On this episode of The Catalyze Podcast I interview Dr. Brittani James and Dr. Brandi Jackson, twin sisters, physicians and co-founders of a pre-med mentoring website called Med Like Me. Born in Twinsburg, Ohio, the twin doctors graduated from Cornell University in 2010, before attending medical school. Dr. Brandi graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School and Dr. Brittani graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Both attended residency at the same hospital- the University of Illinois at Chicago. Brandi became the chief resident of psychiatry and Brittani the chief resident of family medicine.
Today Dr. Brandi is an attending psychiatrist and assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brittani is an attending family medicine doctor and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Both treat underserved patients on Chicago’s south side.
Dr. Brandi and Dr. Brittani created Med Like Me as a source of advice and practical information for underrepresented minorities who are interested in becoming physicians. The doctors answer reader-submitted questions and provide an insight about the journey. Their mission is simple- to make the path easier for the next generation of diverse doctors, and in so doing, change the face of medicine as we know it.
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