Drs. Nii and Renée come together to discuss a recent study published by Health Affairs that contrasts the lack of diversity among US physicians to the impact of debt on the populations that are underrepresented in medicine. The study asserts that understanding the differential burden of debt by race and ethnicity may help to determine strategies to address the lack of diversity, including scholarships, debt relief and financial guidance.
Things to expect in this episode:
- Nii & Renee’s micro and macro habits, plus motivation vs. systems
- Nii checks in with his mentee, and the role significant others play in career plans
- Outgoing surgeon from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons attacks affirmative action in presentation
- The oftentimes prohibitive financial investment of going to medical school, including applying to and being dismissed from
- Medical student, devastated by her total medical school debt, posts on Instagram
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Health Affairs article, Differences in Debt Among Postgraduate Medical Residents by Self-Designated Race and Ethnicity, 2014-2019
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