If you’re interested in learning about the first Black female neurosurgeon in America then my Alexa Canady Black History Short is for you.
A profile of Dr. Charles Drew, who developed a process for separating plasma from blood cells and improved techniques for blood storage.
“Medical Apartheid” by Harriet A. Washington charts the history of unethical medical experiments that have been conducted on Black people. The book largely focuses on discussing examples of the lack of respect or even lack of recognition of Black personhood within the medical field. But the book also tells the story of the development of medical ethical standards.
In this episode of the career interview series, we are joined by Dr. Kalvin Chinyere an internal medicine doctor who was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Carol City, Florida as well as Queens, New York. He shares how his parents pushed him towards medicine and he realized that it might not be the field for him but thought it was too late to change course. Kalvin shares how his experiences developed a deep belief in achieving satisfaction by not trading time for money.