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Feb 24, 2020

Dr. Nii Darko, son of Ghanian immigrants, was inspired to pursue a medical career by TV shows like Doogie Howser and Trapper John, M.D.  But his life as a physician felt lacking in comparison to the Hollywood version. He found himself chasing degrees and feeling disappointed by the lack of autonomy and sense of fulfillment that he had hoped for.

To get out of a rut, he did locum tenens work, which opened his mind to a world of possibilities. He met fellow doctors who were practicing medicine in ways he didn’t realize were possible. Wanting to learn more, he was inspired to start a podcast to interview these fascinating doctors, broadcasting their stories to spread the word to other physicians that you don’t have to be stuck in a box.     

We all have scripts in our head from our parents, our profession, our culture, colleagues, and ourselves. Today’s episode is a challenge to let yourself think outside the box of the conventional so that you can write your own script and have a greater impact and deeper fulfillment in your work and life. Come be inspired by someone who has done it!

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Dr. Darko’s background as child of a first-generation immigrant
  • Who inspired Dr. Darko to pursue a career in medicine
  • About Dr. Darko’s varied career path
  • Why he started the Docs Outside the Box podcast
  • How he and his wife ditched almost $700,000 in school debt in just three years
  • About Dr. Darko’s newly released Ten Days to Podcasting course