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…

10 Life Lessons I Learned From Starting A Podcast

As a (soon to be graduating!!) medical student at a historically black college, I often came across African American professors and physicians with a wealth of knowledge, extraordinary experiences, and rich personal stories. These were people who faced enormous challenges, discouragement, and discrimination, yet still rose to the highest levels of their profession. What made…

Dr. Oz and the Balance Between Truth and Entertainment

Congressional Hearing On June 17, 2014, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Turkish-American, cardiothoracic surgeon and host of The Dr. Oz Show, appeared before a congressional hearing convened by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, the subcommittee Chairman, presided over the session titled ‚ÄúProtecting Consumers from False and…