Neurodivergence in Healthcare, Reshaping Medicine & Breaking Barriers

Welcome back to the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

In today's episode, we have a very special guest joining us, Dr. Kerri Lockhart. Today, she will share her powerful story of advocating for herself and finding a different path within medicine due to burnout and struggles with ADHD.

We'll also explore the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all healthcare professionals, regardless of their neurodivergent needs.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣     Accommodations Matter: Dr. Lockhart's experience with ADHD and neurodivergence highlights the importance of creating an environment that allows individuals to thrive. Let's promote equity and remove barriers for everyone!

2️⃣     Recognize Burnout: Both Dr. Lockhart and I discussed our personal experiences with burnout. It is essential for healthcare providers to acknowledge the signs and take steps towards sustainable resilience.

3️⃣     Redefine Impact: Dr. Lockhart's journey illustrates the need for healthcare professionals to explore diverse paths and redefine what it means to make a difference in medicine.

🎧  So grab your headphones and get ready for an enlightening and thought-provoking conversation on sustainable clinical medicine with Dr. Kerri Lockhart.

Let's elevate the conversation and create a better future for healthcare providers and their patients! 🌟I

 Dr. Kerri Lockhart Bio

Dr. Lockhart is a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow in ACGME inaugural DEI officers Equity Matters National Initiative.  She also holds a Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certification through Northwestern University. She is dedicated to creating inclusive organizations and engages in advocacy for physicians with disabilities/neurodivergence and devotes time to educating on this important topic through presentations, guest podcasts and more.

She is committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of physicians to be culturally aware and prepared to deliver competent care to a diverse patient population.  She also serves as an unofficial mentor to several medical and pre-medical students.


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