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MelaninWhiteCoats Podcast

Welcome to MelaninWhiteCoats Podcast where we entertain and enlighten you on topics relating to society, medicine and culture. We explore the world of everything FOR US, BY US and REPRESENTED BY US. This podcast explores in what ways we can elevate ourselves as individuals and in our communities so that we can achieve universal liberation from the systems in place that attempt to restrict us. Tune in with us as we continuously challenge the status quo and emerge from the ashes as curator, innovators and creatives of the world we want to see and BE!

Apr 13, 2023

On this episode, we have Dr Franklyn Rocha Cabrero speak on his experience advocating for residents under CIR or Committees of Interns and Residents. CIR is the largest housestaff organization in the country which represents 24,000 residents around the country.  We talk about how he received backlash from speaking up against some of the unforunate challenges residents face at his program in Miami and also on the national level. Not only that but most important we lean into how to  protect yourself when you put yourself out there and how backlash can be a detterent to your success as a future physician. Such backlash can come in many different ways. We learn why advocacy continues to be an important aspect in making residency less dehumanizing and more supportive of individual's experience. What are resident unions and why they are making a significant push? Learn that and more on this episode! 


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