Episode 24: Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa on being Black in medicine
Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is in her second year of residency in psychiatry at the University of Toronto. When she started medical school, she was surprised to learn that she was the only Black student in her class. Not long after, she started sharing her story to help increase the number of Black applicants.
Her work has been incredibly successful and she has become a role model for many but it hasn't always been easy. She has faced racism, discrimination, and even threats. In this episode we start with a big turning point for Dr. Oriuwa when her passion for medicine and her skills as a spoken word artist collided.