A young woman wanted to be a doctor, but couldn’t get into a US medical school. A Cuban medical school accepted her, but she couldn’t read or speak Spanish. She began medical training the day she began studying Spanish. She graduated within five years and is now a physician. Authors Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter attribute her success to her having “the stuff.” They discuss the essential elements of this level of fortitude and share stories about people whose stuff enabled them to overcome life’s challenges.
About the Authors
Sampson Davis, MD, is an emergency room physician, public speaker, philanthropist and the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association’s Scroll of Merit. Sharlene Jeter is the president of the Turn 2 Foundation, whose programs motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol.
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