Name: Kimberly Brown, MD, MPH
Title: Emergency Medicine Physician
Location: Memphis, TN
School/Program: Ross University School of Medicine/University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Currently Wearing: The Rebecca Slim Fit Premium Stretch Lab Coat
Why did you choose your profession?:
After many years of wanting to become an OBGYN, I learned about Emergency Medicine as a public health student in Ecuador. After spending time in Accident and Casualty at a public hospital, I was fascinated how the supervising physician and resident were so easily able to move from complaint to complaint. They seemed to be able to take care of ANYONE. I realized then that that was the type of doctor I wanted to be. I love taking care of anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Current Passion Project:
I'm very passionate about community service and supporting other IMGs in their journey to practicing medicine in the US. I am a dedicated member of the Junior League of Memphis, and I've been a part of the organization for 4 years. I also recently started a brand to encourage and support IMGs called, Still MD. We have a book launching on January 23 as well as other products coming down the pipeline.
Who was/is your inspiration?
My mother and grandmother are my inspirations. My grandmother, was born and raised in Utica, Mississippi and was the first in our family to obtain a high school diploma. My mother became the first one in our family to go to college and obtained a Bachelors' degree and two Masters' degrees. I am the first and only physician in my family. My mother and grandmother laid out the path of success for me.
Fun Fact 1:
I went to medical school outside of the country!
Fun Fact 2:
I'm a proud Ross University School of Medicine graduate (Class of 2014)!
Do you have any advice for others interested in entering your field?
Ask lots of questions, read about what you don't know, and get mentorship and guidance early!