Latinx en Medicina
Latinx en Medicina is a digital platform for all things Latinx Health.
From the founder, Leslie Gonzalez:
Latinx en Medicina is the community I needed as a first-generation pre-med student. As a Latina who is pursuing a career in medicine the road has been difficult. It was difficult to find culturally competent mentors who understood my struggles. Most often than not, I was the only Latinx in my biology courses which amplified my underlying imposter syndrome.
During medical school I started @MedstudentDO, which is now @lesliexgp, on Instagram as an outlet. I posted my daily routines and sometimes vented about the rigors of pursuing a career in medicine. I provided a different point of view by being a first generation Mexican-American. I often receive messages of relief and excitement from other first-gen individuals, who are pre-med or in medical school themselves, for finding someone with a platform who looked just like them. I realized that:
We created merchandise that any Latinx in medicine and healthcare can wear proudly.