During a recent visit to my hometown of St. John's, I went to a busy restaurant to meet friends for lunch. The hostess asked my name. "Bolu," I started. After she refused to take my first name, I began with my last name. "O-g-u-n ..." but was abruptly cut off by the visibly irritated hostess. My name was an inconvenience to her -- too foreign, apparently.
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi
Chief Dermatology Resident, University of British Columbia
<a href="http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/bolu-ogunyemi-md/67/413/a15" rel="nofollow">Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi</a> <br> <br> Boluwaji Ogunyemi is Chief Dermatology resident physician at the University of British Columbia and Director of Communications of Resident Doctors of British Columbia. He has backgrounds in epidemiology, sociology, medical education, communications, and leadership. Dr Ogunyemi is an award-winning writer in the areas of diversity and inclusion, medical humanities, and medical education. <br> <br> In addition to the Huffington Post, Dr Ogunyemi has been published in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and several other print and electronic media outlets. His original articles about diversity and inclusion and medical humanities have been used in anti-racism workshops and his writing has been translated into French and Portuguese. <br> <br> Dr Ogunyemi has received multiple awards in the areas of leadership, academic achievement, clinical research, writing, and advocacy. His clinical experience has spanned from Lagos, Nigeria and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Inuit communities in rural Labrador and Refugee Medicine in British Columbia. <br> <br> He is passionate about diversity and inclusion, global health, healthcare politics, dermatology, medical education, and clinical epidemiology. <br> <br> Follow him on Twitter @OgunyemiMD
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