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Black Men in White Coats podcast is dedicated to telling the stories of black male clinicians. Our goal is to inspire others to pursue careers in healthcare, and to promote a positive narrative for black men overall. By allowing black male clinicians to tell their stories, we aim to touch minds and touch hearts. *Hosted and founded by Dale Okorodudu, MD.
 
IN OUR RIGHT MINDS™ by Dale AllenA Celebration of Women, the Sacred Feminine and the Right BrainPreview VideoDescribed as a “Cape Canaveral lift-off,” In Our Right Minds has been igniting audiences around the country with a dynamic message that guides women to their strength as leaders and men to strength without armor. In a fun, multimedia performance featuring myth, history, characters, comedy, original songs, art and artifacts, Dale Allen takes us on an exploration of the Goddess archetyp ...
 
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Meet student Dr. Folarin Adeyemi. A 2.5 GPA isn't stopping him from achieving his dreams! This is definitely one of my favorite episodes...(I say that a lot..but for real for real). I love the jovial tone he brings not only to this podcast, but to the field of medicine. Student Dr. Adeyemi is walking his own path and destined for success. He's had …
 
Have you ever heard of anyone getting 142 rejections from med school? Well now you have. Allow me to introduce you to this wonderful doc, Dr. Italo Brown. This is definitely one of my favorite episodes on this podcast. After listening to his story, you might never want to quit anything for the rest of your life. It's a journey of persistence hustle…
 
Meet Dr. Russell Ledet. He's a med student AND a doctor. This amazing doc came from the hood and had a tough upbringing...BUT he didn't let that stop him from achieving success. Perhaps most amazing, he has two undergrad degrees, a masters, PhD, and is about to complete his med school..ALL FOR FREE! Take notes on this episode! IMPORTANT LINKS CLICK…
 
Most premeds hope to get accepted into just one medical school. Student Dr. Ben Simmons went to medical school twice!!! Say What???? I love his story because it shows how we grow along our journey. Student Dr. Simmons admits to not getting a few things right the first go around, however he worked hard and figured it out! Now he's on his way to fulf…
 
Meet Dr. Jon Menachem, a white doctor who wants the best for all! After the murder of George Floyd, Dr. Menachem called me with a strategy to help increase mentorship for black men pursuing medical careers. He wasn't just talking, he actually had a plan that could be put in action. He and I go way back to our residency years at Duke where we cared …
 
"Who's more influential...the doctor or the barber?"....." DEFINITELY THE BARBER!" This is the answered of Dr. Stephen Noble. This episode, he joins us to discuss the impact barbershops and salons have on the black community. Dr. Noble addresses a key question, can the barbershop help to reduce healthcare disparities? IMPORTANT LINKS CLICK HERE TO …
 
Have you ever felt invisible? Dr. Julius Wilder has...and at times STILL does. It's amazing to think that a brilliant MD. PhD like this doc could feel that way. When I stop and think about it...I've felt that way too. Dr. Wilder is a Transplant Hepatologist who takes pride in serving his community. As you'll hear in this episode, one thing he point…
 
Meet Dr. Eddie Hackler III, a cardiologist in the making! This episode is packed with GOLD! Having served as Mr. Meharry, a Historically Black College and University, Dr. Hackler excelled and found his comfort zone. Leaving this HBCU, Dr. Hackler says he had a "culture shock", one which he had to readjust to. Nonetheless, he stepped up and again be…
 
Everybody deserves a second chance. Meet Student Dr. John White! He has an absolutely amazing testimony that shows you never to count anyone out. Student Dr. White was raised in challenging circumstances and got caught up in a few bad situations leading to some bad choices. BUT with the powerful LOVE of his grandmother and others, he straightened u…
 
COVID-19 is running rampant. Initially, I didn't want to use this podcast as a medical platform but enough people have inquired and suggested we put out a brief update. As my buddy Dr. Caldwell said regarding COVID-19...THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! It's VERY important that we understand the very basics of what is going on with COVID and our efforts to ad…
 
Dr. Demetrius Washington is really one of the VERY few black people in his field. He is a Veterinarian specializing in ophthalmology. Growing up, he never had it easy and had to overcome some real challenges. When people told him that he couldn't achieve his dream, he didn't let that stop him. He knew what he wanted, and went after it with all of h…
 
Meet Dr. Ray Wurapa, orthopedic surgeon and co-owner of TruColourBandages.com. I absolutely LOVE this episode. Dr. Wurapa has an amazing approach to life; one that is refreshingly positive. As an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, he could be boastful and arrogant, but rather he is humble and kind. This comes across in a genuine manner throughout his…
 
We’re never too old to be parented. All of us have some sort of parent figure in or life. Taking a moment to contact your parents and say thank you is important. It is a humbling experience and reminds us that we’re never too old for parental wisdom! #MaximizeMonday CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! Premeds, Medical Students, and D…
 
One of the most powerful things you can do for yourself, is to make someone else's day better. Each day, we get to choose how we make others feel. Adding positivity to the world is good for everyone including YOU! Many people fail to realize how brightening someone else's day can improve theirs too. My challenge to you today is to compliment someon…
 
Meet Dr. Uzondu Osuagwu. As a trained Anesthesiologist, he now specializes in Pain Management. There are quite a few gems to take away from this episode, but the one that stands out to me the most is his belief in perseverance. There's no quit in this doctor and that's the message he shares with you. Get my children’s book Doc 2 Doc HERE. CLICK HER…
 
The starting point to success is having mental clarity. We all get distracted from the billions of things in our day to day lives. These distractions cause a haziness in our minds. To become successful, you must have clarity of thought. You have to know what your gifts are, what your message to the world is, and how to get it out there to serve oth…
 
The most productive people in the world know how to connect with others. John Maxwell says, "everyone communicates, few people connect." My challenge to you this week is to increase your productivity by learning how to intentionally connect with others. Make a new friend today. #MaximizeMonday CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! Prem…
 
Introducing Dr. Dale's RISE UP! Podcast with Derrich Phillips. We launched this podcast in response to those individuals who frequently approach us for guidance in a variety of topics. The RISE UP! podcast will teach listeners how to increase productivity and develop a success mindset. In this first episode, Dr. Dale and Derrich focus on the import…
 
Getting your thoughts down on paper is one of the best ways to bring ideas to fruition. It's also an excellent method to manage your emotions and stress. Maximize your Mondays by journaling. Get that pen to the paper and empty your mind on it. You'll see how those thoughts materialize. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! Premeds, Med…
 
Meet my mentee, student doctor Aaron Dotson. This ladies and gentlemen is an amazing episode! You'll definitely want to listed to it all! If you saw me on the Today Show, Aaron is the student who was with me. Great guy who will be an awesome medical doctor in a few short months. Aaron has had some ups and downs in life but continues to overcome eac…
 
Ever wonder where the term "mentor" comes from? #MaximizeMonday by getting a real mentor. The easiest way to figure out how to do something is for someone who has done it to show you. Mentors can make or break you. The most successful people in the world tend to have great mentors that helped them get there. The mistake that most people make is not…
 
Meet Student Doctor Brian Fowler. This young man is amazing. He didn't meet a black doctor until is 20s and had never even considered the career. Now he's in medical school. I've known Student Dr. Fowler for a few years now and am extremely impressed with his grit. The take home message from this episode is that there are no excuses not to achieve …
 
Happy Monday family. This week's #MaximizeMonday rule is to START A NEW BOOK! Check it out. Reading is a game changer. It's the great equalizer. Some of the smartest and most successful people to walk the earth have written down all their secrets for us to read. They tell us how they were able to do these great things. Yet, for some reason, so many…
 
Meet Dr. Ike Onyedika. He's a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who loves working with kids. This doctor chose the right field. As he puts it, he could, "never get angry about coming in at night to help kids." Dr. Onyedika also has a unique appreciation for community. Throughout this episode, you'll hear him referring to concepts emphasizing the importa…
 
Happy Monday family. This week's #MaximizeMonday focus is to go beast mode. Go all in! Check it out. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! Premeds, Medical Students, and Doctors, Join Diverse Medicine Recruitment Center at www.DiverseMedicine.com! We’re Bringing Diversity to Medicine! If you’re a black male clinician with a great journ…
 
Meet Student Doctor Foreman. This is one excellent guy! I've had the honor of getting to know him a little when he shadowed me in the hospital. I love a lot of things about this episode, but what stands out most is Justin's humility. He comes across as a very humble young man with tons of wisdom to share. These are the type of role models with want…
 
Hey family. I'm launching a new series to get you pumped and motivated for Mondays! Each Monday, I'll be sharing a quick piece of wisdom that I used in my life to maximize my impact on the world. This week kicks it off and I'm asking you all to accept your greatness. Check it out! CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON ITUNES! Premeds, Medical …
 
Dr. Robert Amajoyi is more than a doctor, he's a man of vision. As a colorectal surgeon, he doesn't limit his life's possibilities to the operating room. This man aims to excel at life. Among the reasons I love this episode is his passion for personal development. As an individual who spends a lot of time studying how to get the most out of life, i…
 
Meet Student Dr. Darnell Gordon. He has the heart of a servant. Student Dr. Gordon is a 3rd year medical students who strives to help others at every possible opportunity. One of the things I love about this episode is his clarity in describing the things that made him want to be a great doctor. This started at home with a family that modeled kindn…
 
Eric Poole has the gift of encouragement. His journey to medical school has not been an easy one, but you'd never know that from the excitement in his voice. Through his ups and downs, Student Doctor Poole has kept the faith and remained persistent. As he shares with us in this episode, he didn't make a straight A's in his sciences classes, he actu…
 
Student Dr. Yomi Adeyemi is on his way to greatness. This innovative young man has had quite the journey to get where he is today. Through it all, he kept a positive attitude and didn't quit. What impresses me most about Student Dr. Adeyemi is his drive and discipline. In high school his coach gave him a special recognition for never missing a day …
 
Meet Dr. B.K. Edmond, a cardiac anesthesiologist on a mission to get more black male doctors. This is a GREAT episode. Listen to it twice. Dr. Edmond and I chat via phone every so often and his enthusiasm never ceases to excite me. This doc is on fire for the mission. In this episode, he drops gems of wisdom about what it takes to be successful. Mo…
 
Dr. Early Stewart is a true servant. As a Meharry Medical College graduate, he practices the motto, "Worship of God Through Service of Mankind." He has a story of gratefulness and eagerness. There aren't too many doctors out there who approach medicine with the heart that he does. Beyond that, he truly desires to give back by mentoring those who dr…
 
Dr. Emmanuel Chandler is a Pediatric & Adolescent Physician. Along his journey, he has appreciated the power of having a strong network and being intentional. My favorite portion of his episode is when he discusses how he and his family strategized for his success from an early age. Also, his general theme is not giving up and relying on his networ…
 
Dr, Victor Simms is the 11th out of 13 children! Yes, you read that right, 11th out of 13! He has had quite the journey to becoming the chief of Internal Medicine at his current institution. Growing up in a rough area gave him a mental fortitude for success and he has capitalized on that! Even with his great successes and overcoming the odds, Dr. S…
 
Meet Dr. Asante Dickson, Chairman of the Radiology at Washington Adventist Hospital. He's a true New Yorker who was raised in a hip hop culture. Dr. Dickson is well accomplished on many levels and drops knowledge throughout this entire podcast episode. Perhaps most impressive is how he breaks down the impact of hip hop culture on his journey throug…
 
Meet student doctor Niyi Soetan. Have you ever wanted to get into the mind of a medical student? in this episode Niyi does an excellent job of displaying the thoughts he had along the journey to medical school! He makes you feel like you're right there with him. From microagressions to feeling isolated as a child, Student Doctor Soetan shares it al…
 
Meet James Stewart, a soon to be general surgeon. When he was around three years of age, he'd run around the house saying "I'm going to be a docor" (he couldn't make the 't' sound yet). Now that dream is coming to fruition. In this episode, future Dr. Stewart details his journey to becoming a doctor. He shares stories of doubt, hard work, and succe…
 
If you want to meet an impressive guy then you want to meet Showly Nicholson. This medical student has his act together. Showly is currently in med school at Harvard and prior to that did his undergraduate education at Harvard as well. Growing up, basketball was his passion and he was determined of going the NBA. That didn't happen, but I think we'…
 
Dr. Maurice Sholas does it all! I like to call him the Renaissance Doc! He is a doctor, businessman, speaker, etc. etc. etc. In his own words, he is a "chief medical expert." In this episode, you'll hear tons of jewels for success! A good ol' boy with southern Louisiana roots, Dr. Sholas has traveled widely and been exposed to a variety of cultures…
 
Dr. Clarence Lee Jr. is a physician, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. He is the author of the books "Persist" and "Well My Mom Says". Dr. Lee's journey has definitely been an interesting one. From living in rough areas to being a flight surgeon in the military, he's seen overcome a great many obstacles. You're in for a real treat on this epi…
 
Meet Dr. Jason Campbell, an anesthesiology resident who as he puts it, "ended up where he is supposed to be." Dr. Campbell had many bumps along his journey in medicine, some of which made him think his dream would never come to fruition. But with perseverance, it did! Check out his journey to medicine! Connect with Dr. Campbell on Instagram @jc_of_…
 
Meet future Dr. Sean Brown. He is the only black male medical student in his class. You heard that right, the only one! But that's not stopping. As a matter of fact, he has overcome so much that that may be the least of his battles. Check out his journey to medicine! Registration for the Black Men In White Coats Summit is now open. Learn more at ww…
 
Meet Dr. Darrell Gray, II, a gastroenterologist with a heart to help the next generation. Dr. Gray has an awesome story of perseverance based in faith. He had many ups and downs along his journey to medicine but through it all, one verse remained with him "for I know the plans I have for you!" Keep up with Dr. Gray on Twitter: @DMGrayMD Registratio…
 
Dr. Brian Williams is the host of the popular podcast Race, Violence, & Medicine. Many of you may know him as the doctor who cared for many victims in the Dallas Police Shooting, however there's so much more to him than that. Dr. Williams is a trauma surgeon who left a career in the military to pursue a career in medicine. In this episode, he walks…
 
Dr. Brian Dixon's has come a long way. Growing up poor allowed him to gain perspective on what a great doctor should be. He now desires to become the doctor that he always dreamed of being. In this episode, you'll learn how Dr. Dixon refused to let his circumstances shape limit his opportunities. He is now a successful physician, author, and busine…
 
Dr. Nii Darko (or the podcast boss as I like to call him) needs no introduction. He is the host of the top ranked podcast, Docs Outside The Box (http://www.docsotb.com/). Dr. Darko came up from the projects to become a high respected surgeon and businessman. In this episode of Black Men In White Coats, he shares his journey and the explains how his…
 
Many of you may know Dr. Adeleke Adesina as one of the greatest test prep teachers around. Yes, he is the founder of FTP Lectures, but did you know his struggle to get to where he is today? He was told no multiple times but continued to fight for what he wanted. Dr. Adesina crossed the ocean and once he got here, refused to accept anything other th…
 
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