Surviving Medicine
Surviving Medicine
Surviving Medicine
The podcast that reimagines how we work together as healthcare professionals; where we sit down with some of the most inspiring, hardworking, game changers in the field of medicine focused on the mission of improving the well-being of our healthcare community.
91. The State of the CoronaNation with Dr. Dela Taghipour MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Dela Taghipour MD, MPH, MBA * Harvard University – Post-Baccalaureate * Howard University College of Medicine – Medical School * Howard Hospital General Surgery Residency – Residency (General Surgery) * Johns Hopkins University – Residency (Preventive Medicine) Instagram  |  Twitter  |  ABC Contributor  |  Research Description: A story of new beginnings, reroutes, heartbreaks, and advocacy. Dr. Dela is a Preventive Medicine Physician in Baltimore, MD who is starting a fellowship in Phlebology, which is a Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Fellowship. An immigrant from a young age, Dr. Dela went through college as a Pre-Law student and then changed to medicine and did a Post-Baccalaureate at Harvard University. She graduated from Howard University School of Medicine, completed 5 years of a General Surgery Residency before her life took an unexpected turn. She then went on to complete a Preventive Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins University where she earned a MPH and an MBA. Dr. Dela truly is one of a kind, she is a Medical Journalist, a Health Disparities Researcher, has been featured on Good Morning America, Nightline, and worked on the ABC Medical Unit and in the Good Morning America Coronavirus Command Center at the start of the SARS-CoV2 outbreak. In this conversation, we dive deep discussing her path to medicine, why she changed from Law to Medicine, why she changed from General Surgery to Preventive Medicine, the power of media communication, and why human rights is a healthcare issue. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Pattern Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctor’s trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. Request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/survivingmedicine.
Jun 22
1 hr
90. Staff Sergeant to MD/PhD with Adrienne Kambouris MSV
Adrienne Kambouris MSV * Augusta University – Undergraduate * U of Maryland – Graduate School * U of Maryland – Medical School * Patt Tillman Scholar * Past Surviving Medicine Author Instagram  |  Author  |  Dear MedStudent  |  Scholar  |  Research Description: So last week we had on Jeremy Scott, an episode that I got a few emails about. It seemed to resonate with a lot of you. Today’s episode will likely be another one of those. In the evolving conversation of the covid-19 pandemic and the #blacklivesmatter movement, it is important to bring on guests that have unique perspectives in medicine. Although we do not usually have on medical students, today’s guest was a must! There is no better person to discuss social justice and racial health disparities than Adrienne Kambouris, a 5th year MD/PhD student, an army veteran, a staff sergeant, and a future surgeon. Adrienne is a non-traditional medical student who, after high school, joined the army for 10 years, got married, had three beautiful children. She then went back to school to complete two undergraduate degrees graduating with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry from Augusta University. Adrienne is a Tillman Scholar and is currently doing Microbial and Immunology Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She grew up in a single-parent home in inner-city Baltimore and has a passion for youth education, community service, and mentorship. Adrienne is an active premed advisor on Instagram @ssg.to.md.phd and is someone who I not only look up too, but who I use as a resource when it comes to medical education, medical research, and homeschooling. In this conversation, we dive deep discussing her path to medicine, her training in the army, what it was like being an African American female in the army and what it is like being a scientist in a male dominated research environment. Lastly, Adrienne and I discuss how she has had to navigate prejudices of an interracial marriage and who she looks up to as mentors as she forges a path that is unique to her own. After you hear her story, you will know why I look up to her and why she is the definition of sacrifice, dedication, insight, and intelligence. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Pattern Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctor’s trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. Request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/survivingmedicine.
Jun 15
1 hr 11 min
89. #whitecoatsforblacklives with Jeremy Scott MS, MSIII
Jeremy Scott MS, MSIII * Boston College – Undergraduate * U of Hartford – Graduate School * Ross University – Medical School * Past Surviving Medicine Senior Editor Instagram  |  Choosing Myself  |  Shame in MedSchool  |  Podcast Episode 36 Description: Wow, 2020, it is like the gift that keeps on giving. A year of natural disasters, pandemics, and now social reform. I am recording this the week after the start of the civil rights protests surrounding George Floyd’s murder. If you are listening after the fact, you likely already know how this turns out, but for right now, we are living through history and every day brings changes to human equality in solidarity with the movement #Blacklivesmatter. The topic of social justice, black lives, white privilege is obviously a difficult one. The healthcare system and medical education is a prime offender in ensuring diversity on all fronts. From the lack of diversity in many schools to the social prejudice’s minority students endure in the hospitals, the term #whitecoatsforblacklives is only the start of the change. Being a white male myself, I come from a lineage guilty of perpetuating racial injustice. In thinking about today’s podcast, I felt it was important to talk to someone about this topic. I know I have a lot to learn and I know there are things I can do to ensure equality in the future. Today we brought back one of our previous podcast guests, Jeremy Scott from Episode 36, where we dive into it. Before I introduce our guest, let me start by saying that I am not an expert in diversity, and I know I will unknowingly make mistakes in discussing the topic. Dialogue is crucial for all of us to learn how to discuss these issues, so while Jeremy eloquently speaks about growing up as a black gay male in America, know that I still have some work to do in how I discuss the topic. Jeremy Scott MS, MSIII is a third-year medical student at Ross University. Jeremy is a non-traditional medical student with a Master’s degree and experience working in retail for 5 years, as a research technician, as a lab supervisor, and as a teacher and professor. Jeremy has a passion for salsa dancing and running and is a contributor for Surviving Medicine with my favorite piece of his titled “Mental Health: Choosing to Prioritize Myself.” Jeremy was our guest back in Episode 36, where we discuss why he chose medicine. Today Professor Scott showed up. In this episode, we dive deep discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition from didactic to clinical years in school, what Caribbean schools are doing during the pandemic, his experience growing up in a historically racist town, and what I can do, as a white male, to improve the lives of those within the black community. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Pattern Life Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctor’s trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First,
Jun 8
1 hr 11 min
88. Gut Health and the Microbiome with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz MD, MSCI * Gastroenterologist * Gut Health Expert * Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Instagram  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  BOOK  |  Fiber Fueled 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. For all things Dr. B, make sure you go back to Episode 60 to hear about his story and his journey through medical education. In this episode, Dr. B is on to discuss his new book called Fiber Fueled, a plant-based gut health program for losing weight, restoring health, and optimizing your microbiome. Seeing as my PhD was in microbiome research, we take a different turn, discussing some of the science and a few things COVID. You can find Dr. B online at @theguthealthmd. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Pattern Life Shopping for disability insurance can be complicated and time consuming. Pattern believes doctors have more important things to do than spend hours sorting through numerous insurance options. This is why thousands of doctor’s trust Pattern to help them compare and understand the insurance they are buying. They do this in three simple steps: First, request your quotes online. Second, compare your options and ask questions. And third, apply risk-free. Be confident you have the right policy so that your income is protected. Request your disability insurance quotes with Pattern at patternlife.com/partner/survivingmedicine.
May 31
47 min
087: On the front lines, Coronavirus with Dr. Jay Mohan
Jay Mohan DO, RPVI * Interventional Cardiologist * Cardiologist * Internal Medicine * Board Certifications: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, RPVI, Nuclear Cardiology * Undergrad: University of Michigan * MedSchool: Nova Southeastern University * Residency: Swedish Covenant of Chicago * Fellowships: Michigan Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Doximity  |  LinkedIn  | Foundation Description: In the past few weeks, there has been a growing demand to bring on guests who are on the frontlines fighting the pandemic. Dr. Mohan is one of these physicians. He is an interventional cardiology fellow in Michigan, the son of a cardiologist, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and is a registered physician in Vascular Interpretation. Dr. Mohan attended undergrad at the University of Michigan, went to medical school at Nova Southeastern University, Residency at Swedish Covenant in Chicago, and is currently in his final weeks of his second fellowship. He is active on social media, posting daily about cardiology, and serves as the vice president for the Dr. Ramesh Kumar Foundation. In this episode, we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, what it is like working on the front lines of the pandemic, what he wishes more people knew about the disease COVID-19, what some of his advice is for medical students, and what drives him to work so hard every single day.
May 3
37 min
086: From Combat Veteran to Surgeon with Dr. Antonio Webb MD
Dr. Antonio Webb MD * Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Fellow * Orthopedic Surgeon * Combat Veteran * Author: “Overcoming the Odds“ * Undergrad: UT San Antonio * MedSchool: Georgetown University School of Medicine * Residency: UT San Antonio Health Science Center Youtube  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Website  |  Book  |  Facebook  | LinkTree Description: Dr. Webb is an Orthopedic Surgeon currently in his final training as an Orthopedic Spine Fellow. Dr. Webb grew up in the rough streets of Shreveport, Louisiana surrounded by drugs, gangs, & violence. At the end of high school, Dr. Webb joined the Air Force where he served as a medic. He went on to attend the University of Texas in San Antonio and complete his undergraduate degree in Biology. After 2 unsuccessful attempts to get into medical school, Dr. Webb got in on his third attempt, attending the Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at the UT San Antonio Health Science Center. Known for his large following on social media, his commitment to helping younger students and his large YouTube channel, Dr. Webb is a motivational speaker and is the author of the book “Overcoming the Odds” chronicling his arduous journey to becoming a physician. For links to Dr. Webb’s YouTube channel, his book, and his website make sure to check out our show notes. In this conversation today we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, how he remained committed to becoming a physician even after so many setbacks, why he loves being a mentor and resource to younger students, and how discipline and balance can help you achieve your dreams and live the life you want with a family and supportive community.
Apr 26
42 min
085: Healing in Medical Education with Dr. Justin Bullock
Dr. Justin Bullock MD, MPH * Internal Medicine Resident * Collegiate Athlete * Undergrad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology * GradSchool: University of California, Berkeley * MedSchool: University of California, San Francisco  Twitter Description: Dr. Bullock is a current Internal Medicine Resident in San Francisco, California. He grew up in Detroit Michigan, ran cross country at MIT graduating with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering, completed an Master of Public Health from UC Berkley, and finished his Medical Degree from UC San Francisco. Dr. Bullock is passionate about all things medical education, clinical clerkships, race, diversity in medicine and the inherent flaws in the grading systems in medical education. He is an active researcher, and recently published pieces titled “Healing a broken clerkship grading system”, “In pursuit of honors: a multi-institutional study of students’ perceptions of clerkship evaluation and grading,” and his most recent article that came out weeks ago in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Suicide—Rewriting my story”. Although a busy resident, Dr. Bullock is active on twitter and plans to stay in academia. In this conversation, we dive deep discussing his path to medicine, his journey through school as a collegiate runner, his personal journey through mental health, and the value of mentors, advisors, and knowing when to fight for your own health.
Apr 20
56 min
084: Residency Application Seminar by OrthoMentor 2020
Residency Application Webinar hosted by: OrthoMentor Instagram  |  OrthoMentor  |  Blog  |  Twitter  |  Research  |  Podcast Dr. Amiethab Aiyer MD Instagram  |  Research Dr. William Levine MD Instagram  |  Twitter Dr. Cara Cipriano MD Dr. Seth Dodds MD Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, MD Instagram Dr. Matt Varacallo MD Instagram Students: Caroline Granger & Kyle McCormick Description: This podcast episode is a little different than our normal episodes; it is a 1hour long residency application advice webinar that was put on by experts from around the US hosted by our previous podcast guest Dr. Aiyer and OrthoMentor. We wanted to bring you this webinar because during this pandemic, many of the 3rd year medical students have been wondering what the application season will be like next year. Many schools are already discussing canceling all Sub-Is for the year, something that will affect not only residency programs, but also the students who have been coordinating those rotations and audition rotations. While most of the experts in the episode are Orthopedic program directors, Orthopedic surgeons and foot and ankle experts, I found that it was applicable to all specialties. Personally, I want to go into Internal Medicine and specialize in GI, and I found this conversation not only informative, but it opened my eyes to parts of the application process and how it may change in the next 12 months. Surviving Medicine: If you haven’t checked out our website, make sure you head over to www.survivingmedicine.org there we have tons of content and where we are publishing articles every week on topics ranging from how to study, how to get into residency, to how to avoid burnout.
Apr 11
1 hr 4 min
083: The Science of the Coronavirus Pandemic with Dr. Rutland MD
Dr. Cedric ‘Jamie’ Rutland MD – Pulmonary / Critical Care * Pulmonologist * Critical Care Intensivist * WestCoastLung – Rutland Medical Group * Undergrad: University of California Davis * MedSchool: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine * Residency: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine * Fellowship: University of Kansas School of Medicine Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Youtube  |  Website Description: In an effort to cut through some of the literature on the pandemic, we asked our dear friend, pulmonologist and critical care intensivist, Dr. Jamie Rutland to be back on the podcast. If you are a regular listener, Dr. Rutland was a guest on Episode 73 were we discussed his path to medicine, the sacrifices he was forced to make to become a physician, why physicians need to learn to communicate better, and why every medical school should teach the business of medicine. Well today he is back and this is a short episode, but it is 100% SARS-CoV2 and the disease COVID-19. Here we discuss everything you need to know about the virus and the disease process and current treatments and potential drug targets. This episode really is for the medical student, resident, or physician who is struggling to keep up with all the new research on the virus. Dr. Rutland is an expert teacher and he breaks it all down for us. Dr. Rutland is a Pulmonary Critical Care Physician in Southern California. He attended College at the University of California Davis, attended Medical School and residency at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed fellowship at the University of Kansas for Pulmonary Critical Care. Dr. Rutland is triple board certified in Int Med, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and is the owner of WestCoastLung within the Rutland Medical Group. He is the Vice President of the association of healthcare social media is the National spokesperson for the American Lung Association and is popularly known for his social media presence on Instagram and on youtube where he hosts the show Medicine Deconstructed. Dr. Rutland is an interstitial lung disease expert with a passion for lung disease, sneakers, and teaching.
Mar 30
39 min
082: The Value of Mentorship with Dr. Amiethab Aiyer – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Amiethab Aiyer MD Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction * Undergrad: UC Berkley – Molecular Biology * MedSchool: Drexel University College of Medicine * Internship: Penn State Hershey Medical Center * Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Orthopaedic Surgery * Fellowship: The Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Instagram  |  OrthoMentor  |  Blog  |  Twitter  |  Research  |  Podcast Description: Dr. Aiyer, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction. He is Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service and is an assistant professor at the University of Miami Mill School of Medicine’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Aiyer completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from UC Berkley, went to Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Aiyer further specialized in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction and is an active mentor, blogger, and researcher looking at the prevention of arthritis. Along with Dr. Varacallo and Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Aiyer founded OrthoMentor, a medical student mentorship platform and podcast designed to help students get into residency. In this conversation we dive deep discussing the tragic loss of his mother and how it shaped his path to medicine, why he chose orthopaedic surgery, why he thinks mentorship is one of the most important parts of our medical training, and how he uses self-reflection to learn from the negative experiences in his life. This is one of those conversations I know I will be re-listening too in the coming weeks. Surviving Medicine: If you haven’t checked out our website, make sure you head over to www.survivingmedicine.org there we have tons of content and where we are publishing articles every week on topics ranging from how to study, how to get into residency, to how to avoid burnout. Sponsors: Modernizing Medicine Transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized to increase practice efficiency and improve patient outcomes—Modernizing Medicine® lives out their mission by empowering physicians and medical practices nationwide with an all-in-one suite of mobile, specialty-specific products and services. Built with insights from on-staff practicing physicians to address the clinical, financial and operational aspects of a practice, Modernizing Medicine offers innovative healthcare IT solutions including its flagship EHR system, EMA®, Practice Management, Business Operations Services, Analytics and more. With a focus on dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, ASCs and more, Modernizing Medicine works to shape how care is communicated and coordinated, helping to reduce physician burnout, improve lives and let healthcare providers focus more time on patients, not software. To learn more, visit modmed.com/surviving
Mar 17
1 hr 5 min
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