108 episodes

Welcome to the Melanin & Medicine, a podcast dedicated to helping Black & brown clinicians to thrive and transform their lives. Join Dr. Omolara and her guests as they share their challenges and lessons for integrating their professional & personal goals, navigating medical racism, managing burnout, and living more fulfilled as a clinician of color.

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Melanin & Medicine Podcast Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

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Welcome to the Melanin & Medicine, a podcast dedicated to helping Black & brown clinicians to thrive and transform their lives. Join Dr. Omolara and her guests as they share their challenges and lessons for integrating their professional & personal goals, navigating medical racism, managing burnout, and living more fulfilled as a clinician of color.

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    Episode 134: The Importance of Birthing Your Best Work

    Episode 134: The Importance of Birthing Your Best Work

    As we approach the next change of season, it’s time to start thinking about what we — as Black women healthcare professionals at the forefront of making changes in health equity — have done, have yet to do, what seeds we will be planting, and what we’re not feeling quite ready or able yet to grow to fruition out of unpreparedness, fear, reticence, or hesitancy. 
    If you’re feeling stuck in your life, career or business, and unsure how to move forward, I can help you. Check out our FREE transformational masterclass From Dreaming to Doing the Three Actionable Steps for Living Out Your Purpose. 
    In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of normalizing , recognizing, and acknowledging the importance of the stages we take on the road to birthing our best.
    What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
    Why it's okay to be in the space before your best work actually gets bornWhy you don’t have to be 100% optimistic about the journey and to your best work and being ok with the journey that is part of getting thereUnderstanding you can’t do it all and being at the forefront of change in healthcare is less about doing everything on your own, but derived from funding, resources and networksRemembering to learn from your past in order to create and birth the work that will change your futureHow to apply three important questions for reflection and gauging your successBe sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.
    Thank you for listening!

    Send Dr. Omolara a voice message at the link below, whether you have a question about funding a mission-driven health practice or a response to this episode. Maybe she'll answer your question on air!
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    • 31 min
    Episode 133: 4 Key Steps to Building Your Vision Without Burnout (REWIND Episode 70)

    Episode 133: 4 Key Steps to Building Your Vision Without Burnout (REWIND Episode 70)

    Asking ourselves what we are building rather than what we are doing is the key to shifting our entire frame of reference towards building our vision. That’s why episode 96 of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about 4 key steps to building your vision without burnout! 
    In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of aligning our actions with our own priorities instead of others priorities and using S.O.A.R. to create our vision without self sacrifice. 
    What You’ll Learn From This Episode: 
    Becoming self aware to recognize where your tendencies and routines are not compatible with the ways in which you work best. Recognizing what opportunities we are missing out on because we are so consumed in other activities than can be delegated, automated, or deleted.Finding the blocks that are keeping you from taking action.    Recruiting and building a team to play key parts in making your vision happen. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.
    Thank you for listening! 


    Send Dr. Omolara a voice message at the link below, whether you have a question about funding a mission-driven health practice or a response to this episode. Maybe she'll answer your question on air!
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    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Born to Build Book by Jim Clifton and Ph.D. Sangeeta Badal


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    • 23 min
    Episode 132: 5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion into Profit (REWIND Episode 70)

    Episode 132: 5 Strategies to Turn Your Passion into Profit (REWIND Episode 70)

    As a black healthcare professional, you have an opportunity to make a real difference in your community and the world. This is the perfect time to get funding to build your own healthcare organization that helps the underserved. You can take control of your future and contribute so much to the lives of others.  Be your own boss. Work with full confidence, passion, freedom, and a sense of purpose that comes from helping people live their best lives.
    That's why in this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast, I’m sharing how to turn your passion into profit by following these 5 proven strategies.
    What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
    The biggest mistakes in trying to turn your passion into a profit.Ask yourself these important questions so you can accurately assess your life and map out your purpose and passion.Knowing your values is one of the key turning points. With clear values, you’ll be able to set better boundaries in your life.Having accountability will help you because what you’ve created needs to have expansion (and supportive people) behind it.The #1 thing that takes us away from profitability.Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.

    Thank you for listening!

    Find the show notes at:
    Read the transcript for this episode at: 
    Send Dr. Omolara a voice message at the link below, whether you have a question about funding a mission-driven health practice or a response to this episode. Maybe she'll answer your question on air!
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    • 48 min
    Episode 131: Creating Your Life Mission (REWIND Episode 66)

    Episode 131: Creating Your Life Mission (REWIND Episode 66)

    Going through life without a mission can have serious ramifications on your health and wellbeing. That’s why episode 66 of the Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood Podcast is about creating your life and business mission! 
    In this episode of the Melanin & MedicinePodcast, I’m sharing the importance of crafting your mission and ways you can identify your life mission for yourself.
    Looking for guidance? Or, do you just need a dose of accountability in your life, career or entrepreneurial journey? Complete an Intake Form and get personalized feedback from me that will help you head down the road to growth that will start you living your most fulfilled life.

    What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
    How do we get to our mission and how do we identify that for ourselves?Your mission isn’t literally something that comes out of thin air. It’s something you’ve done or have been doing, and you are missing it.So often we sit in our zone of excellence because we are good at something but we don’t feel satisfied with that work. We need to make sure we are creating a life that adds value to us.4 Questions you need to ask yourself to determine if you are on the right path toward your life missionBe sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:

    Head on over to melaninandmedicine.co to take a look and tap into all of our resources.




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    • 49 min
    Episode 130: Five Power Moves You Should Be Doing at Your Current Job for A Successful Transition (REWIND Episode 52)

    Episode 130: Five Power Moves You Should Be Doing at Your Current Job for A Successful Transition (REWIND Episode 52)

    Sometimes it's difficult to shift and approach what we have to leave behind to get to our next level. It's important that you are making sure that you're advocating for where you're supposed to be, whether that be in your current workplace or moving out of that workplace to another or your own healthcare entity and business. There's power in movement, but there's also power in staying where you are and leveraging where you're at for maximum success. To where you want to be.  To access that power, you need to plant yourself so you  have the soil, the sun, all of the specific things that you need to grow.
     
    By the way, our Passion to Profit Masterclass is this upcoming weekend. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.

    Things you'll learn from this episode:
    Using social media platforms to share your accomplishments as a power move that you can leverageRecognizing who needs to be in the support system for where you want to beRealize the areas of our lives that have not been cultivated that have been our blind spots and we figure out how to strengthen those Doing our due diligence to make sure that we are in the space that will literally push us to successIn this week's episode I share how a stressful situation affirmed my transition out of academia but also made me recognize the five things Black women in medicine & academia must be doing beforehand to ensure our success, whether you are transitioning to a different position at your job or transition out of your job.


    Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in medicine and academia to find their purpose and achieve their vision.

    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!


    CONNECT WITH DR. OMOLARA UWEMEDIMO MD, MPH:
    Tap into all of our resources at Melanin & Medicine HERE



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    • 41 min
    Episode 129: Staying Confident and Motivated in our Careers as Black Women in Medicine (REWIND- Episode 86)

    Episode 129: Staying Confident and Motivated in our Careers as Black Women in Medicine (REWIND- Episode 86)

    We find ourselves “doing” so often that we don’t take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come. That’s why this episode of the Melanin & Medicine Podcast is about reflecting to stay motivated! 
    As Black women, we often limit our dreams, our impact, our wealth & even our legacy by not owning our power & maximizing it.
    Knowing whether you are fully owning your power is essential for helping you learn how you can tap into more power to live the life you deserve. When you reach out to me via our Support Request Form, you'll receive personalized feedback from to help guide you in your purpose, prioritizing your goals and designing a sustainable plan to make it all happen.
    We'll be hosting our Passion to Profit Masterclass soon. In this transformational workshop we'll be sharing the 5 shifts that women of color in healthcare must make in order to grow businesses that create impact and income (even if you're still working a full-time job)! If you have you have a desire to launch and grow your own business for social impact and health justice, you won't want to miss out. Reserve your seat here.
    This week, I’m sharing the importance of reflecting back on how far you’ve come in order to stay motivated and driven going forward.
    What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
    Reflecting on the change that has occurred in your life over the past 12 months. Looking internally to notice change and drive our motivation when we might not be able to see it on the outside. How I have learned to create a vision of internal growth and start to recognize the fruits of my labor. Recognizing that the person you bring to the world in yourself is more valuable than what you bring to the world. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black women in healthcare to find their purpose and achieve their vision.
     And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

    LINKS MENTIONED DURING THE EPISODE:
    Get professional or personal support from Melanin & Medicine by completing an intake  at https://bit.ly/mmintakeformJoin us for our FREE masterclass on Saturday, April 30th at 12 PM EST. Register to grow your early or mid-stage healthcare social enterprise at https://melaninandmedicine.co/masterclassLearn more about Melanin & Medicine and Dr. Omolara at melaninandmedicine.co and tap into all of our resources.

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

ckeenanpac ,

Just what I was looking for!

As a woman in healthcare who wanted to do the right thing and didn’t want to lose my soul to the corporate medicine model that has even infiltrated those organizations that meant to serve the underserved, this podcast has given me hope! I don’t have to choose between my call to serve and supporting my family! Medicine can have a heart and still be funded! Dr. Omolara is amazing! Her down to earth and authentic delivery of great information makes you feel like you are chatting with a good friend and mentor.

UcheAda ,

Great podcast! Can be life-changing!

An Important podcast with a critical message. Listen to become inspired, listen to learn more about yourself and listen to find out how to move to the next level of your personal and professional life!

HISANGBAT ,

Brilliant and Beautiful

Dr. Omalara is a brilliant and compassionate physician who really cares about her audience and the women she serves. Her authenticity shines through and I’m inspired by her boldness and no nonsense approaches. I’m grateful for this podcast.

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