In this professional development episode, Resa speaks with Drs. Uché Blackstock and Salim Rezaie.

The three medical educators discuss speakers fees. What do you do and how do you approach asking for and negotiating your fee when you are asked to speak?  When do you move from free to fee ? From classroom to ballroom?

Uché is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health and the Faculty Director of Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) at NYU School of Medicine. She oversees the Office’s recruitment and retention efforts of students, residents and faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine and leads initiatives to promote the advancement and inclusion of women faculty. Dr. Blackstock gives talks and trainings on unconscious bias and the social construct of race in healthcare. Her recently formed LLC is Advancing Health Equity.

Salim completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his education with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University. Currently, he is working as a staff physician with the Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP) group in San Antonio, TX. He is the creator and founder of REBEL EM, an educational, critical appraisal blog and podcast. Salim’s triangle illustrates one approach to saying yes.

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