Allison Latimore, MD

Allison Latimore, MD

Allison is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, she is ashamed of all Atlanta sports teams (except Atlanta United). She is a proud graduate of Howard University and Meharry Medical College, two of the most prestigious historically black colleges/universities in the world. After spending 5 years in Nashville getting her master's degree and MD, Allison returned to Washington, DC, for residency at Medstar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program, where she is currently a chief resident. In her free time, you will catch her spending time with her fiancé, facetiming her twin sister and parents, shopping online, listening to her Spotify playlists, or trying out new natural hairstyles. After residency, Allison plans on pursuing a career in health policy and health media.

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July 16th, 2020

Well, Did You Learn Anything?

When I told my friends that I was going to be the Chief of Education for my residency program, they were stunned. How can you be a chief resident as a second-year resident? Isn’t that going to be a lot of work? How can you juggle it all? These were all valid questions that I […]


June 3rd, 2020

Will the Real Doctor Please Stand Up?

I stood in the hospital elevator yawning and rubbing my eyes, waiting to get off on my floor. A woman looked over at me and said, “Congratulations.” I began to look over my body. Did I look pregnant in these scrubs? Did I have on my real engagement ring instead of my silicone ring? After […]


April 24th, 2020

Pass or Fail — USMLE Step 1

We All Take Tests In January 2020, it was announced by the US Medical Licensing Examination that USMLE Step 1 scoring would change from a 3-digit score to pass or fail. I’m sure some budding and current medical students are jumping for joy. Some residents and attendings probably are brooding jealously, thinking of all the stress, […]


January 31st, 2020

Sorry, We’re Transitioning

“We are transitioning.” In July of my intern year, this was the sentence that the CEO of our community hospital used to tell the staff that the hospital was closing its inpatient services. The emotions that traversed my mind were quite vast, to say the least. Anger was undeniably at the top of the list, […]


December 3rd, 2019

To HBCU or not to HBCU? That Is the Question.

Finding my home There were a sea of students sitting in the auditorium, and parents were all directed to the balconies. The sound of trumpets began to blare, and the bodies of the marching band swayed rhythmically. Five minutes after soaking in the music, the ambiance, and the liveliness of Howard University, my sister and […]


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