African Americans are making advancements in medicine

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Dr. Leslie Walker Harding is one of the top physicians at Penn State Health, she serves as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and medical director of Penn State Children’s Hospital.

But, her journey to the top was not easy. “It is really hard to be in a scenario to be really swimming in water where people look at you and assume that you can’t do it. They assume that you are going to need help. They assume that you just are no good because they see the color of your skin.”

Dr. Harding graduated from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in 1990, her time there was difficult at times and she often had to prove…

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