Even though with the steady increase of black doctors over the years in the medical field, many of those same black doctors still get the same stare they received over 20 years ago which is usually of astonishment. During a recent panel discussion about the experiences of black doctors, Dr. Milton Armstrong stated, “There’s still a stigma out there that African Americans are less competent and that’s coupled with the lack of access for black students to get into the medical field.”

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