22 episodes

The mission of the Med MentoRx podcast is to amplify the voices of outstanding physicians of color, giving high school, undergraduate and junior medical students insight on navigating medicine as people of color without feeling the need to compromise their cultural identities. It features interviews from physicians with diverse backgrounds and various specialties.

Med MentoRx Justin Olivera

    • Health & Fitness

The mission of the Med MentoRx podcast is to amplify the voices of outstanding physicians of color, giving high school, undergraduate and junior medical students insight on navigating medicine as people of color without feeling the need to compromise their cultural identities. It features interviews from physicians with diverse backgrounds and various specialties.

    Episode 21: Dr. Rubayat Qadeer (Family Medicine)

    Episode 21: Dr. Rubayat Qadeer (Family Medicine)

    In Episode 21, I chat with Dr. Rubayat Qadeer about his experience as a first-generation Bangladeshi-American, how he found his “why” as a Family Medicine Doc, and what it means to actively cultivate a more diverse, anti-racist physician workforce.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 20: Dr. Fenwa Milhouse (Urologist, Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery Specialist)

    Episode 20: Dr. Fenwa Milhouse (Urologist, Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery Specialist)

    In Episode 20, I talk with Urologist and FPMRS expert Dr. Fenwa Milhouse about her upbringing as a Nigerian immigrant in the Midwest, the need for more women in surgery, and how she has been able to excel as one of the less than 1% of urologists that identify as Black women.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 19: Dr. Alyson Myers (Endocrinologist, DEI Chair)

    Episode 19: Dr. Alyson Myers (Endocrinologist, DEI Chair)

    In Episode 19, I chat with Dr. Alyson Myers, Endocrinologist and Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Einstein-Montefiore Department of Internal Medicine. We discuss her path to endocrinology, what it means to be a Black women treating metabolic and endocrine disorders in marginalized communities, and the importance of paying it forward.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 18: Dr. Michael Galvez (Pediatric Hand Surgeon)

    Episode 18: Dr. Michael Galvez (Pediatric Hand Surgeon)

    In Episode 18, I kick off the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month with a dope convo featuring Pediatric Hand Surgeon Dr. Michael Galvez. We discuss how an early exposure to health disparities shaped his desire to practice medicine, how he fell in love with hand surgery, and what it means to be part of a national movement to establish Oct. 1 as National Latino/a/e Physician Day.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 17: Dr. Aaron Hollis Palmer (Neurosurgery Resident)

    Episode 17: Dr. Aaron Hollis Palmer (Neurosurgery Resident)

    We’re backkkkkkkkkkk! To kick off Season 2, I chop it up with Neurosurgery Resident Dr. Aaron Hollis Palmer. We talk about how growing up in Akron, Ohio sparked his commitment to activism, the many obstacles he had to overcome on his road to becoming a neurosurgeon, and how he works to inspire the next generation of URM docs.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 16: Einstein SNMA (First-Year Med Students)

    Episode 16: Einstein SNMA (First-Year Med Students)

    To wrap up Season 1, I sit down with several members of my Einstein SNMA E-Board. We reflect on our first year of Med School and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of our experiences as URM students. A very special thank you to everyone that volunteered time that could have been spent studying for finals: Jehron Pura-Bryant (President), Maryam Hashmi (Secretary), Betsiti Araya (Treasurer), Diana Dominguez-Garcia (Community Outreach Chair), and Stacey Franco (MAPS Liaison)

    • 1 hr 28 min

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