原文標題：Black Woman Named President of American Medical Association, Makes History
Dr. Patrice Harris has made history by becoming the first African-American woman elected to be president of the American Medical Association (AMA).
She said that people doubted her when she got into medical school and encouraged her to pursue another career.
“I recall early on I had been advised to perhaps go into nursing and not medicine,” she said. “Nursing is a very noble career and noble profession, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do. It could have been related to the fact that I was a woman, the fact that I was a person of color,” she added. “I don’t know.”
Despite the challenges, she said her family always supported her.
“I always knew from my family and my parents that I could be whatever I wanted to be,” Harris said.