This was not how I envisioned my residency interview starting. I wipe my sweaty hands on my pajama pants, smile politely and apologize to the camera. “Sorry. Great question… I was born in Los Angeles,” I clarify, after being asked if I was born in China.
At another interview, I am asked about the race of my partner, with whom I am couples matching, and what it is like to be in an interracial relationship. I cannot help but wonder if my White colleagues are being asked these questions. I hope I will get a question about my health policy interests or, at least, the hobbies I had written about on my application. But instead, I am asked whether I would be interested in working with researchers in Wuhan, China.
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