RE: I Want to Work as a Podiatrist (Brian Kiel, DPM)
From: Juliet Burk, DPM
Brian, I’m sure you meant well, but ascribing a professional failure as a possible personality problem is absolutely not helpful or kind. You have no way of knowing if it is or isn’t true, and it serves no benefit to say, unless it is to absolve yourself of personal guilt for the current situation in podiatry, as well as to unnecessarily hurt someone’s feelings. I, for one, struggled very hard to carve out a niche professionally.
I was personable, a graduate with distinction, and did not match in my graduation year because, as a female, I had...
Editor's note: Dr. Burk's extended-length letter can be read here.
Juliet Burk, DPM, Muskogee, OK, firstname.lastname@example.org