Episode 176 : Covid19 Thoughts & Dr. Quinn Capers On “The Leaky Pipeline”

Featured Guest: Quinn Capers

  • Mar 19, 2020

“Diversity in medicine is something we need to achieve to save lives”

Dr. Quinn Capers is a Professor of Medicine, an interventional cardiologist, and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is also an incredible mentor, teacher and guide around implicit bias and the importance of diversity in medicine. We discuss “the leaky pipeline”, the critical need for diversity in medicine, and how we can learn about implicit bias.

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Key Learnings

1. Defining “The Leaky Pipeline” and how talent is lost from kindergarten to medical school

2. Why the pipeline starts in kindergarten

3. Tools to plug leaks, prevent them from springing, and the importance of praise

4. The current state of medical school outreach programs

5. The impact of a diverse physician workforce

6. Understanding implicit bias as a good place to start and the importance of taking the guilt out of it

7. Picking up and overcoming guilt around implicit bias training

8. Recognizing the huge role that “gatekeepers” play in moving students along the pipeline & the impact their implicit biases can have

9. Expanding the audience for your ideas with social media

10. Dr. Capers’ passion for his clinical work and telling them “this heart attack is over”

11. Calling medical school applicants to tell them they’ve been admitted


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