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The sound of the hot comb, the smell of relaxer, do these things trigger you? We all have a trauma linked to our hair journey. Countless hours and dollars we will never get back. Toiling over a journey clouded in respectability politics Have yo
Episode 11: "CALL ME DOCTOR" features Dr Kristen Scatliffe, Dr Jana McKenzie and Dr. Kandice Waul Bennett discussing micro-agressions that black women commonly face. We break down the label: "Angry black woman" and the impact it has on our comm
Our conversation with Camile Roney is what Healthy Mentorship sounds like!   As physicians mentorship is a part of our journey.  Guiding future female physicians into healthy and successful careers where they feel fulfilled is a gift that keeps
Dr Jana Mckenzie, Dr Kandice Waul Bennet discuss with Dr Kristen Scatliffe and Dr Akua Ampadu about the balance required to have a  family and a career in medicine.  Some of the questions they address: When is the right time to have a baby?  A
Dear Patient,  This episode was produced and directed for you! For each and every one of our patients. From those we see in the outpatient clinics to those we admit in the hospital and even those we tend to in urgent care.  We wanted to take th
MDFEME is committed to making the voices of those who have been ignored and silenced heard! In this episode Mrs Wilma King Bennett tells her story. She allows herself to be vulnerable and share her experience so that the cycle can be broken. Bl
This is for the culture! For the Allies who want to learn. For the physicians who want to be the change they want to see.  For the patients who want to help. If we have learned anything from James Baldwin it should be that a thing can not be ch
In this episode we focus on one of the most difficult and sensitive topics in medicine, End of Life decisions and Goals of Care. When asked what patient's wanted from physicians at this difficult juncture in their lives most answered: clarity,
Throughout #medicalschool #residency and even #fellowship we admit when interacting with our past teaching attendings we were people pleasers.   We did all that we could to get the glowing #LORs (letters of recommendations).  We went above and
Our system of democratic self-government is failing us. Most #Americans no longer feel represented by their elected officials. Money overpowers citizen voices. Trust in Congress is at an all-time low.  Americans appear to have voted in the 2020
Our system of democratic self-government is failing us. Most #Americans no longer feel represented by their elected officials. Money overpowers citizen voices. Trust in Congress is at an all-time low.  Americans appear to have voted in the 2020
MDFEME kicks off Season 2 with some Sex Education.   We address consent, safe sex practices, squirting, and many other topics.  Dr Akua Ampadu, Dr Jana McKenzie and Dr Kimberly works join Dr Kristen Scatliffe for a phone call where  they play a
SEASON 2 IS HERE! . This listening experience is tailored to both physicians and patients.  We are a multicultural collective of women physicians who share experiences, educate patients, dispel myths, and address current issues. This is not scr
Vaccines have become a heated topic.   Our newest member Dr Kimberly Works a board certified pediatrician joins Dr Scatliffe, Dr Shay and Dr Chaudhry to discuss this engaging topic.  We answer some of the most common questions about vaccines li
How do you identify a toxic connection? Whether it’s a relationship, a friendship or even a business partnership being able to identify a destructive connection is vital to you protecting your mental health. What do you do when you recognize yo
20/20VISION MAY MEAN THROWING AWAY YOUR VISION BOARD! Your Vision Board is Blocking your Breakthrough! 2020 threw some punches and it’s not over yet you need to adapt, adjust, revamp that Vision! Your Goals are still within reach! Your Board sh
MDFEME says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We are outraged by the recent displays of systematic racism in America.  Our docs are tired, hurt, angry and frustrated with the recent police killings of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade.
Dr Kristen Scatliffe, Dr Akua Ampadu, Dr Lubna Chaudhry, and Dr Kandice Waul Bennett of #MDFEME talk about health care disparities and how #COVID19 is making these issues more apparent. We discuss what we have been seeing as #frontline #healthc
Dr Lubna Chaudhry, Dr Emily Shay and Dr Kristen Scatliffe have a fun filled conversation about the National Residency Match Program and Match Day 2020.  They offer congratulations to those successful in the match and focus on helping those that
Dr Kristen Scatliffe (Pulmonary Critical Care), Dr Akua Ampadu (Internal Medicine), and Dr Emily Shay(Infectious Disease and Critical Care) discuss the COVID 19 Pandemic.  We go over the recommendations by the CDC, discuss the science behind wh
We talk with Dr Lubna Chaudhry a Family Medicine physician from the greater Chicago area about the challenges and obstacles she faced in balancing planning a family and practicing medicine.  Her testimonial is one that any working mother or mom
Dr Akua Ampadu and Dr Kristen Scatliffe discuss their experiences of "CODE SWITCHING" and how they have learned to maneuver in medicine and life as successful women with diverse sociocultural backgrounds. This conversation about Cultural Divers
In this episode the MDFEME squad has a candid conversation about mental health.  Dr Kristen Waul Bennett, Dr Emily Shay, Dr Akua Ampadu and Dr Kristen Scatliffe discuss how they manage stress, anxiety and life work balance.   These issues and s
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