What is Black?

What a Doctor Looks Like: Increasing the Diversity of Doctors in Medicine

Episode Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the health inequities faced by the Black community and other communities of color. One strategy that might help to address these health inequities is to increase the number of doctors of color in medicine. This week we're discussing the importance of increasing the diversity of doctors in medicine. My guest is Dr. Frank Clark, MD. Dr. Clark and I discussed how increasing the number of docs of color can be a tool to achieve health equity, his medical experience, importance of finding a mentor, and tips for students interested in considering medicine.

Episode Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the health inequities faced by the Black community and other communities of color.  One strategy that might help to address these health inequities is to increase the number of doctors  of color in medicine. 

This week we're discussing the importance of increasing the diversity of doctors in medicine.  My guest is Dr. Frank Clark, MD.  Dr. Clark and I discussed how increasing the number of docs of color can be a tool to achieve health equity, his medical experience, importance of finding a mentor,  and tips for students interested in considering medicine. 

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Twitter: @tapkidmd

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