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Podcast: Beyond the White Coat: Making the Rounds

Series: Advocacy and Policy

The “Beyond the White Coat” podcast is making the rounds on advocacy and policy topics. This ongoing series will highlight advocacy policies and issues unique to the academic medicine community.

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A Look Ahead: AAMC 2021 Advocacy and Policy Priorities

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.

Series: Community Health Connect

Community Health Connect is a limited series about the strength and resiliency of community-based nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. These organizations are grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on community health. Access all episodes below.

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Housing is Health: Connecting with Miriam’s Kitchen

In the first episode of this limited series presented by Community Health Connect, Lara Pukatch, Director of Advocacy at Miriam’s Kitchen and Clarence Fluker, AAMC Director of Community Engagement discuss the relationship between housing, health, and health care and how Miriam’s Kitchen is coping with the ongoing pandemic.

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Persevering During a Pandemic: Connecting with So Others Might Eat

Clarence Fluker talks with Sandeep Sharma, MD, medical director at So Others Might Eat, about providing high-quality health care for people struggling with housing insecurity during an ongoing pandemic.

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Challenges in Hospice Care: Connecting with Joseph’s House

In the last episode of this limited series presented by Community Health Connect, Liz Fehrenbach, Program Director at Joseph’s House and Clarence Fluker talk about meeting the challenges of providing hospice care amid a pandemic with creativity and a sense of hope.

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Black Men in Medicine: Meeting the Challenge

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.