Podcast | The Practice of Medicine | February 10, 2021
Social Media in Medicine Mini-Series: A conversation with @whereinmyworld about diversity in medical education and patient care for underserved populations, Part 1
SMA PIT sat down again with Carmen Simmons, a M4 at Meharry Medical College, for a follow up conversation about her experiences as a black woman at a HBCU medical school and as a student providing care to underserved communities in Nashville, TN.
- What role do HBCU medical schools play in medical education and the healthcare delivery system?
- What are some benefits and misconceptions about HBCU medical schools?
- How did the renewed calls for social justice in 2020 affect the experience of a medical student at a HBCU?
- What avenues are available for HBCU medical school graduates, and black students at other medical schools, to remain connected and support each other after graduation?
- How can medical students and medical institutions initiate respectful and effective conversations about systemic racism with their black peers?
- What are some effective, and ineffective, ways to provide care for underserved communities in an impactful way?