Name: Charis Chambers, MD
Location: Houston, TX
School/Program: Baylor School of Medicine
Currently Wearing: The Rebecca Slim Fit Lab Coat
Why did you choose your profession?:
I enjoy Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology because it gives me the opportunity to serve as an educator and advocate. I want to empower my patients to make decisions that reinforce their career and life goals, so it’s important to me to provide them with accurate information regarding their health and sexuality. I view their vulnerability and optimism as unmeasured potential in need of customized, judgement-free care. I get to be present with them when they face the impact of illness or physiological differences, and I get to partner with them in their process toward coping, planning, and overcoming. I chose PAG because it provides me with diagnostic and surgical challenges, calibrates my perspective, and aligns with my purpose.
Current Passion Project:
My passion is to #changethecyle. It is an effort to break generation cycles of misconceptions in women's health.
Who was/is your inspiration?
I attribute my tenacity and resilience to my late mother who taught me again and again to speak up, laugh off the little things, and love without apology.
Fun Fact 1:
My father and brother are both OBYGNs.
Fun Fact 2:
My father actually delivered me.
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
Learn as much as you can about the field of OBGYN. It is much more than just vaginas and babies. Find ways to make it your own because the field is diverse and offers many lifestyles and practice settings. Check your judgement at the door. Women don't need anymore judgement about their bodies or their choices. Remember that the job of an OBGYN is to educate, inform and recommend, not to restrict or project personal values onto patients. OBGYN is about honoring women, their body autonomy, their right to contraception, their right to motherhood, their right to sexual fulfillment, their right to mental wellness, and their right to self-expression.
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