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    Future MD: A Prescription for Addressing Racism in Medical Education

    Season 2, Episode 3

    The national conversation on systemic and institutional racism is sparking efforts to boost racial and ethnic diversity in the nation’s medical schools. Like the larger society, longstanding discrimination and bias in medical education has led to negative outcomes for Black Americans seeking careers in medicine, but also for the communities of color that need health care.

    Episode Guest:

    Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako Photo credit: Yale Medicine

    Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MS, is a fourth-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. He grew up in Yaounde, Cameroon. He earned a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Howard University and a master of science in bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    His research interests include cardiovascular health, addiction medicine, and the built environment's impact on health. He is currently spending his research year as a fellow in the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He writes about racism in medical education in the medical student magazine In-Training in his column “White Coat and a Hoodie.” He is the host of a podcast focusing on health disparities called “Flip the Script.”

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