“It’s truly a dream come true to stand before you tonight,” she said. “A dream my ancestors, parents, my extended family, and my friends supported before it even entered my imagination. A dream my West Virginia, Georgia, psychiatry and AMA families helped me achieve. And I know in my heart that, tonight, I am my ancestors' wildest dreams.

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