The second episode of the UMHS podcast, Dextrocardia, hosted by second-year UMHS medical student Nihal Satyadev, debuts Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This will be the first installment in a sub-series featuring discussions with Caribbean medical students that are also Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists.
In this episode, Nihal interviews Nahu Dimitri, a first-year medical student at UMHS. Nahu shares his experiences as an activist in the Black Lives Matter movement in Virginia and speaks to the opportunities that medical school students have to address racial disparities in healthcare.
(Inset, right): UMHS student Nahu Dimitri. Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Dimitri.
As an MS1, Nahu was a member of the UMHS Student Government Association and played an active role in the Brainstorms Case Competition. Prior to medical school, Mr. Dimitri received his B.S. from Virginia Tech and worked as a scribe in both emergency department and outpatient cardiac practices in Virginia.
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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