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In this week’s episode of STAT’s “First Opinion Podcast,” I talk with emergency physician turned diversity consultant Uché Blackstock. Her First Opinion, “Why Black doctors like me are leaving faculty positions in academic medical centers,” published in January 2020, was a call to arms for many Black physicians. We also talked about her turning down a position at Harvard Medical School that would have kept her in academic medicine, a “green book” for prospective medical students, #DNRTulane, the strong current of medicine that runs through her family, and more.

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