EMRA 2020 Case-Con Competition: 2nd Place!

Earlier this year, I treated a patient with fascinating case of pancreatitis in the emergency department. I decided to submit a proposal to EMRA’s Case-Con competition. Fortunately I was selected. Because the ACEP 2020 conference was virtual, I had to record my presentation for the audience and judges. I was thrilled to win 2nd place!…

ApolloMD 2020 Emergency Medicine Residency Scholarship

Every year, ApolloMD, a physician staffing company, offers a scholarship for emergency medicine residents. I applied this year and was honored to have won! I am thankful to ApolloMD for selecting me for this award. The essay I submitted is below. Why I Am Passionate About Emergency Medicine More than half a decade ago, before medical…

Spoken Word at the 2019 EMRA 20 in 6 Lecture Competition

This is my presentation at EMRA’s 20-in-6 Residency Lecture Competition at the ACEP Conference in Denver, CO in October, 2019. It had been my New Year’s resolution to perform a spoken word piece, and when I was offered the opportunity to present, I decided to do something creative. Special thanks to EMRA, Dr. Scott Johnson,…

On Leadership: Episode 18 of “This Meharrian Life”

This past year, I started a podcast at my medical school called “This Meharrian Life.” The goal was to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the students, physicians, alumni, and administrators who make Meharry Medical College a fantastic place to learn and grow. This is the transcript of my last episode, where I compiled…

Why HBCU Medical Schools Matter

Every few months, there happens to be another breathless news story about racism in healthcare. Mass media seems shocked, progressives angrily tweet, while conservatives claim that somehow it was all President Obama’s fault. Meanwhile, the four relatively unknown and certainly underappreciated HBCU (historically black college or university) medical schools in the United States (Howard University,…