The Undifferentiated Medical Student
The Undifferentiated Medical Student (TUMS) podcast is about helping medical students to choose a medical specialty and plan a career in medicine. The list of career options available to medical students is long, but the time to explore them all is short. Moreover, mentorship in medical school is lacking, and many medical students tackle the task of career planning alone, most struggling and almost all clutching to the hope that 3rd year clinical rotations will definitively resolve their remaining uncertainties about how they want to specialize. However, having been distracted by the relentless pace of their pre-clinical curricula and the specter of Step 1, 3rd year medical students are eventually confronted with the reality that there are simply too many specialties to explore in one year and that they may not even get to finish their clinical rotations before important decisions about their careers need to be made (e.g., the planning of acting internships) if they are to be competitive applicants. Thus, mentorless and clinically unexposed, many medical students are forced to make wholly uninformed decisions about their futures. By interviewing at least one physician from each of the 120+ specialties listed on the AAMC's Careers in Medicine website 1) about their specialty, 2) how they decided this specialty was right for them, and 3) for advice about long-term career planning irrespective of the specialty they went into, this podcast aims to enumerate the details of every specialty and provide virtual mentorship on how best to go about moving past being an undifferentiated medical student.
Ep 068 - Academic Hospitalist Medicine with Dr. Emily Silverman
See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! Use this link to sign up for a free account. Then come back and use this link to get $80 off their annual premium subscription! Check out theTUMS Resources pagefor acomplete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). If you would like to support the show, use the TUMS Amazon linkto make all your normal Amazon purchases! You get all your things in usual 2 days, and TUMS gets a little sumin' sumin' at no extra cost to you. Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Emily Silverman Dr. Silverman is an academic hospitalist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Silverman completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in 2009 where she majored in History of Art and Architecture, briefly flirting with a career in the art world before heading down the pre-med path. She then completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2014, followed by...
Ep 067 - Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology with Dr. Mark Rockoff
See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! Use this link to sign up for a free account. Then come back and use this link to get $80 off their annual premium subscription! Check out theTUMS Resources pagefor acomplete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Mark Rockoff Dr. Rockoff is a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 and Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1973. He then completed residencies in both pediatrics and anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of California at San Diego. After leaving San Diego, he was on staff at MGH for two years when he moved to Bost...
The 4th Year Episode #2
See below for time stamps. Confused about 4th year? This episode is for you! Newly matched 4th year med students Roy Swanson (ophthalmology), Marco Swanson (plastic surgery), and Dana Canfield (obstetrics and gynecology) school Ian on the ins and outs of 4th year of medical school. Show notes can be found here. This is a wide ranging conversation that starts at the end of 3rd year and takes the listener through the completion of 4th year. A complete list of discussion topics for this episode can be found here, but includes: Introductions [2:44] Start 4th year discussion [15:32] Acting internships (+ away rotations) [26:01] Away rotations [1:04:25] Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) --> now the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) [1:12:47] Letters of recommendation [1:15:05] Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and personal statements [1:38:00] The Step 2s (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) [2:02:24] Residency interviews [2:34:20] The rank list an...
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