Quinn Capers IV, MD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and vice dean for faculty affairs at The Ohio State University has long advocated for increased diversity in medicine and for physicians to be activists.
As protests broke out across the globe in response to the killing of George Floyd, Capers sent out a tweet to inspire Black boys who want to be doctors, but may lack visible role models.
To little Black boys who: attend under-resourced schools, eat free lunch, R growing up w single parent, have buddies who tease U because U like to read, R surrounded by low expectations & STILL have the audacity to want to be a Dr:
THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR U#BlackMenInMedicine pic.twitter.com/iXipTtAz7K
— Quinn Capers, IV (@DrQuinnCapers4) June 9, 2020
Medscape caught up with the interventional cardiologist. Our original interview was conducted before the recent controversy over a paper in the Journal