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Dr. Eboni Cornish works at Amen Clinics, where she specializes in infectious diseases and functional medicine and the treatment of Lyme Disease, environmental toxicity, among other chronic conditions. She completed her family medicine residency at Georgetown University. In 2003, Dr. Cornish conducted translational research at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. She was an apprentice in the laboratory of Francis Collins, M.D Ph.D., the current Director of NIH and leader of the Human Genome Project. Dr. Cornish serves as a board member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Educational Foundation (ILADS). She graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a B.S. and double major in Neuroscience and African Studies; and subsequently enrolled in Brown University Medical School and graduated in 2007. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What functional medicine is (3:31)
  • What entry-level jobs are available in functional medicine (5:52)
  • Why you might not have to go to medical school to enter the field (6:50)
  • Why you need to be a good listener when practicing functional medicine (7:57)
  • What life experiences could help those pursuing a career in functional medicine (14:17)
  • Why Dr. Cornish’s favorite part of her job is constantly learning (16:52)
  • Why Dr. Cornish’s most cherished advice she received was “Never give up.” (19:29)
  • How the comedy Scrubs accurately depicts residency in some ways (21:20)
  • What Java Junkies would be surprised to learn about Dr. Cornish’s profession (22:28)
  • If you want to learn more about what Dr. Cornish does as a functional medicine provider and how she built her career check out T4C episode #807

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