So there’s this 60-year-old African American physician, and she is fed up. She’s working at a local hospital because she wants to sleep in her own bed rather than continue the life of a locum tenens. After a weekend call where she’s on her 29th hour in the OR in two days with only three hours of sleep, she refuses to do another case. “I’m tired,” She says, “I’m sleepy. …
Post Author: Lynette Charity, MD
Lynette Charity is an anesthesiologist, author, humorist, and award-winning international speaker.
Lynette competed in the semifinals of Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014 where she won a 3rd place trophy. Out of her many award-winning speeches, she is most passionate about “Beware of Dream Smashers.”
In aspiring to become a doctor, Lynette met many dream smashers; people who wanted to “squish, squash, stomp” on her dream. She persevered and now wants to wake people up to go after their dreams. She has a special place in her heart for women, students, volunteers, caregivers, and dreamers, but her authentic style will appeal to anyone. Her journey from the projects to prosperity is an exceptional one.
Lynette graduated with honors from Chatham College for Women in Pittsburgh, PA and received her MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She has practiced nationally, internationally, and maintained a long private practice career. Drawing from her vast experience, she delivers personal and powerful stories that educate and inspire. She speaks to various groups in her capacity as a medical expert in the field of anesthesiology, and her presentations are always sprinkled with humor.
Lynette speaks about the following topics:
- A prescription for success in your medical career: Reconnect, revitalize and re-commit to you for a better, more blissful career
- Surviving and thriving after a medical liability lawsuit
- Staying inspired throughout your medical training and career
- Gender and racial bias and discrimination in medicine
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