Times-Dispatch Profiles Hamilton Intern

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Soon-to-be Dr. Lesli Brown has been interning in Delegate Phil Hamilton’s legislative office in Richmond throughout the current session.  The Richmon Times-Dispatch provides a profile on this outstanding intern and her path to medical school as well as the state capitol.

Because being a fourth-year medical student apparently isn’t challenging enough, Lesli Brown interned at the General Assembly this session.

The South Richmond native and Virginia Commonwealth University medical student interned two days a week for Del. Phillip A. Hamilton, R-Newport News. She helped to keep his schedule on track and greeted guests seeking face time with the delegate.

Brown, an aspiring primary-care doctor, was drawn to medicine through a curiosity born of fear.

“Growing up, I was deathly afraid of my pediatrician. His name was Doctor Bones, which I didn’t realize was so funny until later,” she said. “Even though I was afraid of him, I was somehow fascinated by what was going on in his office.”

Fast-forward a couple of decades, and Brown, 25, graduated from Richmond Community High School and then Xavier University of Louisiana. She’s waiting to find out where she’ll do her residency. Meanwhile, she’s taking advantage of the VCU medical campus’s proximity to the Capitol to learn the legislative process.

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This makes one wonder how long it will be until Richmond has Delegate Lesli Brown, M.D.  walking the halls of the General Assembly Building.