General Surgery Resident Shares Tips for Success and Maintaining Balance

podcast March 13, 2022

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This episode of The Black Doctors Podcast is hosted by Dr. James Stewart . He sits down with fellow General Surgery Resident Dr. Shakira Burton. She shares why she chose ‘allegedly’ the BEST specialty in medicine. They talk about the significant role the Student National Medical Association played in their success. They also talk about why medical students should still push themselves in preparing for Step 1, even though it will soon be pass fail. 

My favorite thing about this episode was how effortlessy the conversation flowed. This is truly two surgeon colleagues having a conversation and we are fortunate to be able to listen in. 

  • Are you considering a career in surgery?
  • Are you wondering if you can maintain a rewarding life while keeping up with a rigorous residency program?
  • Have you considered coming to the SNMA conference?  

This episode is a perfect way to get an inside look at the life of a general surgery resident. 

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**This episode was sponsored by Clove . Visit their website and use the code BDPxClove to receive a free pair of compression socks when you purchase a pair of Clove sneakers.

**This episode was sponsored by Picmonic . Visit their website and mention the podcast when you subscribe.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend and leave a comment and rating on iTunes. TBDP is a volunteer passion project with the goal of inspiring all who listen. In-house music and audio production, so any ideas for improvements or suggestions for future guests are welcome. Visit to learn more about our host. He is available for consultations or speaking engagements regarding health equity and medical ethics.

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