When I graduated medical school, I was certain of two things - I was now a physician: hence my words mattered, and I was still an internship year away from anesthesiology. I started my intern year with internal medicine and one of the things that most impressed me was the diversity within my team. My attending was Middle Eastern; the residents, myself included, and medical students came from different parts of the world and all “walks of life.” I had never been in a more diverse setting in my life and for the first time in a while, I felt comfortable in the professional setting. As a team, we took on the collaborative effort, and there were many innovative ideas that were brought to my mind that reflected the views of each individual. Shortly after, I received an email...

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