Community Care Champion Dr Adayna Burrows: A Story of an HBCU Medical Graduate Making a Difference”
In this podcast episode, Dr. Adayna Upchurch Burrows, a seasoned pediatrician discusses her upcoming transformative journey to The Gambia, her dedication to serving lower socioeconomic communities, and her eagerness to learn from and contribute to non-western medical practices. Dr. Burrows graduated from Howard University, Howard Medical College, and completed her residency at Howard University Hospital.
The introduction (00:00:00)
Dr. Carol Penn introduces the podcast and the purpose of the collaboration between US clinicians and Gambian medical professionals.
Dr. Lisa Herbert’s introduction (00:01:31)
Dr. Lisa Herbert welcomes the audience and introduces the purpose of the podcast, highlighting the collaboration between US clinicians and Gambian medical professionals.
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows’ background (00:02:42)
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows shares her background, including her experiences as a pediatrician and her passion for fitness and teaching.
Inspiration for joining the collaboration (00:12:26)
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows discusses her inspiration for joining the collaboration, including her desire to see medicine in a non-Western environment and to experience a different way of life.
Challenges and access to healthcare in the Gambia (00:15:35)
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows discusses the potential medical challenges in the Gambia, including access to medicine, medical exams, diagnosis, and treatment.
Preparation for unexpected situations (00:19:28)
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows shares her approach to preparing for and responding to sudden changes or unexpected medical situations, emphasizing the importance of remaining calm and assessing the situation.
Envisioning short-term and long-term outcomes (00:22:41)
Dr. Adina Upchurch Burrows discusses her vision for establishing rapport with the Gambian community and the lasting impact of the collaboration on advancing healthcare for people of color.
Relationship Building (00:23:22)
Discussion on building relationships across continents and diaspora, with hopes for collaboration and expansion to other countries.
Collaborative Opportunities (00:24:43)
Expressing hope for collaboration with other organizations and the potential for expansion to other areas beyond the Gambia.
Planting Seeds (00:25:59)
Mention of collaborative opportunities with other organizations to plant seeds in different places, fostering relationships and expanding impact.
Fostering Relationships (00:26:29)
Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to foster relationships and admiration for transitioning from clinical work to fulfilling pursuits.
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