Inspiring medical education success in the clinical setting and residency through interviews with doctors and other subject matter experts designed to educate med students. Host, Chase DiMarco, is your clinical rotations resource for medicine, healthcare, clerkships, and other hot topics.
3.7 Boys’ Club vs Women in Radiology with Barbara Hamilton MD
Dr. Barbara Hamilton, a radiologist and physician leader, aims to demystify what life is like as a woman in the male-dominated field of radiology.
[01:19] How Dr. Hamilton is Changing Medicine and Medical Education for the Better [02:20] Stats on Diversification Within Different Medical Fields [04:40] Special Tips for Women Interested in Interventional Radiology [09:49] Resources and Tips for Students on Rotation. [14:14] Finding Your Place In Medicine [20:35] Things to Look out for During Residency
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3.6 Radiology Clerkships, Women in Medicine with Nisha Mehta MD
Dr. Nisha Mehta discusses changing the culture of medicine by creating open conversations about burnout, work life balance, and financial literacy.
[01:01] How Dr. Mehta is Changing Medicine for the Better [03:08] Physician Side Gigs and Entrepreneurship [05:36] Current Health Care Landscape for Women in Medicine [09:19] Work Life Balance as a Physician [14:59] Personal Finance Affects Work Life Balance [19:10] How to Prepare for Radiology Clerkship [22:35] How to Study for Radiology Exams [24:57] Tips for Choosing Your Medical Specialization [28:59] Focus on Being the Best Doctor You Can Be
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3.5 High Yield Graduate Medical Education Highlights with Kathleen Timme MD
Dr. Kathleen Timme discusses health literacy— why you need to have effective communication with your patients, activate the learner, and set yourself up to receive feedback.
[01:16] How Kathleen Branched Into the GME Spectrum [03:22] Health Literacy [07:54] The Small Group Teaching [12:18] Kathleen's Personal Experience in the Medicine World [13:21] Activating the Leaner [16:01] How to be a Good Feedback Recipient
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3.4 Get Productive with Residency Director Sarah Hart-Unger MD
Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger shares time management and productivity tips as well as ways on how to make your CV stand out for residency applications
[01:27] How Dr. Hart-Unger Is Changing Medicine for the Better [03:05] Planning for the Upcoming Academic Year [07:01] Clinical Experience and Residency Matching During COVID-19 [12:10] How to Make Your CV Stand Out [19:06] Productivity and Planning Tips
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3.3 Sleeping on the Job - Sleep Medicine and Telehealth with Joseph Krainin, M.D., FAASM
Dr. Joseph Krainin, MD, FAASM, founder of Singular Sleep, discusses his background in sleep medicine and shares advice for students interested in it.
[01:12] How Dr. Krainin Is Changing Medicine for the Better [06:50] Sleep Disorders in Medical Training [10:41] The Varied Pathways in Sleep Medicine [14:27] Most Common Sleep Disorders [20:44] Advice for Med Students Considering Sleep Medicine [22:02] The Future of Sleep Medicine
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3.2 Imperfect Parenting and Pediatric Clerkships with Jeremy Toffle MD of ImperfectDadMD
Dr. Jeremy Toffle discusses choosing pediatrics as a specialty, supporting parents through his blog, and the changes in clinical medicine during the pandemic.
[01:06] How Dr. Toffle Is Changing Medicine for the Better [05:22] The Difference between University Hospital and Clinical Rotations [06:28] The Personality Traits of Pediatricians [08:08] The Hardest Parts of Pediatrics [09:06] Changes in Clinical Medicine During the Pandemic [11:06] Advice for Med Students Considering Pediatrics [12:48] Why Dr. Toffle Started Imperfect Dad, MD
Today, Chase DiMarco talks to Dr. Jeremy Toffle, MD. Dr. Toffle is a pediatrician in Nebraska that runs the Imperfect Dad, MD blog. Through this medium, he brings his parenting and medical experience together to let parents know that they are not alone in the struggle. In this episode, Chase talks to Dr. Toffle about choosing pediatrics as a specialty, supporting parents through his blog and the changes in clinical medicine during the pandemic.
Why Dr. Toffle Chose Pediatrics Dr. Toffle has always enjoyed being around children. Following his experience in summer camps and being a camp counsellor, Dr. Toffle became more comfortable with being around kids. Pediatric procedure also drew him to the specialty.
Pediatrics and Personalities Doctors in pediatrics are often stereotyped as bubbly and super-approachable, which is not always the case. Dr. Toffle was partly drawn to the specialty because of the difficulty he experienced getting adult patients to comply with his advice and recommendations. He describes the role of a pediatrician as effectively a middle-man between kids and their parents.
Changes in Medicine During the Pandemic The field of pediatrics has changed in big and small ways in response to the pandemic. Telemedicine and Zoom are being used for wellness checks and the physical examinations are postponed as necessary. Children who are on long-term medications like ADHD meds are most suited for these remote check-ups and there is often no reason for them to physically be in the doctor’s office. Dr. Toffle predicts that healthcare will continue to use telemedicine and Zoom for checkups that permit them to long after the pandemic has passed.
Advice for Students Preparing for Pediatric Rotations and Considering Pediatrics as a Specialty Dr. Toffle thinks it is important for students to understand that children are not “little adults” and that their biology is different. He urges students preparing for pediatric rotations to read up on the developmental milestones and check what their classmates have already learned from their rotations.
Pediatric rotations will not be like any of the other rotations. Coming into the rotations with confidence and an open mind will go a long way. Students should look at pediatrics as a completely different world and a completely different type of medicine compared to everything they have learned.
When dealing with adult patients and their health, there are many lifestyle choices like smoking, diet and physical fitness that need to be considered. Kids are a blank slate and physicians have the rare opportunity of helping their patients earlier on in their lives to get them to be healthier adults.
Imperfect Dad, MD Dr. Toffle started his blog Imperfect Dad, MD early on in the pandemic in an attempt to contribute more at a time he felt parents needed the support. Parents often think pediatricians do everything perfectly when it comes to their children, which is not true. In his blog, Dr. Toffle takes what he knows from his job and being a parent to let other parents know where he has not done a good job. Admitting to his own blunders and flaws takes a lot of weight off parents who feel pressure to be perfect in everything.
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