Dr. Cherise Hamblin

Founder and President, Patients R Waiting

Dr. Cherise Hamblin was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She attended Bronx High School of Science and attended at Franklin & Marshall College. During her F&M years she was active on campus, serving as Black Student Union Vice President, Admission office intern for Minority Recruitment, playing rugby and studying abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Dr. Hamblin graduated from F&M in 2003 with a double major in Biology & Spanish. She went on to medical school Northwestern University and completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Hamblin is passionate about working with the next generation of physicians and since her return to Lancaster she has worked with advisors, students and community organizers on various mentoring and exposure programs.  

She is the founder and president of Patients R Waiting, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities by increasing diversity in medicine. She is a full time, board certified OBGYN. She enjoys doing surgery, delivering babies and caring for women of all ages. When she is not working, she enjoys family life with her husband, daughter and son. 

10.00 - 11.30 AM Morning Break-Out 3

Wednesday Morning 2023

Overcoming Diversity Inertia

In 2020, many organizations made statements denouncing racism and pledged commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. In 2023, organizations are still struggling to bring these statements into action. In this talk we will discuss how lack of diversity in medicine is a result of racism and discuss actions to address this issue. We will apply a methodical approach to this problem, discuss tracking of results and how to iterate on the process.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.