41 minutes | Jun 25th 2020

#11 Stolen Identity: Black Sniper, Black Doctor; From Dead Child to Gun Store; Africa Saved Me

Today, we’re covering the theme Stolen Identity. Because right now, more than ever, with racism on our minds and protests across the country, identity is all about who we are as a country and as healers. Because in medicine, we interact with all walks of life – all types of ethnicities, of race, of socioeconomic classes. We see cops and prisoners. We see black and white and every color in between. We see rich, we see poor. And in a way, our patients reflect back parts of ourselves, of our own identities. Chapter One, Black Sniper, Black Doctor: (2:30) A physician’s collision course with racism and gun violence. Story by Brian Williams, MD. Chapter Two, I Had to Move to Africa to Find My Place in Medicine:(15:37) How one doctor disappointed her parents at first but grew into her whole life. Story by Meena Srivastava, DO, MPH. Chapter Three, From Another Dead Child to Gun Store: (30:05) A high-achieving doctor considers taking his life. Story by Adam B. Hill, MD. Episode produced by Shannon Firth Hosted by Amy Ho, MD Sound engineering by Greg Laub Theme music by Palomar