Our Legacy in Practice: A Physician's Story

Our Legacy in Practice: A Physician's Story_Index

The AMA supports advancing health equity in medicine for patients and physicians of marginalized and minoritized experience. In Our Legacy in Practice: A Physician's Story, the AMA profiles five physicians from different parts of the country to explore their experiences, challenges and successes as historically marginalized physicians.

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The five-part video series looks at the past, present and future visions of these physicians who serve various communities across the country. The featured physicians share their dreams and journeys, revealing what community and structural support, systemic challenges and barriers and cultural narratives they experienced along the way. Each physician's story investigates different topics including health care equity, medical education, historical and contemporary forms of oppression, and self-acceptance.

Each Monday, beginning on Sept. 18 and ending Oct. 16, a different physician will be profiled.

Ciciley Littlewolf, MD

The second episode in the series, released on Sept. 25, features Ciciley Littlewolf, MD.

"If your spiritual health is not doing well, then you cannot heal your physical self. Becoming a doctor and learning Western medicine, it's really important that I bring my own foundation and culture to my work environment."

Dr. Littlewolf is an internal medicine specialist in Fargo, North Dakota who grew up on the northern Cheyenne reservation. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Osose Oboh, MD, MPH

The first episode in the series, released on Sept. 18, focuses on Osose Oboh, MD, MPH.

"In the future I want to see more people that look like me in med schools  and in the hospitals as physicians across the nation."

Dr. Oboh is a physician, visual storyteller, world traveler and advocate for minorities pursuing careers in medicine. She completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is currently a second-year resident in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Osler program.

Oct. 2: Javier Guevara Jr., MD, FAAFP

Oct. 9: Adrian Ambrose, MD, MPH, FAPA

Oct. 16: Nicole Riddle, MD