Increasing diversity and inclusion in the medical profession has made progress, not least because of leadership from orthopedic surgeon and Harvard Professor Augustus White. For many decades he has called for healthcare to be seen as a human right intrinsic to the pursuit of happiness. Dr. White was the first African American graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and the first African American surgical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In this podcast Dr. White discusses the importance of mentoring, having a strategic mission for inclusion, challenging racism, and the groups most affected by health disparities. With Dr. Bonnie Mason Simpson.
Recommended reading mentioned by in this podcast:
- Joanne Lipman – That’s What She Said (Harper Collins)
- Scott E. Paige – The Difference (Princeton University Press)
- Augustus A. White III, MD – Seeing Patients (Harvard University Press)