At Penn Medicine’s Medical Grand Rounds on Wednesday, 9/16, Dr. Walt Palmer was invited to speak for an hour. He gave us the story of his childhood and the world he grew up in: his love, his losses, the lessons he learned; the most prevalent one being that racism existed and would not cease to exist without him changing the world for himself. He experienced racism in every area of his life, including as he entered the medical field. He experienced racism even after creating a department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and successfully leading it for years.
Dr. Palmer is imploring Penn Medicine Healthcare workers to call for a national dialogue on race and racism in the United States. Visit the link to the petition for more information.