About Me and My Blog (2)

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It is my hope that Failure to Listen will  inform and open minds about  culture,  social justice, equity and access in disadvantaged groups and people of color.   My Jamaican first-generation immigrant background combined with growing up in Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx, will explain my passion and empathy for our most vulnerable and disenfranchised brothers and sisters.

We are individuals connected by communities.

The Internet is quickly changing the world! It’s not perfect and there are dangers. But anyone can tell her ever-changing story to the world because of the internet. My story changes as I change. But my background remains the same.

I have always wanted to be a doctor. I became one. Now I need a new career

I am an undergrad of Cornell who majored in Chemistry then received an MD from Yale Medical School. I really planned on becoming a dermatologist. My dream was to create skin care products. At that time, dermatology was not a challenging field (my perception). I felt certain boredom would set in if I doomed myself to a life of treating acne. Now dermatology is one of the most exciting fields in medicine.

I  am Board Certified in Internal Medicine.   I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital then practiced Emergency Medicine for the next 20 years with some Internal Medicine.

I retired from practice in 2009 in good standing and will probably re-certify for the Boards in 2015.   In 2011, I enrolled in the MPH program at Harvard School of Public Health. This is a one year program  that I will spread out over at most three years, if I had a choice 4-5 years.   Currently, I am on a leave of absence and I am not ready to return in the fall.

I learned a lot at Harvard!

This blog site is my opportunity to share my experiences, knowledge, and the belief in the necessity of building multi-cultural relationships to facilitate collaborative solutions. This is a first step in tackling disparities in justice, equity and access as well as many other adaptive problems.

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

11 thoughts on “About Me and My Blog (2)”

  1. Dear Angela,

    Interesting facts to compare:
    -MD-profession,(GP)
    – mixed-culture-society(Curaçao)
    -emergency-room(’77-’80)
    -busy to prepare :-skin-signs of internal diseases
    -busy to organize: a Linkedin-congress(Cur., 2014)
    -bart.f.wormgoor@gmail.com

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      1. Dear Angela,

        As a 100% computer-analfabetic I don’t know if you’ve received my first mail;
        -“Same” medical experience(emergency-room, Med.Advisor, GP);
        -“Same” Caribean-island-borned-lived,(Curaçao)
        -If could make a choice again should become dermatologist’
        ( but with my experience of above)
        Now preparing :”Skin-signs of internal diseases”.
        If interested : lets keep in touch,
        All kinds of goodness,
        Bart
        bart.f.wormgoor@gmail.com
        Curaçao

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          1. Dear Angela,

            About “skin-signs of internal diseases” :

            I should like to start this weekend( didn’t do anything yet) If I send you a first beginning, Dutch is a problem ? ( automaticly translated by Google?) 2) Give me the e-mail-adress you want me to send it,please 3)Think about it too, any idea is welcome. 4) Give me some time. PS : I was, as a young boy, 3 times in Jamaica, but still remember the floating on rather rough rivers, but beatiful island ! Have a nice weekend ! Bart

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  2. I took a class called Science, Medicine & Culture last semester in college. The class focused on public health. It was really fascinating. My major is journalism, but I thought that the public health class would be interesting to take.

    Good luck in your studies! I love seeing Black female professionals! It shows that we can do anything that men and other ethnic groups can!

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