My first patient taught me a humbling lesson
“How do you say cultural competence in Korean?”
“I am always treated with respect in America. So why don’t they care about me here?”
My first patient at my community clinic rotation struggled to speak English. But she came prepared, her words memorized, printed from Google Translate.
“All I want is help.”
She had immigrated from Korea not too long ago and found this community health center for her first dental care in over …