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MDFEME is a multicultural collective of female physicians committed to improving healthcare for BIPOC communities and achieving Health Equity. This is not scripted or rehearsed. Our goal is to give our listening family an honest and vulnerable experience that empowers and educates.
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MDFEME is a multicultural collective of female physicians committed to improving healthcare for BIPOC communities and achieving Health Equity. This is not scripted or rehearsed. Our goal is to give our listening family an honest and vulnerable experience that empowers and educates.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mdfeme-inc/support

    THE CROWN ACT: LOVE YOUR HAIR & PROTECT YOUR EDGES

    THE CROWN ACT: LOVE YOUR HAIR & PROTECT YOUR EDGES

    The sound of the hot comb, the smell of relaxer, do these things trigger you? We all have a trauma linked to our hair journey. Countless hours and dollars we will never get back. Toiling over a journey clouded in respectability politics Have you ever changed your hair to get a job or for professional interviews? Do your co-workers compliment your hair when it is blown out or processed but confused when it is in it's natural state? Have they ever asked to touch your hair? If you said yes to any of these questions this episode is for you!

    The ladies of MDFEME share their hair journeys and encourage you to LOVE YOUR HAIR AND PROTECT YOUR EDGES!

    While racial discrimination was outlawed in 1964 Hair discrimination continues to be legal in some states. We ask that after you listen to this episode go to the link and sign THE CROWN ACT petition: https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/help-make-hair-discrimination-illegal

    Be a part of the movement to remove discrimination of natural and protective hairstyles from the workplace and schools.

    #blackhair #hairindustry #respectabilitypolitics #discrimination #hairdiscrimination #curlenvy #goodhair #eurocentric #afrocentric #professionalwomen #womensupportingwomen #hairjourney 


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    • 42 min
    CALL ME DOCTOR: The "not so" micro-aggression.

    CALL ME DOCTOR: The "not so" micro-aggression.

    Episode 11: "CALL ME DOCTOR" features Dr Kristen Scatliffe, Dr Jana McKenzie and Dr. Kandice Waul Bennett discussing micro-agressions that black women commonly face. We break down the label: "Angry black woman" and the impact it has on our community. We discuss the importance of #mentorship #education #knowingthehistory and #knowledgeofself 

    Our special guest for this episode is  Dr. Stephanie Desgrottes A general pediatrician based in Brooklyn, New York.  After several years of practice as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, she ventured back into private practice at Tribeca Pediatrics, where she has now been practicing for 3 years.  She is also passionate about global health, and enjoys leading and developing inter-institutional health care initiatives alongside the University of Southern California-Providence Group, and HGD Medical Center, a community health center based in the rural town of Chabanne, Haiti.

    One woman decided to take a stand!  She decided to address the "not so" micor-aggression that she was confronted with. She remained calm, cool and collected. She stood up for herself. When she did this she effectively stood for all #blackwomen and created an opportunity to bring to light to a very serious topic.  #racialgaslighting.  Her name is Dr Rosario, and this episode is dedicated to her. Racial Gaslighting is the product of a society riddled with #white privilege #entitlement and #implicit bias. Racism—both interpersonal and structural, negatively affects the mental and physical health of millions of people, especially those in #BIPOC communities.


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    • 35 min
    WE GONE LEARN TODAY: HEALTHY MENTORSHIP with Special Guest @TheLearningMom

    WE GONE LEARN TODAY: HEALTHY MENTORSHIP with Special Guest @TheLearningMom

    Our conversation with Camile Roney is what Healthy Mentorship sounds like!  

    As physicians mentorship is a part of our journey.  Guiding future female physicians into healthy and successful careers where they feel fulfilled is a gift that keeps giving.  The greatest lesson from mentorship is that learning doesn't happen in one direction!  While it is our responsibility to provide support and guidance we should also leave room to learn from our mentees. 

    Our guest is a vibrant and inspiring woman who uses her social media platform to help so many others get through this thing called life while pursuing her own academic goals. She is a Canadian pre-med student, mother and a wife. She dreams of being a family medicine physician. One who actually connects with her patients and recognizes the growing disparities they have to overcome to receive care. #Motherhood has energized her journey. She sits down with us to share the pieces of her puzzle. From her almost 3 year old boy and the 18,000 steps on Fitbit she gets in , to her ability to recognize when she needs help, to her personal journey in self care.

    This episode is filled with inspiring moments of women supporting women. 

    Topics in this episode: #selfcare #studying #goals #expectations #medicalschool #applyingformedicalschool #medicalstudent #residency #fellowship #stressmanagement #sleep #caffeine #diet #exercise #enjoythejourney #help #womensupportingwomen #ask #mentorship #cancelthenoise #grounded #focused #knowyourself #adapt

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    • 31 min
    Dr. Mommy: The Balance between being a Mom and practicing Medicine

    Dr. Mommy: The Balance between being a Mom and practicing Medicine

    Dr Jana Mckenzie, Dr Kandice Waul Bennet discuss with Dr Kristen Scatliffe and Dr Akua Ampadu about the balance required to have a  family and a career in medicine.

     Some of the questions they address:


    When is the right time to have a baby? 
    Are Residency programs supportive of expectant mothers? 
    How much time do you get off for postpartum? 
    Breastfeeding and Pumping is not sexual! 
    Mothers can be successful physicians and can pursue fellowships and research etc. Having a Family is not a distraction.
    We should always check ourselves and make sure we are being supportive of our peers that are expecting.
    Child care is expensive! Raising young children is workHealth insurance costs changes with each pregnancy. That's because you're charged for each person covered by your plan.
    Mom guilt! How to manage?


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    • 29 min
    DEAR PATIENT...

    DEAR PATIENT...

    Dear Patient, 

    This episode was produced and directed for you! For each and every one of our patients. From those we see in the outpatient clinics to those we admit in the hospital and even those we tend to in urgent care.  We wanted to take this opportunity to educate and enlighten our patients on some of the basics of healthcare. 

    Every physician has had the thoughts we verbalize in this episode.   

    From inhalers to antibiotics, from bed placement to billing each of us take time to share one or two pearls of wisdom and explain how things really occur and what every patient should know when seeking care.  

    We discuss why knowing the names of your medications and why you are taking them is so very important, Why following our instructions is key for your improvement.  We talk about the cost of medications and hospital visits and who is really in control of the bill.  

    This episode presents the physician's perspective, in an effort to help our patients see both sides of the coin. 



    Dr Akua Ampadu, Dr Kandice Waul Bennett, Dr Emily Shay and Dr Kristen Scatliffe have a fun and honest discourse we hope you enjoy.


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    • 30 min
    THE POWER IN HER VOICE

    THE POWER IN HER VOICE

    MDFEME is committed to making the voices of those who have been ignored and silenced heard! In this episode Mrs Wilma King Bennett tells her story. She allows herself to be vulnerable and share her experience so that the cycle can be broken. Black women are categorically ignored and we have too many stories of patient experiences where they felt ignored, not heard, or their pain was minimized, or they weren't involved in their plan of care.  Implicit Bias and Structural Racism can affect the doctor patient interaction in many ways.  Advocating for the underrepresented and marginalized is impossible if we don't listen.  

    We decided to use our platform to give narratives like hers a place to be heard. We discuss her views on the COVID vaccine and her recent life changing diagnosis. 

    #LISTENTOBLACKWOMEN #BLACKWOMEN #DOCTOR #EVERYBODYVSRACISM #IMPLICITBIAS #CANCER #POWEROFTHEMIND #TRAUMA #EMPATHY #PATIENTVOICE #LISTEN #CHANGE #HEARD #NARRATIVE #HERNARRATIVE #HERVOICE 



    (Episode recorded live so the sounds of the city are present)


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    • 40 min

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