164 episodes

Our Why
Less than 6% of Physicians in the United States identify as Black. As Black pre-health professions students, medical students, residents and attending physicians and healthcare workers, we can struggle to find our sense of community. Feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy or even imposter syndrome may begin to creep in.
As Black Physicians (and future Physicians and healthcare workers) we experience many of the same failures, victories and challenges. 
The Black Doctors Podcast  
...provides representation, advice and a community for underrepresented minorities pursuing healthcare related careers. Weekly conversations with Black Medical Students, Residents and Physicians brings the supportive, enriching vibes of Howard, Meharry and Morehouse directly to your eardrums. 
Join our community. Join the conversation. Join The Black Doctors Podcast.
...because representation matters
Instagram: @TheBlackDoctorsPodcast
Twitter: @StevenBradleyMD
www.TheBlackDoctorsPodcast.com 
Founder/Creator: Steven Bradley, MD 
Creative Director: Nate Jones, MD

The Black Doctors Podcast Steven Bradley MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

Our Why
Less than 6% of Physicians in the United States identify as Black. As Black pre-health professions students, medical students, residents and attending physicians and healthcare workers, we can struggle to find our sense of community. Feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy or even imposter syndrome may begin to creep in.
As Black Physicians (and future Physicians and healthcare workers) we experience many of the same failures, victories and challenges. 
The Black Doctors Podcast  
...provides representation, advice and a community for underrepresented minorities pursuing healthcare related careers. Weekly conversations with Black Medical Students, Residents and Physicians brings the supportive, enriching vibes of Howard, Meharry and Morehouse directly to your eardrums. 
Join our community. Join the conversation. Join The Black Doctors Podcast.
...because representation matters
Instagram: @TheBlackDoctorsPodcast
Twitter: @StevenBradleyMD
www.TheBlackDoctorsPodcast.com 
Founder/Creator: Steven Bradley, MD 
Creative Director: Nate Jones, MD

    Lessons on Transitioning: From Pre-Med to Attending

    Lessons on Transitioning: From Pre-Med to Attending

    Lessons on Transitioning: From Pre-Med to Attending
    As we start to wrap up Season 6, we wanted to re-cap the conversation that launched this season. Back in June we featured an incredible panel with Emergency Physician Italo Brown, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Nate Jones, Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Kayana Ward, and our host, Anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Bradley. 

    They discussed their pathways from pre-med to medical school, residency, fellowship and life as attendings. We share this episode in it's full-length format for your listening pleasure. 

    We are still accepting applications for sponsors for our next season. Additionally, please forward any guests you might want to hear from or see on the show!

    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Jehovah's Witness Patients

    Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Jehovah's Witness Patients

    Ethical Dilemmas in Caring for Jehovah's Witness Patients
    It's time for another chat about medical ethics. Some of the most frequently asked questions about medical ethics involve careing for patients that practice the Jehovah's Witness faith. 

    This week our host, Dr. Steven Bradley does a deep dive into some of the ethical dilemmas that physicians and healthcare providers may face with this patient population. We start at the very beginning to provide insight into the religious beliefs of this organization. Hopefully this conversation answers questions you didn't even know you had!

    What happens if you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness patient?
    Can you transfuse a child without their parent's consent?
    Is it ethical to perform cardiac surgery on a Jehovah's Witness? What about a heart transplant?
    How do you refer to these patients? JW? Jehovah's Witness? 


    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

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    • 35 min
    Professionalism, Respectability Politics and the Match

    Professionalism, Respectability Politics and the Match

    Professionalism, Respectability Politics and the Match
    This week, our host Dr. Steven Bradley is joined by co-host Dr. Nate Jones and they discuss several hot-button, current events issues affecting the medical community and Black culture.

    We continue last week's conversation by discussion professionalism, respectability politics and the match. We share our experiences with professionalism and how it can be weaponized. We also chat about respectability politics and how we must recognize the "priviledge" they provide so we can continue to advocate for our patients to as best we can. We tie everything together by discussing how these concepts can affect people at various stages of their medical careers, especially those applying to residency. 

    How can professionalism be weaponized?
    How do you recognize and avoid respectability politics?
    What can those involved in medical education do to create a welcoming environment for underrepresented students? 


    We hope you enjoy today's episode!

    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

    Leave a voice memo that we can include in a future episode: Pass The Mic

    • 35 min
    The Fall of MedTwitter? | Current Events and Hot Topics

    The Fall of MedTwitter? | Current Events and Hot Topics

    The Fall of MedTwitter? | Current Events and Hot Topics
    This week, our host Dr. Steven Bradley is joined by co-host Dr. Nate Jones and they discuss several hot-button, current events issues affecting the medical community and Black culture.

    In this episode they discuss RSV that is plaguing hospitals across the country, they discuss the release of the newest Black Panther movie and finally, they chat about the changes coming to Twitter!

    This episode ends just before they launch a discussion on respectability politics and professionalism. Tune in next week to hear more.

    What do you know about RSV?
    How will the 'new' twitter affect the medtwitter community and it's subgroups 


    We hope you enjoy today's episode! 

    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

    Leave a voice memo that we can include in a future episode: Pass The Mic

    • 35 min
    Building a Boutique Career in Medicine with Dr. Michael Knight

    Building a Boutique Career in Medicine with Dr. Michael Knight

    Building a Boutique Career in Medicine w/ Dr. Michael Knight
    This week we are digging through the archives. There are soo many excellent episodes from early on in the show. (We are over 150 episodes in, so it's definitely time to bring back some favorites.) We featured Dr. Michael Knight back in Season 4 of The Black Doctors Podcast, and his episode has accrued almost 2,000 downloads!! By far one of our most-listened to, most appreciated episodes.

    We have re-mixed it and enhanced the audio for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Dr. Knight:

    Talks about his practice in Obesity Medicine and Patient Safety
    Talks about the impact the SNMA and NMA have had on his career
    Share's his experiences at Oakwood University, a SDA HBCU


    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

    Leave a voice memo that we can include in a future episode: Pass The Mic

    • 43 min
    The Intersection of Medical Ethics and Health Equity

    The Intersection of Medical Ethics and Health Equity

    The Intersection of Medical Ethics and Health Equity
    This week Dr. Steven Bradley chats about his passion a specialized training in Clinical Medical Ethics. This field works to examine how and why complex decisions are made. 

    Have you ever had to make difficult clinical decisions?
    Have you ever struggled to do what is right regarding end-of-life care or other ethical dilemmas?
    Are you interested in learning more about how to make challenging ethical decisions, then this episode is for you!


    Our host shares his experiences from his fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics. He also talks about his experiences working on a hospital ethics committee while on active duty in the US Navy.

    You asked and we delivered: The Black Doctors Podcast Swag is now available? Click HERE to order.
    **Interested in starting a podcast? Check out Riverside for your remote recording needs: RIVERSIDE.FM

    Are you a medical student or resident that wants to ace your boards or in-training exams? Check out TrueLearn . Use the discount code "BDPODCAST" to rece ive $25 off.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen.

    In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

    Leave a voice memo that we can include in a future episode: Pass The Mic

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

GrowthDividendz ,

Great podcast

Look forward to new episodes every week. As a pre-medical student I enjoy hearing the medical students, residents, and attendings journey to where they are and their plans for the future.

DrDBurgess ,

One Of A Kind Host!!!5⭐️

This podcast is a must listen for patients and providers in the medical field. Dr Bradley covers topics necessary to help bridge the health disparities in our country. This show allows potential healthcare professionals to get an inside peek into what their lives could be. Highly recommend!

privacySteven ,

Just listened to the episode about military malpractice

Continue to investigate medical malpractice within the military. Many of us are suffering injuries that are not included in our medical records. Medical negligence is rampant in the military- military doctors make rank by manipulating the numbers and taking care of issues “in house”, aka avoiding sending service members to qualified professionals.

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