Speaking the Truth

Speaking the Truth

How two students shared their medical school experience through podcasts

As of April 2020, Melanin in Medicine has 39 episodes available to everyone free of charge. If you would like to check out Ferguson-Square’s and Osei’s podcast, you can find them by searching for “Melanin in Medicine” on Anchor.fm, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or a variety of other streaming sources.

MCAT’s. Pre-med classes. Applications. This trifecta of medical school requirements brings chills to the most accomplished of medical students and especially more-so to college students aspiring to become doctors. Pre-med students face many obstacles that can make the application process extremely overwhelming. Often questions arise such as “What classes should I take?” or “Who should I find as a mentor?” Luckily there are two first year medical students at KUMC who are happy to help. First year medical students Kiatana Ferguson-Square and Florence Osei created a podcast called “Melanin in Medicine”, which aims to provide advice to aspiring medical students, discuss their own experiences with medicine, and interview others in the medical field.

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