LDTB= Life as a Doctor to be
CC= CFMS Connection Podcast
RIM= Research in Medicine
Welcome to the Canadian Federation of Medical Students Podcast Series. We connect, support and represent our membership as they learn to serve patients and society. Our CFMS Podcast series is a collection of three separate series - Research in Medicine, Life as a Doctor To Be and the CFMS Connection podcast series.
RIM#7: Ophthalmology, Grants, PhDs & Wellness
This month the CFMS Research in Medicine Podcast interviews Dr. Agnes Wong. Dr. Wong is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an active staff ophthalmologist at the Hospital for Sick Children. In this episode, she reveals her secrets to successful grant writing; her opinion regarding the optimal timing of when to pursue a PhD; advice for medical students on career exploration & wellness; and more!
RIM#6: Cognitive Neurology with Dr. Finger
This month the CFMS Research in Medicine Podcast interviews Dr. Elizabeth Finger. Dr. Finger is a Professor of Neurology at Western University. In this episode we talk about her research on empathy in frontotemporal dementia and her pathway to becoming a clinician-scientist.
LDTB #12: Reflections
In episode 12 of the LDTB series, the 7 co-hosts reflect on the experiences they’ve had, lessons they’ve learned and memories they’ve made over the past year.
RIM #5: Pathway to Medicine with Dr. Wing
This month the CFMS Research in Medicine Podcast interviews Dr. Ana Wing. Dr. Wing is a Professor of Neurology at Queen’s University. In this episode we talk about her journey across the globe from medical school to becoming a new faculty member in 2020.
LDTB #11: Professionalism
In episode 11 of the LDTB series, Karine and Lucas discuss their definitions of professionalism. They explore the ways that notions of professionalism play out in clinical settings and on social media. Lastly, the co-hosts delve into how cultural differences and the hospital hierarchy can make professionalism challenging to navigate.
CC#9: Reference Letters: what you should know now
Reference letters (aka letters of reference) are another component to the CaRMS R1 Application. This component is of particular interest because it's not something you can start a week before the application is due...or even when the application opens. The foundation for good letters of reference come throughout your clerkship rotation, so tune into this episode to hear what should start thinking about now. In this episode, we interview Dr. Melanie Lewis, associate Dean of Learner Advocacy & Wellness at the University of Alberta. She chats about the best way to ask for letters, who you should ask/from what specialties, how to gently remind physicians who haven't submitted your letter when the deadline approaches, and much more.
This podcast is informative, organized, and well-produced!