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UN DOCTOR POR FAVOR ABRIDGED BOOK OVERVIEW
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UN DOCTOR POR FAVOR - BOOK OVERVIEW
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UN DOCTOR POR FAVOR - BOOK OVERVIEW

Authored by a Hispanic doctor and scientist, ¡Un Doctor, Por Favor! was inspired by a Hispanic student who was told by her school counselor that she was "not college material." This real-life story, which is followed in the book, is but one example of the difficulties faced by young Hispanics trying to enter the medical field. ¡Un Doctor, Por Favor! provides an overview of the complex health and educational challenges faced by Hispanics in the U.S., and presents it both by the numbers--aggregating current research in an understandable format--and beyond the numbers through real people's struggles and successes. The book contains stories of Hispanic physicians who have achieved their goals despite the difficulties. Their stories illustrate what can be achieved with courage and perseverance. Most other books that address the lack of diversity in medicine are directed to educators, demographers, researchers, and policymakers. This book presents information in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. It includes more than 50 graphs and illustrations, a glossary, and more than 350 references. Each chapter features an "online resources" section with dozens of links to relevant websites on Hispanic demographics, information about underrepresented minorities in medicine, and advice for students who are interested in a career in medicine but do not know where to start or need to pursue an alternative path to medical education. Each chapter also contains a "key takeaways" section that summarizes the entire chapter in a few bullet points. Finally, the book highlights the remarkable progress in educational attainment that the Hispanic population has made over time, demonstrating that success is possible. In order to make the information accessible to as many readers as possible, the book Un Doctor Por Favor was published in several formats. If you like to read on the go and are a Kindle books user, choose the ebook version: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavor If you like the feeling of paper between your fingers, choose the paperback version in black and white: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorPAPERBACK or the color paperback for the best experience with graphics and figures: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorCOLOR If you want the short read with only the key information, but without losing the inspiring stories of Hispanic/Latinx doctors and the links to all websites, choose the abridged/updated versions: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorupdated
Un Doctor Por Favor Hispanic vs Latino in 5 minutes
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Un Doctor Por Favor Hispanic vs Latino in 5 minutes

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is Why did you choose the term "Hispanic" instead of Latino for your book series? When surveying large samples of the population, it turns out that only 20% of Hispanics living in the U.S. use the pan-ethnic terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” to describe their identity. In a survey of 5,103 Hispanics from several countries, 50% of participants said that they had no preference between the terms Hispanic or Latino. Among those who do have a preference, 33% said that they prefer the term Hispanic while 15% chose Latino. In spite of some variation due to age and other factors, Hispanic was usually the first choice. I have chosen to use the term “Hispanic” in this book to be respectful of that choice, and because the importance of Spanish language or linguistically appropriate communication in health care is a key message of this book. However, occasionally I will use the term “Latino” to respect the choice of the authors I am quoting. In the book, I go into a little bit of detail on the history of the terms and the reasons why some people oppose one or the other, but I emphasize that like Lawrence Hernandez said: “Words such as Hispanic or Latino are limiting. We come in all shapes, sizes, colors and dialects. There’s no one word that fits all.” In healthcare, it doesn't matter which word you choose, we all deserve the same level of respect. https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorupdated https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavor
HISPANIC/LATINX PHYSICIANS AND SCIENTISTS - LIFE AND LEGACY - DR. HELEN RODRIGUEZ-TRIAS
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Aurora la Doctora CHILDREN'S BOOK
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Aurora la Doctora CHILDREN'S BOOK

"The reality of many Hispanic/Latino children who lack role models and face discouragement in pursuing careers in medicine and science is portrayed in a colorful, beautifully illustrated, fun, rhyming picture book full of hope and encouragement. This book strikes a perfect balance between being entertaining and true to life." From Dr. Paola Mina-Osorio, author of the successful books "Un doctor Por favor: Why we need more Hispanic doctors in the U.S." and "Hispanic Role Models in Science: Advice for future scientists," comes the new children's book "Aurora la Doctora." Illustrated by Reniell Iñiguez, a first-generation Hispanic medical school student, this early reader's book narrates the real-life story of the girl who inspired Dr. Mina-Osorio's entire Hispanics in Medicine and Science series. Aurora la Doctora is about an immigrant student bullied in school because of her poor English skills. Her dear sister Sofi gets seriously ill, forcing Aurora to help her parents navigate Sofi's care, often serving as an interpreter. This experience shows Aurora how her improving language and cultural skills can help others in her community who do not have access to Spanish-speaking doctors. Despite the heartbreaking words of her school counselor, who tells her that she is not 'college material, ' Aurora discovers that her heritage is her superpower. In real life, Aurora is training to become a primary care doctor and planning to practice medicine in areas with high Hispanic/Latinx populations. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For most Hispanic youths, meeting a Hispanic doctor is a rare occurrence and many do not consider pursuing a career in medicine as a feasible option for themselves. Among many reasons for the lack of representation of Hispanics/Latinos in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) is the lack of mentors and role models. How can young students believe they can be successful scientists if they have never met a doctor or a scientist who looks like them, speaks their language, or shares their culture? Only 6% of medical school matriculants are Hispanic/Latino. We often fail to acknowledge that the disparities in educational attainment begin as early as kindergarten. This is why sharing stories like Aurora's with our children is important. They must believe in themselves and their potential, despite any disappointing experiences during early education.
WHICH VERSION OF THE BOOK UN DOCTOR POR FAVOR IS RIGHT FOR ME?
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WHICH VERSION OF THE BOOK UN DOCTOR POR FAVOR IS RIGHT FOR ME?

In order to make the information accessible to as many readers as possible, the book Un Doctor Por Favor was published in several formats. If you like to read on the go and are a Kindle books user, choose the ebook version: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavor If you like the feeling of paper between your fingers, choose the paperback version in black and white: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorPAPERBACK or the color paperback for the best experience with graphics and figures: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorCOLOR If you want the short read with only the key information, but without losing the inspiring stories of Hispanic/Latinx doctors and the links to all websites, choose the abridged/updated versions: https://bit.ly/undoctorporfavorupdated Authored by a Hispanic doctor and scientist, ¡Un Doctor, Por Favor! was inspired by a Hispanic student who was told by her school counselor that she was "not college material." This real-life story, which is followed in the book, is but one example of the difficulties faced by young Hispanics trying to enter the medical field. ¡Un Doctor, Por Favor! provides an overview of the complex health and educational challenges faced by Hispanics in the U.S., and presents it both by the numbers--aggregating current research in an understandable format--and beyond the numbers through real people's struggles and successes. The book contains stories of Hispanic physicians who have achieved their goals despite the difficulties. Their stories illustrate what can be achieved with courage and perseverance. Most other books that address the lack of diversity in medicine are directed to educators, demographers, researchers, and policymakers. This book presents information in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. It includes more than 50 graphs and illustrations, a glossary, and more than 350 references. Each chapter features an "online resources" section with dozens of links to relevant websites on Hispanic demographics, information about underrepresented minorities in medicine, and advice for students who are interested in a career in medicine but do not know where to start or need to pursue an alternative path to medical education. Each chapter also contains a "key takeaways" section that summarizes the entire chapter in a few bullet points. Finally, the book highlights the remarkable progress in educational attainment that the Hispanic population has made over time, demonstrating that success is possible.
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