NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aleta Simmons, MD’s path to the medical field was lengthy.
“I’ve been in school a long time,” she quipped.
All told, she spent nearly two decades in higher education and medical training, traveling to five universities in three states. Each year, save one, was an unending push forward to earn her degree and increase diversity within her chosen field.
Her one and only pause was the result of a traffic accident, which sidelined her just before she could complete her last stretch of training.