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The podcast that takes you into the mind of the best and brightest premedical and medical students, residents and physicians discussing where Medicine and Medical Education is today and the future of healthcare tomorrow.

Latest Episodes

066: What medical schools forget to teach – Dr. Louise Aronson MD – Geriatrician

Dr. Louise Aronson MD * Geriatrician * World renowned Author * Professor of Medicine at UCSF * Director of Health Humanities Elderhood | Website | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Youtube Description: Dr. Louise Aronson, Geriatrician, is a professor of medicine at UCSF and the Director of the Health Humanities program. She is a world renowned author, with her newest book titled “Elderhood” where she redefines aging, discusses the transformation of medicine and reimagines life through approaching our later decades. A little about Dr. Aronson, she is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has a Master of Fine Arts for writing. She is a MacDowell fellow, has received four pushcart nominations, and is a frequent contributor to the New York times, the new England journal of medicine, the lancet, and Bellevue literary review. She has received awards for her humanism, her work as a home care physician, and for her work as a clinical educator for the American geriatrics Society. In this episode, we discuss her journey to medicine, her passion for writing and the arts and humanities, why she felt called to be a geriatrician, how the medical education system is failing the aging populations, why we should all invest in learning about elderly care, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of death.

57 MINAUG 26
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066: What medical schools forget to teach – Dr. Louise Aronson MD – Geriatrician

065: The advantage of the underdog – Dr. Daniel Choi Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Choi MD * Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon * 2019 NYC top Doctors * 7-year combined BA / MD from Northwestern * Fellowship: Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School * Minimally invasive spine surgery: microsurgery, inter-body fusions, revision surgery, and robotic surgery Instagram | Youtube | LinkedIn Description: Dr. Daniel Choi MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgical spine surgeon practicing on Long Island, NY outside of Manhattan NYC. He was listed one of New York City’s top doctors for 2019 and is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters. He completed a 7-year combined BA/MD program from Northwestern followed by training at the combined neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery program at Harvard medical School. He is the current Chair of the Young Physicians Section for the Medical Society of the State of New York and is active across all social media platforms. In the episode, we discuss: physician burnout, his childhood and why he wanted to be a doctor, why he chose orthopedics, how he personally combats burnout, different stereotypes in medicine, why he stays so busy with his family and work, what the scariest thing is about finishing residency and at the end, he discusses how we can all better advocate for our patients.

68 MINAUG 1
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065: The advantage of the underdog – Dr. Daniel Choi Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

064: Married in Medicine – A Spouse’s Perspective and Q&A

Sarah-Grace Nisperos * Menswear stylist * Luxury Bridal Buyer * Entrepreneur * Married to Medicine * Spouse of our host * feat. Frank Cusimano Instagram Description: So over the past few months, there has been a growing demand for spouses/significant others to be included in the podcast. Several guests have asked if they could bring on their spouse because after all, medicine is a team sport and so much of what we go through, as healthcare professionals, requires the support of our friends and family. Today’s episode features a special guest, the wife of our host, Sarah-Grace Nisperos. Sarah-Grace is an entrepreneur and luxury fashion buyer who knows first hand what it is like to be married to medicine. In this episode, we discuss a spouses’ perspective on medicine, what healthcare workers should remember, the secret to getting married during medical school, and we also dive into several follower questions in a rapid fire Q&A at the end.

52 MINAPR 25
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064: Married in Medicine – A Spouse’s Perspective and Q&A

063: A day in the life of a Gastroenterologist with Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD

Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD * Internal Medicine * Chief Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow * Future Advanced Endoscopist Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Profile Description: Dr. Campbell is a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellow at the Yale School of Medicine. Born in the Bahamas, Dr. Campbell was raised in Nashville, attended undergrad at Howard University majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry, completed medical school and his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Famous as the founder of the #getthescope hashtag; in this episode we discuss his path to medicine, his transition to medical school, why he chose Gastroenterology, what a “day in the life” of Dr. Earl Campbell is like, and what fuels him to keep learning and helping others.

56 MINAPR 15
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063: A day in the life of a Gastroenterologist with Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD

062: Overcoming barriers with Dr. Audrey Cruz, Hospitalist

Dr. Audrey Cruz * Internal Medicine Hospitalist * Southern California * co-Founder of Medcon Instagram |Blog | Medcon Description: Dr. Audrey Cruz is an internal medicine hospitalist in Southern California and is known for her work on Instagram as Dr.audreyxsue and as the cofounder of @medconevents along with Dr. Sandra Wong. They will be hosting their first medical student or physician conference this may in southern California. Dr. Cruz has a popular blog talking about medicine, wellness and weight-loss. Dr. Cruz grew up in Honolulu and Las Vegas, studied electrical engineering at the University of Nevada and attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In this episode we dive deep discussing her path to medicine, social media in medicine, how she stays motivated, and we both open up about our relationship with food. A big thank you to Dr. Cruz for her time and vulnerability during the conversation! Mentioned article College Admissions Scandal: A Med Stu...

56 MINAPR 10
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062: Overcoming barriers with Dr. Audrey Cruz, Hospitalist

061: From London to the US: A Plastic Surgeon’s Journey

Dr. Ashwin Soni MD * Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident * Chief Resident * Future Microvascular Fellow * Imperial College of Medicine, UK Instagram | Twitter Description: The one and only Dr. Ashwin Soni Dr. Soni is a chief resident in Plastic and reconstructive surgery in Seattle who will be completing his residency in a few months with plans to go on to an advanced microvascular fellowship. Dr. Soni was born and raised in England, he attended the Imperial College London School of Medicine, moved to the US and did a Research Fellowship at Weill Cornell NY Presbyterian Hospital in Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery, completed a 1 year internship at Johns Hopkins in General Surgery before moving to Seattle for Plastics. He is one of the most hard working, inspiring physicians I know. Dr. Soni truly is a beacon of light and while many know him from Instagram, his sole purpose of being involved on social media can be summarized in three words: Inspiration, Honesty, and Mentorship...

63 MINMAR 10
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061: From London to the US: A Plastic Surgeon’s Journey

060: How to re-evaluate your life with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz MD, MSCI * Gastroenterologist * Gut Expert * Microbiome Specialist * Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Instagram | Website | Facebook Description: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz: Dr. B is a practicing gastroenterologist, prolific podcast guest, microbiome and gut health expert. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He holds a master of Science in Clinical Investigation and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. This is a good one; while most guests are open to more personal questions, in this episode, Dr. B opens up about his journey sharing the more vulnerable moments from the highs, lows and detours throughout his training. In this episode we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, why he chose internal medicine and gastroenterology, what it was like doing resear...

59 MINFEB 13
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060: How to re-evaluate your life with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

059: Should USMLE be Pass/Fail? with Dr. Bryan Carmody

Dr. Bryan Carmody MD, MPH * Assistant Professor * Pediatric Nephrologist * Self-Proclaimed Sheriff of Sodium Twitter | Website | USMLE Article Description: USMLE. Back in Episode 12 we dove deep discussing how to study for USMLE. Well, if you are not aware, at the end of 2018, there was a fire of social media activity, namely on twitter, about USMLE and if the exam should be pass/fail instead of graded. In December, half a dozen medical students wrote an article in the journal of Academic Medicine discussing the toxic “Step 1 Climate”. The NBME, National Board of Medical Examiners, commented on the piece using some distasteful anecdotes. Needless to say, the commentary started a twitter storm amongst physicians raising the question of the value of Step 1, the original purpose of USMLE, and the potential for the exams to be Pass/Fail instead. One physician at the heart of the criticism, who was first in line to point out flaws in the USMLE/NBME mission and financial structure, is n...

60 MINFEB 5
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059: Should USMLE be Pass/Fail? with Dr. Bryan Carmody

058: Making travel and mentorship a priority with Dr. Neda Mehmandoost

Dr. Neda Mehmandoost DPM * Foot and Ankle Surgeon * Rear Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Instagram Description: Today’s Guest: Dr. Neda Mehmandoost, a Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon specializing in rear foot and ankle construction. This is the second podiatric surgeon we have had on for all of our DPM physicians and students. Dr. Mehmandoost grew up in Texas, attended school in Philadelphia, and completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery with added credentials in rear foot and ankle reconstruction. Currently practicing in Texas, Dr. Mehmandoost makes travel a priority and is known for her Foot fact Friday on Instagram. In this episode we discuss her path to medicine, her love for travel, the importance of mentorship, how to keep a positive outlook, the #iamyourdoctor campaign, and so much more.

33 MINJAN 29
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058: Making travel and mentorship a priority with Dr. Neda Mehmandoost

057: Life or Death with Neurosurgeon Dr. Martin Pham

Dr. Martin Pham MD * Assistant Professor of Surgery * Neurosurgeon * Specialization: Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, & Minimally Invasive Surgery Instagram Description: Dr. Pham is an assistant professor of surgery specializing in neurosurgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Pham treats everything from spine trauma, to adult scoliosis and spinal deformities, to spine tumor removal. Dr. Pham’s work has appeared in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Spine Journal, Neurosurgery, and JAMA surgery. Dr. Pham completed medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, residency at USC in neurological surgery, completed a fellowship in robotic, spinal deformity, and motion preservation surgery and an enfolded fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. In this episode, we dive deep discussing his passion for medicine, his maturation as a Neurosurgeon, advice to get into the best specialties, tips to stay motivated and sane througho...

56 MINJAN 11
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057: Life or Death with Neurosurgeon Dr. Martin Pham

Latest Episodes

066: What medical schools forget to teach – Dr. Louise Aronson MD – Geriatrician

Dr. Louise Aronson MD * Geriatrician * World renowned Author * Professor of Medicine at UCSF * Director of Health Humanities Elderhood | Website | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Youtube Description: Dr. Louise Aronson, Geriatrician, is a professor of medicine at UCSF and the Director of the Health Humanities program. She is a world renowned author, with her newest book titled “Elderhood” where she redefines aging, discusses the transformation of medicine and reimagines life through approaching our later decades. A little about Dr. Aronson, she is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has a Master of Fine Arts for writing. She is a MacDowell fellow, has received four pushcart nominations, and is a frequent contributor to the New York times, the new England journal of medicine, the lancet, and Bellevue literary review. She has received awards for her humanism, her work as a home care physician, and for her work as a clinical educator for the American geriatrics Society. In this episode, we discuss her journey to medicine, her passion for writing and the arts and humanities, why she felt called to be a geriatrician, how the medical education system is failing the aging populations, why we should all invest in learning about elderly care, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of death.

57 MINAUG 26
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066: What medical schools forget to teach – Dr. Louise Aronson MD – Geriatrician

065: The advantage of the underdog – Dr. Daniel Choi Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Choi MD * Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon * 2019 NYC top Doctors * 7-year combined BA / MD from Northwestern * Fellowship: Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School * Minimally invasive spine surgery: microsurgery, inter-body fusions, revision surgery, and robotic surgery Instagram | Youtube | LinkedIn Description: Dr. Daniel Choi MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgical spine surgeon practicing on Long Island, NY outside of Manhattan NYC. He was listed one of New York City’s top doctors for 2019 and is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters. He completed a 7-year combined BA/MD program from Northwestern followed by training at the combined neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery program at Harvard medical School. He is the current Chair of the Young Physicians Section for the Medical Society of the State of New York and is active across all social media platforms. In the episode, we discuss: physician burnout, his childhood and why he wanted to be a doctor, why he chose orthopedics, how he personally combats burnout, different stereotypes in medicine, why he stays so busy with his family and work, what the scariest thing is about finishing residency and at the end, he discusses how we can all better advocate for our patients.

68 MINAUG 1
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065: The advantage of the underdog – Dr. Daniel Choi Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

064: Married in Medicine – A Spouse’s Perspective and Q&A

Sarah-Grace Nisperos * Menswear stylist * Luxury Bridal Buyer * Entrepreneur * Married to Medicine * Spouse of our host * feat. Frank Cusimano Instagram Description: So over the past few months, there has been a growing demand for spouses/significant others to be included in the podcast. Several guests have asked if they could bring on their spouse because after all, medicine is a team sport and so much of what we go through, as healthcare professionals, requires the support of our friends and family. Today’s episode features a special guest, the wife of our host, Sarah-Grace Nisperos. Sarah-Grace is an entrepreneur and luxury fashion buyer who knows first hand what it is like to be married to medicine. In this episode, we discuss a spouses’ perspective on medicine, what healthcare workers should remember, the secret to getting married during medical school, and we also dive into several follower questions in a rapid fire Q&A at the end.

52 MINAPR 25
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064: Married in Medicine – A Spouse’s Perspective and Q&A

063: A day in the life of a Gastroenterologist with Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD

Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD * Internal Medicine * Chief Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow * Future Advanced Endoscopist Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Profile Description: Dr. Campbell is a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellow at the Yale School of Medicine. Born in the Bahamas, Dr. Campbell was raised in Nashville, attended undergrad at Howard University majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry, completed medical school and his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Famous as the founder of the #getthescope hashtag; in this episode we discuss his path to medicine, his transition to medical school, why he chose Gastroenterology, what a “day in the life” of Dr. Earl Campbell is like, and what fuels him to keep learning and helping others.

56 MINAPR 15
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063: A day in the life of a Gastroenterologist with Dr. Earl V Campbell III MD

062: Overcoming barriers with Dr. Audrey Cruz, Hospitalist

Dr. Audrey Cruz * Internal Medicine Hospitalist * Southern California * co-Founder of Medcon Instagram |Blog | Medcon Description: Dr. Audrey Cruz is an internal medicine hospitalist in Southern California and is known for her work on Instagram as Dr.audreyxsue and as the cofounder of @medconevents along with Dr. Sandra Wong. They will be hosting their first medical student or physician conference this may in southern California. Dr. Cruz has a popular blog talking about medicine, wellness and weight-loss. Dr. Cruz grew up in Honolulu and Las Vegas, studied electrical engineering at the University of Nevada and attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In this episode we dive deep discussing her path to medicine, social media in medicine, how she stays motivated, and we both open up about our relationship with food. A big thank you to Dr. Cruz for her time and vulnerability during the conversation! Mentioned article College Admissions Scandal: A Med Stu...

56 MINAPR 10
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062: Overcoming barriers with Dr. Audrey Cruz, Hospitalist

061: From London to the US: A Plastic Surgeon’s Journey

Dr. Ashwin Soni MD * Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident * Chief Resident * Future Microvascular Fellow * Imperial College of Medicine, UK Instagram | Twitter Description: The one and only Dr. Ashwin Soni Dr. Soni is a chief resident in Plastic and reconstructive surgery in Seattle who will be completing his residency in a few months with plans to go on to an advanced microvascular fellowship. Dr. Soni was born and raised in England, he attended the Imperial College London School of Medicine, moved to the US and did a Research Fellowship at Weill Cornell NY Presbyterian Hospital in Metabolic and Endocrine Surgery, completed a 1 year internship at Johns Hopkins in General Surgery before moving to Seattle for Plastics. He is one of the most hard working, inspiring physicians I know. Dr. Soni truly is a beacon of light and while many know him from Instagram, his sole purpose of being involved on social media can be summarized in three words: Inspiration, Honesty, and Mentorship...

63 MINMAR 10
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061: From London to the US: A Plastic Surgeon’s Journey

060: How to re-evaluate your life with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Dr. Will Bulsiewicz MD, MSCI * Gastroenterologist * Gut Expert * Microbiome Specialist * Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Instagram | Website | Facebook Description: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz: Dr. B is a practicing gastroenterologist, prolific podcast guest, microbiome and gut health expert. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He holds a master of Science in Clinical Investigation and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. This is a good one; while most guests are open to more personal questions, in this episode, Dr. B opens up about his journey sharing the more vulnerable moments from the highs, lows and detours throughout his training. In this episode we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, why he chose internal medicine and gastroenterology, what it was like doing resear...

59 MINFEB 13
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060: How to re-evaluate your life with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

059: Should USMLE be Pass/Fail? with Dr. Bryan Carmody

Dr. Bryan Carmody MD, MPH * Assistant Professor * Pediatric Nephrologist * Self-Proclaimed Sheriff of Sodium Twitter | Website | USMLE Article Description: USMLE. Back in Episode 12 we dove deep discussing how to study for USMLE. Well, if you are not aware, at the end of 2018, there was a fire of social media activity, namely on twitter, about USMLE and if the exam should be pass/fail instead of graded. In December, half a dozen medical students wrote an article in the journal of Academic Medicine discussing the toxic “Step 1 Climate”. The NBME, National Board of Medical Examiners, commented on the piece using some distasteful anecdotes. Needless to say, the commentary started a twitter storm amongst physicians raising the question of the value of Step 1, the original purpose of USMLE, and the potential for the exams to be Pass/Fail instead. One physician at the heart of the criticism, who was first in line to point out flaws in the USMLE/NBME mission and financial structure, is n...

60 MINFEB 5
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059: Should USMLE be Pass/Fail? with Dr. Bryan Carmody

058: Making travel and mentorship a priority with Dr. Neda Mehmandoost

Dr. Neda Mehmandoost DPM * Foot and Ankle Surgeon * Rear Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Instagram Description: Today’s Guest: Dr. Neda Mehmandoost, a Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon specializing in rear foot and ankle construction. This is the second podiatric surgeon we have had on for all of our DPM physicians and students. Dr. Mehmandoost grew up in Texas, attended school in Philadelphia, and completed a residency in foot and ankle surgery with added credentials in rear foot and ankle reconstruction. Currently practicing in Texas, Dr. Mehmandoost makes travel a priority and is known for her Foot fact Friday on Instagram. In this episode we discuss her path to medicine, her love for travel, the importance of mentorship, how to keep a positive outlook, the #iamyourdoctor campaign, and so much more.

33 MINJAN 29
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058: Making travel and mentorship a priority with Dr. Neda Mehmandoost

057: Life or Death with Neurosurgeon Dr. Martin Pham

Dr. Martin Pham MD * Assistant Professor of Surgery * Neurosurgeon * Specialization: Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, & Minimally Invasive Surgery Instagram Description: Dr. Pham is an assistant professor of surgery specializing in neurosurgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Pham treats everything from spine trauma, to adult scoliosis and spinal deformities, to spine tumor removal. Dr. Pham’s work has appeared in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, The Spine Journal, Neurosurgery, and JAMA surgery. Dr. Pham completed medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, residency at USC in neurological surgery, completed a fellowship in robotic, spinal deformity, and motion preservation surgery and an enfolded fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. In this episode, we dive deep discussing his passion for medicine, his maturation as a Neurosurgeon, advice to get into the best specialties, tips to stay motivated and sane througho...

56 MINJAN 11
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057: Life or Death with Neurosurgeon Dr. Martin Pham