Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Patricia Grayhall, Author, “Making the Rounds: Defying Norms in Love and Medicine”
About Harvey's guest:
Today’s guest is Patricia Grayhall, who has written a poignant, insightful and sometimes heart wrenching memoir, chronicling her journey in the 60’s and 70’s, studying and training to be a doctor, and coming out as a lesbian, at a time when society disapproved of both for a woman.
Her book is entitled, “Making the Rounds: Defying Norms in Love and Medicine”, and it’s a frank and very personal coming of age story, of her battle against rampant sexism in a male-dominated profession, while at the same time, striving to find an enduring, loving relationship during the free-wheeling sexual revolution and feminism of the 1970’s.
Our guest graduated in 1975 from the University of Utah medical school. She got the highest score in her class in the medical licensing exam. She was the only female intern at the Boston University Hospital. She then completed 2 residencies and earned 2 Master’s Degrees – in Public Health and Physiology - from the Harvard School of Public Health. In fact, she was the first resident in occupational and environmental medicine at Harvard. She then completed her residency in internal medicine and went on to have a 40-year career as a specialist in Seattle, Washington, and ran her own medical consulting company.
After retiring, she decided to write her memoir, which has just been released.
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