“He finds creative ways for patients to get adequate care, even if they don’t have the usual resources,” Guerin says. “He has taught me to have compassion for all people. All humans deserve to have access to health care, and Dr. Harrell knows how to work within our current system to make it better.”
Harrell wants his students to understand what makes for a fulfilling and productive career.
“I emphasize that it’s not necessarily money or your schedules or practice location,” he says. “It’s about practicing with integrity, feeling like you’re genuinely helping people and investing in a community in a way that makes you feel like you’re making a meaningful impact on advancing health equity and improving population health.”