Anita Boakye

"From what I have observed being involved in the osteopathic community, osteopathic medicine has a very 'grassroots' feel to it. I believe that this isn’t very surprising, given that in the way osteopaths practice medicine, there is an intrinsic drive to get to know a patient not as a patient, but as an individual that is part of a community. It is to the advantage of the profession to use this trait in order to recruit and retain more underrepresented minority students."

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Amma Boakye is a second-year osteopathic medical student and photographer-in-training. With a love of osteopathic medicine and a camera in hand, she hopes to tell the stories of her future patients, friends, and co-workers to those around the world. View some of her work here: