The Black And White Of Medical Education, And Kansas City Election Results

Aug 9, 2017

In his book, 'Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflection on Race and Medicine,' Dr. Damon Tweedy explores the implications of being black in a country where blacks are more likely to be affected by a raft of ailments, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
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Everyone shares the same biology, but that doesn't mean we all enjoy the same access to unprejudiced medical training, health care or advice. Today, we speak with Dr. Damon Tweedy about being a Black Man in a White Coat in a country where being African-American can be bad for your health. Then, we get a quick recap of results from Tuesday's election in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Damon Tweedy will present 'Race and Medical Education: Narrative Reflections of a Black Doctor' at St. Joseph Medical Center at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. Visit for more information.