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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Sep 14, 2023

This episode is sponsored by Charm Economics

In PT2 with Dr. Kanika Sims, Dr. Block discusses the urgent need for systemic changes in medical education, focusing on addressing biases in curriculum and medical practices. They emphasize the impact of unconscious bias in healthcare and share personal experiences of navigating diverse spaces. Dr. Kanika Sims highlights the importance of acknowledging biases and actively seeking opportunities to connect with people from different backgrounds.

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[00:02:00] Macro-Level Changes

[00:03:00] Examining Biases in Medical School Curriculum 

[00:05:00] Reducing Bias in Medical Calculators

[00:07:00] The Role of Built Environment in Health Disparities: 

[00:13:00] The Challenge of Unconscious Bias

[00:17:00] Immersing in Diverse Communities

[00:23:00] Personal Experiences in Diverse Spaces

About Dr. Kanika Sims:

Kanika M. Sims, MD, MPH is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine with additional Residency training in Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics. She is an Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine, a best-selling author, and dynamic speaker. Dr. Kanika is dedicated to promoting health and well-being in the workplace and for individual clients.

Through her consulting, corporate training, and speaking, she works tirelessly to re-imagine health and simplify what it means to be healthy, thus ensuring well-being for all.

Learn more about Dr. Sims on her website

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