Advocacy: Losing One Voice to Find Another

My parents’ memory was that I never wanted to become anything other than a doctor. I wanted to understand the human body, learn what was wrong, fix it, and help people.

BY Elizabeth Coolidge-Stolz, MD | December 2018 | Category: Family, Community + The Holidays

Advocacy: Losing One Voice to Find Another

That plan seemed remarkable on track up to my 25th birthday. I sped through an elite college in three years and then our state medical school, becoming the first graduate to land a residency in internal medicine at a prestigious Boston teaching hospital. The next step was to move to specialty training in cancer care.

Life brought something different. One day after a long night on call, I was the tour guide for my husband and his best friend, who was visiting Boston for the first time.

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