The fourth episode of the UMHS podcast, Dextrocardia, hosted by second-year UMHS medical student Nihal Satyadev, debuts Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Caribbean medical school student and Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist Felix Toussaint is interviewed. This is the second installment in a sub-series featuring discussions with Caribbean medical students who are also BLM advocates.
In this episode, Mr. Satyadev interviews Mr. Toussaint about his experiences as an activist in the BLM movement and discusses the opportunities that medical school students have to address racial disparities in healthcare.
Mr. Toussaint is a New Jersey native currently studying at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). As an MS1, he is involved in student government, the student-led wellness committee, Student Judiciary Committee, and works as an anatomy TA. Before starting medical school, he received a dual degree in Biology and Chemistry with a concentration in premedical sciences from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). While at AUM, he began doing research in microbiology.
Dextrocardia features interviews with fellow medical students, medical school faculty, and medical practitioners on everything from how to succeed in medical school, to fighting racial inequality in medicine and how medical students are working in the BLM movement.
Episodes are released every other Tuesday. Dextrocardia is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Podbean.
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(Top photo): Felix Toussaint, interviewed on Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 4. Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Toussaint.
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Scott is Director of Digital Content & Alumni Communications Liaison at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.