Friday, April 4, 2014

Angela Green, DO



This week’s minority women in medicine highlight goes to Dr. Angela Green. She is a psychiatrist located in the Greater New Orleans area which isn’t too far from where I am currently located. Dr. Green also has an extremely busy schedule, so I am so grateful that she was able to take the time out of her busy day to answer a few questions for everybody. I was extremely excited to find another minority female DO that resided in my state, and I hope you all enjoy this interview.


Background Information:

Undergraduate Institution: Grambling State University

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Current Position: General Staff Psychiatrist

Year of Residency Completion: 2010

Dr. Green is a member of the following organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; American Osteopathic Association, American Psychiatric Association


What made you want to become a physician?

I've always wanted to be a doctor especially after watching The Cosby Show...I wanted to be like Dr. Huxtable.


Were you a non-traditional student or re-applicant?

Reapplicant


Why did you choose to attend an osteopathic school?

While attending an MCAT prep program, students from osteopathic schools came and spoke to us. I also had a very close family friend who was a D.O. that mentored me, as well as my friend's brother who had just finished osteopathic school.


Why did you choose the specialty/field that you are in?

Initially I wanted to be an OB/GYN like Dr. Huxtable, but I fell in love with behavioral health during my 3rd year clinical rotations. It seemed that no matter what rotation I was on, I found myself doing psychiatric evaluations and paying attention to patients' social history.


How do you maintain a positive life-work balance?

I find a good balance between work and my life by leaving work at work instead of bringing it home, and by having a good support system that includes family, friends, and a life group from my church.


What advice do you have for entering medical students and other minority females pursuing medicine?

If a career in medicine is what you truly want, be prepared to study hard and make the necessary sacrifices...Always keep God number 1. Don't get so caught up in your work that you forget to enjoy the little joys in life. I don't have all the answers as it's all still fresh for me, but I'm open minded and enjoying life day by day.



DR. GREEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO HELP OUT AND INSPIRE CURRENT AND FUTURE MEDICAL STUDENTS! I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HONEST AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD ANSWERS, AND I KNOW MY READERS WILL AS WELL. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!



3 comments:

  1. Just want to thank you for all your posts and for doing these highlights. I'm a regular reader/commenter and was actually the first to comment on your blog! Your efforts are appreciated and thanks for being such an inspiration:)

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    1. Thank you for reading and for sticking around! It means so much to me and I'm glad that I can help you be inspired. :-)

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  2. If you are in depression then you should try to overcome your depression asap. Otherwise, your life will be so difficult. You can visit Lighthouse Health Group & consult with their psychiatrist. They will tell you the best way to overcome depression easily.

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