Our guest for this episode is Aisha Suara, a fourth year medical student at Vanderbilt Medical School, fellow A2O team member, and Habeeb's younger sister; listen to her talk about her journey to medicine, and what health equity and primary care mean to her. Habeeb & Aisha also trade embarrassing stories from growing up and going to school together; you don't want to miss it!
Interview: IntroductionWho is Aisha Suara?How did you get to where you are sitting right now?Upbringing (Ethnic Background, Values, Influences/Role Models, etc.)High School (Challenges, Formative Experiences, etc.)College/Pre-Med (Motivations for pursuing medical school, challenges, etc.)Medical SchoolInterview Topic #1: The Health Equity LensWhat does health equity mean to you?How do you think your upbringing in rural Tennessee impacted your view of health equity and your goals as a physician?Interview Topic #2: Primary Care: Med-Peds vs. Family MedicineHow did you choose med-peds as your medical specialty? How would you compare/contrast med-peds to family medicine? What about med-peds you to choose it as your way of providing primary care to patients instead of family medicine?What do you think about the perception of primary care as “easy” or “boring”?How do you plan to embody the principles of health equity into your career as a PCP?ConclusionWhere do you see yourself in 10 years? Where can we find you?Where can we follow you?