Muslim Women & Medicine feat. Dr. Rana Elgazzar
Play • 1 hr 13 min

(Recorded in March 2021)

On this week's episode, an episode release long overdue featuring then M4 (now PGY-1 at Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Residency) Rana Elgazzar.  Here her talk about her experiences growing up in Tennessee, being a Muslim woman in medicine, and Rana & Habeeb's QI project around Improving Obstetric Care for Muslim Women! 


  • Interview:  Introduction
    • Who is Rana Elgazzar? 
    • How did you get to where you are sitting right now?
      • Upbringing
      • High School
      • College/Pre-Med
      • Medical School
  • Discussion: Muslims & Medicine
    • What is it like being Muslim in clinical spaces (either as provider and/or patient)? What is it like as a hijabi to interact with patients and colleagues who may have preconceived notions of you (or you should be)?
    • What kind of issues have you seen or been involved in that deal with Muslim patients?
  • Discussion: Caring for Muslim Patients
    • Tell us about your quality improvement project:  “Improving Obstetric Care for Muslim Patients”; how did it start? What kind of work did you do? What were the results?
    • There are often many ethical concerns that come to play when caring for Muslim patients.  Specifically, questions often arise about discrimination, preferential treatment, and whether accomodations are even possible.  What do you think about these issues? Are there practical ways that such issues can be tackled? 
  • Ending
    • 10 years from now:  where can we find you?
    • Where can we follow you?
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