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A Black Physician’s Analysis Of The Legacy Of Racism In Medicine

Science Friday

12-02-2024 • 18 mins

Uché Blackstock always knew she wanted to be a doctor. Her mother was a physician at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Uché and her twin sister, Oni, would often visit their mother at work, watching her take care of patients. And they loved to play with their mother’s doctor’s bag.

The sisters went on to become the first Black mother-daughter legacy students to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

SciFri producer Kathleen Davis talks with Dr. Uché Blackstock, emergency physician and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, about her new memoir, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine.

Read an excerpt from Legacy at sciencefriday.com.

Transcripts for each segment will be available after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.

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