Author: Clara Liu

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Clara Liu is a third year medical student at Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri, class of 2022. In 2016, she graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in psychology. She enjoys healthcare advocacy as the co vice-chair of the AMA Women in Medicine Standing Committee, clinical research, playing with her cat (Mr. Meowgi) and running. After graduating medical school, Clara would like to pursue a career in general surgery, with hopes of sub-specializing in breast oncology.




The “Problem” with Politics and Medicine

In 2018, a patient filed a complaint against a medical student for wearing a “Black Lives Matter” pin on her white coat. When the student reached out to her school’s administration, she received this response: “It is best to not raise barriers in the way we present ourselves…Some of your political pins may offend some people, and it is probably best not to wear them on your white coat or while you are working in a professional role.”

Clara Liu Clara Liu (1 Posts)

Clara Liu is a third year medical student at Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri, class of 2022. In 2016, she graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in psychology. She enjoys healthcare advocacy as the co vice-chair of the AMA Women in Medicine Standing Committee, clinical research, playing with her cat (Mr. Meowgi) and running. After graduating medical school, Clara would like to pursue a career in general surgery, with hopes of sub-specializing in breast oncology.