LISTEN: Why aren’t there more Black men in medicine?

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In the early 2000s, a medical school admissions officer stated that although Black women physicians were increasing in numbers, Black men were considered “unicorns” in medicine. In 1978, Black males made up a little over 3% of medical school enrollments, but in 2019 that number was even smaller. Does this disparity contribute to healthcare inequities in minority communities?

HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Estrada Bernard, Jr., Neurosurgeon, Anchorage Neurosurgical Associates
  • Dr. Namory Bagayoko, Orthopedic Surgeon, Alaska Native Medical Center

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