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The Unconventionals: Henna Sawhney, MD and Mohamed Khalif, MBBS.

Updated: Feb 5

Mohamed Khalif is the President of the American Society of Physicians and Chief Executive Officer of Bridging Care.

Henna Sawhney is one of the co-founders and executive board members of the American Society of Physicians (ASP), a non-profit organization committed to reversing the physician shortage and promoting patient well being.

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in 2019, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Mohamed Khalif to serve on the State Medical Graduate Workgroup. His organization successfully advocated for licensing reform every year since 2019 and helped pass three legislations during those times. The most recent legislation, HB1129, established a license for Unmatched doctors in Washington State. It was featured in several articles, including Federal Trade Commission Watch, Long Reads and Times Magazine. Dr. Khalif also speaks at educational seminars and webinars related to Brain Waste and workforce integration. His most recent presentations were at the World Education Services, and the Health Care Leadership Table. On his free time Mohamed loves playing basketball, and is diehard fan of the Phoenix Suns.

Henna Sawhney is a graduate of St. George’s University of London Medical Program and currently works a Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Henna is a California native and has a BA in Gender and Women Studies from UC Berkeley which influenced her passion to address disparities in health and medicine. While in medical school, she participated in free mobile clinics providing care to rural and underserved communities in Cyprus and continued these efforts as a volunteer with Remote Area Medical and migrant clinics. While she has not pursued Residency training, she has continued serving underserved communities and has gained licensure in 4 states while working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Her background in policy and clinical research have afforded her diverse opportunities to identify, address, and provide solutions to disparities in healthcare and clinical practice. She plans to continue advocating for the promotion of patient and physician well being through education and sustainable policy change.

Dr. Sawhney’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Be of service to others.

Number 2: Check in with yourself.

Number 3: Don’t be afraid to take risks.

Number 4: Define your own success.

Dr. Khalif’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Define your own Success.

Number 2: Put yourself into a growth mindset.

Number 3: Find others.

Connect with Drs. Sawhney and Khalif

Website: Twitter: @ASP__org Dr. Sawhney on Twitter: @hennaMD LinkedIn: asphysicians

Notable quotes from the interview:

For me, Medicine is about two things: serving others and the sciences. Henna Sawhney
It’s challenging regardless of where you graduate from medical school because of the overwhelming competition. Mohamed Khalif
Nothing succeeds like success – and success is how you define it. Henna Sawhney
Be of service to others and yourself. Henna Sawhney
Define your own success. Mohamed Khalif
Don’t be forced to live in society’s version of success. Mohamed Khalif

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wisdom with us today.

[1:06:49] And you are both very wise. Particularly for your years and we are honored to have had you before we go I want to give both of you an opportunity to let people know where you can be found and how they can. Follow you in whatever way you wish to be followed so. Start again with henna thank you I first want to thank you for giving us this opportunity to speak about this issue and really appreciate what you’re doing with prescription forceps success and. We are very excited to collaborate with you and anyone else so you can find our, organization American society physicians at a s Physicians dot-org we have a Twitter as well and it is.

[1:07:45] ASP underscore underscore 0rg we have about 1800 followers which were very excited and hoping to collaborate and, expand our platform with them you can find myself at at, henna hean nmd on Twitter you’re also welcome to add us on LinkedIn as well we have a page for American society positions as well as our own.

[1:08:14] And to learn more about our organization definitely see the website since we have a lot of information on the events we’ve done other are other co-founders in the work they’ve done and our collaborators and we will also be attending the Freda character Muhammad and I will be attending the Frita care conference and Austin on from September 15th to 17th so if anyone is there and either would like to attend or would like to meet us there please reach out and we look forward to that and again, Mohamed anything to add yes so you can find my and Twitter handle my Twitter handle is at pres and wa I mg so pres is, p as in cancel re Z press w a I’m G and you can find this on our website a.s. Physicians dot r dot org and I’ll also be at the conference with Hannah, and excited to meet anybody there so that’s all I would add thank you so much again for inviting us to this podcast we’re very honored to share our story and, you have your listeners listen as well thank you so much well dr. head of Shawnee and dr. Mohamed Khalifa thank you once again for being with us on prescription for success.

[1:09:35] Thank you so much for joining us today we’d really appreciate a review from you and a five-star rating helps give our podcast much more visibility, and that helps us reach more listeners. Exclusive content is available on our patreon page including membership only material like personal rapid fire Q & A sessions with our guests. To be sure you never miss an episode visit our website at RX for success to subscribe and while you’re there. Learn how to get CME credit from cmf I just by listening.

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