Reflective Essay: Why I Went To Quaker School

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Growing up, I went to Quaker school from kindergarten through high school. Quakerism is a religion that emphasizes respect and understanding. These schools valued diversity and tolerance; not everyone who attended these schools was Quaker, and other religions were not only tolerated, but welcomed and encouraged. Quaker education and its corresponding credo have taught me an appreciation for others and their beliefs. I think this upbringing has instilled in me traits that mirror those of a good physician. I am sensitive, compassionate, and driven to better understand a person's experience. Physicians must see their patients as individuals with their own religious, political, and socioeconomic context. They must be able to provide care in accordance

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