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CHERISE HAMBLIN, MD
Penn Medicine Lancaster General
Health Physicians Family &
Maternity Medicine
Founder, Patients R Waiting

n 2003, I left Lancaster for good. Having come to Franklin & Marshall
College from the Bronx, NY and leaving with multiple medical school
acceptances in hand, I never thought I'd be back here. My time at
F&M was good overall but draining. It was the first time I lived in a
majority white environment. There was no break. Growing up, even though
I went to majority white schools, my home and church environments were
very mixed or majority Black. At school, I had grown accustomed to being
one of the few or the only Black student in my science classes. It wasn't
until I attended MMEP, a summer minority medical education program
by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that I sat in classrooms full of
Black and brown students pursuing careers in medicine. Summer of my
junior year, there were students from all over the country, all preparing
for the MCAT and careers in medicine.
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