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Dr. Loren Robinson, at left, and pre-med student Ashlyn Sanders.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care
Many of the doctors we've featured in this series have passions and hobbies that take them away from the hospital, sometimes far away. Yet there's almost always some sort of connection between their passion and their work. This month's doctor, Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, doesn't even have to leave the hospital to pursue her dedication to mentoring young students.
Robinson spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students. She is careful to share her struggles as well as her achievements, reminding them that there will be roadblocks and setbacks on their path, but that perseverance pays off. As an African-American woman, Robinson sees her role as being that face that other minorities can relate to, specifically young women who are now where she was not long ago. Regardless of your ethnicity or gender, I think you'll find inspiration as you watch this month's segment.