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The Rise of Doctors Unions with Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez

America Dissected

Incision Media LLC

Politics, News, Society & Culture

4.7 • 4.4K Ratings

🗓️ 11 July 2023

⏱️ 56 minutes

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Abdul sits down with Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez, the president for one of the most powerful unions on the front line of physician organizing.

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0:00.0

America is brought through by the DeBoma Foundation.

0:02.6

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0:07.2

The DeBoma Foundation creates practical solutions that improve the health of communities across the country,

0:11.6

enabling everyone to achieve their best possible health.

0:14.4

To learn more about how advancing policy, building partnerships, and strengthening systems can make a difference,

0:19.0

visit DeBoma.org.

0:30.3

The World Health Organization is planning to declare Aspartane, a common artificial sweetener or carcinogen.

0:37.2

Homegrown malaria cases surface in Texas and Florida.

0:40.4

The FDA approves a new Alzheimer's medication.

0:43.2

This is America Disactive. I'm your host, Dr. Abdul Alsehi.

0:46.7

Today, we're talking about physician organizing, because last week, on July 1st, thousands of new residents,

1:02.8

including my own little brother, began their residency training.

1:05.4

For folks less acquainted with the gauntlet of medical education, let me explain.

1:09.3

It's a three to seven year intensive training requirement based out of a hospital that doctors

1:14.1

are required to do to be board eligible in a particular specialty.

1:17.8

The shortest residency is last three years, for things like family medicine or pediatrics.

1:22.1

Neurosurgery is the longest, requiring a seven year residency.

1:25.3

Regardless, residency is a slog.

1:27.9

The first year is called an internship.

1:29.8

When your job is to do any and everything required of you, from there, you graduate upwards,

1:34.2

leading teams of interns and junior residents.

1:36.4

Early long days, late nights, 24 to 36 hour call shifts.

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