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Ep 46: Representation in Medicine: Removing the Code-Switch, with Kimberly Manning, M.D., Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

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Ep 46: Representation in Medicine: Removing the Code-Switch, with Kimberly Manning, M.D., Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

In this episode, we sit down with Kimberly Manning, the Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. The…
September 15, 2021

Ep 46: Representation in Medicine: Removing the Code-Switch, with Kimberly Manning, M.D., Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

Meet Dr. Manning:

Dr. Kimberly Manning is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She teaches pre-clinical medical students and trains medical residents, primarily at Grady Memorial Hospital. An avid writer, her essays have been published in prestigious journals including Journal of the American Medical Association. Her blog, “Reflections of a Grady Doctor,” was named in 2010 by ‘O’ The Oprah Magazine as one of “four top medical blogs you should read.” 

In This Episode:

Dr. Kimberly Manning shares her journey in medicine and writing. She speaks to her experience as a black woman in medicine and the mental exhaustion caused by ‘code-switching.’ Her personal mission is for people to be able to be their entire selves. Similarly, her inspiration for her writing and new podcast is to hear the stories she hungered for as a medical student. Dr. Manning encourages women to find other professional women for support and mentorship. 

Key Moments:

  • Everyone has dormant talents (2:01)
  • Learn the Krebs cycle, then be yourself (13:35)
  • Dr. Manning’s inspiration for writing (21:13)
  • Advice for her younger self (27:40)

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