A podcast focusing on shifting the way we think and talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the medical field. The title, The DEI Shift, uses a common acronym DEI (standing for diversity, equity, and inclusion) as a play on the idea of a “day shift”, the time in the hospital when the daytime teams come in, bring fresh perspectives to the issues that arose overnight, and progress patient care forward. This podcast is aimed at: 1) bringing new perspectives and a more inclusive approach to the discussions of diversity issues in healthcare, 2) shifting us away from avoidance, fatigue, and negative connotations that have become attached to these topics, and 3) transitioning these discussions from mere classroom didactics into relevant, day-to-day, organic conversation and application.
Physicians as Patients: Disability in Medicine
Clinicians are often referred to as heroes for the long hours we work and the life saving work that we do. However, this idea of the "invincible" doctor often does a disservice to our profession and patients by creating the idea that disease and illness...
Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Healthcare
Episode Description: Religious and spiritual diversity is not always welcomed, or even tolerated, in healthcare. In our talk with Chaplain Ermanno Willis, we learn how vital it is to include a patient's spiritual beliefs into their care, and how to go...
Anti-Racism in Healthcare Education
Anti-racism has become a hot topic, but also a needlessly confusing and even taboo one. Dr. Kozman and Dr. Gaines hear from internist Dr. Ryan Mire about what anti-racism means in healthcare education and how to bring about needed change in our learning...
A Native Narrative: Caring for American Indian/Alaskan Native Patients
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. We invited Dr. Dan Calac, Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Council located in North County, San Diego, on the show to discuss health care of American Indian/Alaska Native peoples in...
The Minority Tax
In this episode, we discuss the minority tax and the negative effects it can have on our wellbeing. Our guest, Evolve Benton, shares with us their insights on this topic and provides us with tips that we can use in order to overcome this tax so that we...
Season 2 Trailer!
We are so excited to be back for season 2!! Cohosts Dr. Kozman and Dr. Jaeel recap the last season and preview what's coming up for season 2.
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A breath of fresh air
Highly recommend this podcast as it’s very informative, insightful, & inspirational. These are much needed & helpful discussions in today’s day & age.
A “must hear!”
This podcast is honest, relevant, important listening for everyone in medicine dedicated to health equity and tearing down bias! Thanks to the amazing creators and hosts for putting it together!!
Thoughtfully done and thought provoking. Highly recommend!