Ep 95: Black Doctors with Disabilities – Disability Visibility Project

Posted January 23, 2021 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 95: Black Doctors with Disabilities


In today’s episode I’m in conversation with Dr. Justin Bullock. Justin is currently an Internal Medicine Resident in San Francisco, California. You’ll hear Justin talk about his experiences disclosing his disability at work, the process he had to go through to prove his fitness to serve as a physician because of his disability, the systemic ableism and racism in medicine and medical education, and the benefits and risks of telling your story and being visible. You’ll also hear Justin talk about article he wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Suicide—Rewriting my story” which describes his battle with bipolar disorder and suicidality during undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Please note our conversation took place in September 2020 and there will be discussions of hospitalization, death and dying, suicidality, suicidal ideation, and trauma.

I am proud to say that after 441 long days, today is my last as an intern. I survived some of my roughest days & discovered my voice in [...]

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