Docs Outside The Box

Docs Outside The Box

Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

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185 – Are there other jobs I can do with my medical degree?

Dr. Sylvie Stacy, author of 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians, jumps on the hot seat to talk about choosing not to practice clinically.
September 28, 2020

184 – Hot takes on F.I.R.E., are you punking out if you work for someone? – with Drs. David Rhoiney & Leif Dahleen

On today’s episode, we’re going to debate should you pay off your debt as quickly as you can? Also, are leases really that bad? Drs. David Rhoiney and Leif Dahleen from SurgiFI & Physician on Fire respectively, jump on this podcast!
September 25, 2020

183 – Thoughts on Chadwick Boseman & Cancer with Dr. Darrell Gray

On this episode, top GI specialist Dr. Darrell Gray joins me to discuss Chadwick Boseman's cancer diagnosis and subsequent death. 
September 21, 2020

182 – What’s up with these journals – Part 2

On this episode, we continue our discussion on articles that have been recently retracted by prominent journals. Up next is the article published by the Journal of American Health Association called Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: Evolution of Race and Ethnicity Considerations for the Cardiology Workforce in the United States of America From 1969 to 2019.
September 7, 2020

181 – Joe Budden vs Spotify, Chadwick Boseman

We break down the new beef on the internet–Joe Budden vs. Spotify. Joe Budden has been on Spotify for the past two years and is not happy with the terms of their agreement. There are big lessons doctors who have big followings on social media can gain from this conversation.We also talk about the recent passing of Chadwick Boseman.
September 4, 2020

180 – Topics Outside the Box –What’s up with these journals!?!

I’m joined by Drs. Kameron, Estell, & Amber to discuss this the only way we know how. Today you’re hear Part 1 of a discussion about what’s up with these peer-reviewed journals? Both the Journal of the American Heart Association and Journal of Vascular Surgery had to retract articles that had obvious biases and questionable methodology.
August 31, 2020

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Docs Outside The Box - Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.
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Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

My name is Nii Darko and let me get real with you. As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from Queens, New York want?

After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. I was in a box.

After a year of doing locums work, I had met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine. There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV.

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