Beyond the White Coat Podcast
The award-winning “Beyond the White Coat” podcast dives into issues affecting the academic medicine community at-large, while also highlighting the important work happening at America’s medical schools, teaching hospitals, and within the communities they serve.
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The AAMC’s “Beyond the White Coat” podcast is the proud winner of two 2021 EXCEL Silver Awards! The first was awarded for Best Podcast (Series) and the second for Best Podcast (Single Episode) for Racial Health Disparities: How COVID-19 Magnified a Public Health Emergency (season 1, episode 7). Listen now and subscribe wherever you normally stream your podcasts.
Beyond the White Coat
Times are changing, and along with it, academic medicine must change, too. The Beyond the White Coat series dives into issues affecting the academic medicine community at-large, including how we have adapted due to the global pandemic, and how the community is coming together to address racism head-on.
While some sources are quick to point to vaccine hesitancy as the main cause for the vaccination rate gap between racial and ethnic groups due to a history of mistrust of the medical community, others point to issues affecting how easily people can access the vaccines, such as a lack of access to accurate information and barriers to technology, time, and transportation. On this episode of “Beyond the White Coat,” Karey Sutton, PhD, AAMC director of health equity research workforce and director of research for the AAMC Center for Health Justice, talks with experts Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, and Aaron Gerstenmaier, MD, about the racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates and explores strategies to promote equity in vaccine access.
Beyond the White Coat: Making the Rounds
At the heart of academic medicine are the individuals who provide unparalleled care to patients and communities across the country and are at the cutting edge of medical research advances. The Making the Rounds series features many different voices from within and outside of academic medicine.
Advocacy and Policy Series
The pandemic has left serious challenges in its wake for the academic medicine community to address. From health equity to provider relief, teaching hospitals and medical schools are creating new strategies to improve the health of people everywhere. And as congressional lawmakers continue their work on Capitol Hill, the academic medicine community is looking for ways to educate policymakers about the issues that will help their institutions continue to serve their patients and communities.
Community Health Connect Series
Clarence Fluker talks with three guests about the alarming absence of Black men in medicine: Norma Poll-Hunter, PhD, senior director of the AAMC’s workforce diversity portfolio; Malcolm Woodland, PhD, co-founder and director of Young Doctors DC; and André Smith, a student studying for his master’s degree in health sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and a member of the Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine steering committee sponsored by the AAMC and the National Medical Association.