Author: Tequilla Manning

Tequilla Manning Tequilla Manning (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Kansas Medical Center


Tequilla Manning is a third-year medical student at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She hopes to pursue a career in family medicine and public health. She was a member of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Institute class of 2015. Additionally, she has an extensive international travel history and experience working with underserved populations. Her research interests are in women’s health, sex work, and LGBTQ.




Racial Discrimination as an African-American Medical Student

My recent psychiatry clerkship inspired me to examine racial relations during third-year rotations. This reflection originated from a physician submitting a particularly disturbing evaluation of me. She wrote: “[The student does not] recognize and address personal limitations or behaviors that might affect their effectiveness as a physician … [The student is] defensive, rigid, intense and intrusive; unable to see nuances in human behavior that is necessary for analyses of the human psyche; lower emotional quotient than peers.” Her response left me with an open-jawed, stuporous gaze. I could not believe that she had made this kind of assessment after interacting with me in only two patient encounters for less than half a day!

Tequilla Manning Tequilla Manning (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Kansas Medical Center


Tequilla Manning is a third-year medical student at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She hopes to pursue a career in family medicine and public health. She was a member of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Institute class of 2015. Additionally, she has an extensive international travel history and experience working with underserved populations. Her research interests are in women’s health, sex work, and LGBTQ.