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There are 5 comments on Marcelle Willock, Pioneering Physician and BU Medical School Leader

  1. I remember Dr. Willock during her time here at BCH/BUSM. I actually worked for one of the minority department chairs who was a colleague of hers. Dr, willock is a strong woman who could hold her own due to the circumstances. Still, to this day there are others (female)physicians/chairs who are still not 100% equal to males. Its getting a little better but we are not quite there yet. Dr. Willock had two barriers against her. But her strong will and
    determination gave her the ability to put the obstacles in the background and achieve her goals respectfully. A true pioneer.

  2. I’m surprised the article doesn’t mention her being President of the Mass Soc of Anesthesiologists and Assistant Secretary of the American Soc of Anesthesiologists.

  3. Dear Dr. Willock. Thank you for your service to BU MED and the to BU community, and far beyond. I am so sorry you have had to live with the pain and obstacles created by the plague of systemic racism in the US. Thank you for never giving up. Thank you for your strength, your commitment to higher ideals and to your dreams, and for sharing your experience with all of us so that we can honor you and also learn about the real life challenges and strain of living and working as a woman of color in our country. Please stay safe and well. You are an inspiration.

  4. Dear Dr willock,I remember you well.I never realized you were under so much pressure. I always thought you did an outstanding job.Hope all is well with you.

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