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Hello! My name is Michaele Garrison, host of Dear DO podcast. I am a current 4th year osteopathic and incoming PGY-1 Neurology resident. My journey to medical school was chaotic to say the least, as it lacked structure as well as mentorship. When I looked online at other people’s experiences, I felt inadequate and lost. In a world of instagram-worthy medical content, it’s easy to feel subpar. Through my podcast, I hope those pursuing medicine will feel more seen and have the mentorship I wish I had.

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Hello! My name is Michaele Garrison, host of Dear DO podcast. I am a current 4th year osteopathic and incoming PGY-1 Neurology resident. My journey to medical school was chaotic to say the least, as it lacked structure as well as mentorship. When I looked online at other people’s experiences, I felt inadequate and lost. In a world of instagram-worthy medical content, it’s easy to feel subpar. Through my podcast, I hope those pursuing medicine will feel more seen and have the mentorship I wish I had.

    32 - As a Parent and Hopeful Physician, is Medical School Worth it?

    32 - As a Parent and Hopeful Physician, is Medical School Worth it?

    This episode, Dr. Herrell and I dive into a question from a listener who asked us about having a family during medical school. Can you have a family while pursuing medicine? Is it worth it? Does instagram romanticize being a parent and physician? What about PA school or NP school? And what is Grapico..?



    All this and more :) and as always, submit your own question at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfibaaN3R2PydLaHM0Ooh7lvPDtr2b8NfdV-QsUFnFCK6s6Rw/viewform?usp=pp_url



    Your question might get answered on the podcast!

    • 29 min
    31 - Stop Glamorizing Burnout!

    31 - Stop Glamorizing Burnout!

    Burnout!!! In this week's episode, Dr. Herrell, MD and I discuss the intricacies of burnout, abuse, and the glamorization of it all. Primarily centering our focus on the "You signed up for this" narrative mixed with attention seeking on the internet, and how it makes us all just feel lousy. The heart of this discussion can be traced back to the origin of residency and it's invention by William Osler, a pretty bad dude, which we'll explain. We also talk about the role of burnout in the rise of Med Spas and how that relates to the 1970s novel, The House of God.



    ****Trigger warning for suicide****



    Original recording and production by Michaele Garrison, DO.

    Original music by Kalon.

    • 42 min
    30 - Finding a Good Fit In Your ERAS Era!

    30 - Finding a Good Fit In Your ERAS Era!

    Hello lovely humans! Very excited about this week's episode, I tackle your questions from social media regarding ERAS applications for residency. This episode brought back so many memories for me, but the biggest take away is about FIT! If you have a scenario you'd like my two cents on, or just need to vent and hear me muse with you about it, check out the google form below!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfibaaN3R2PydLaHM0Ooh7lvPDtr2b8NfdV-QsUFnFCK6s6Rw/viewform?usp=pp_url

    Original music by Kalon. Recording, editing, and production by Michaele Garrison, DO.

    • 30 min
    29 - And That's Residency Season, Baby!

    29 - And That's Residency Season, Baby!

    This week I want to give the highlights of the residency interview trail, from open houses to letters of intent and everything inbetween! Not sure what to expect during a meet and greet? What questions to ask? I got you. This short and sweet episode is your TLDR summary, essential for all 4th year medical students.



    A few of the highlights:

    MEET AND GREET: This is where you can ask questions like “what do you and your co-residents do for fun in the area?” “What was intern year like” “How frequently do you and your cointerns hang out” “What was the last time someone brought an issue to leadership and what was the outcome?” “How often do residents go over the work hour limit?” “Favorite things about your program?” “why did you choose this program?” “What do you feel this program could work on?”



    IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfibaaN3R2PydLaHM0Ooh7lvPDtr2b8NfdV-QsUFnFCK6s6Rw/viewform?usp=pp_url



    Original music by Kalon.

    Production and recording by Michaele Garrison, DO.

    • 23 min
    28 - How to Befriend Your Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Howard Herrell, MD

    28 - How to Befriend Your Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Howard Herrell, MD

    This week we answered a question submitted by a listener, how exciting! If you didn't know this before, answering all of your questions in this kind of format is *quite literally* why I started this podcast. This week, I was accompanied by Dr. Herrell, MD to answer a letter about imposter syndrome, self-esteem, and anxiety within the realm of shadowing and clinical rotations as the writer enters medical school.



    Dr. Herrell and I discuss proper shadowing/rotation etiquette, such as being prompt, on time and having the right decorum. We challenge the writer and those listening to shift your perspective when it comes to dealing with preceptors who don't seem overtly enthusiastic about your presence. Then we tackle the beast that is imposter syndrome and see it through the scope of awareness rather than insecurity. We discuss how imposter syndrome is just the reality that keeps us humble and hungry to learn and grow! Dr. Herrell shares some of his knowledge regarding the Dunning Kreuger effect, and how incompetence and false confidence leads to a one-way ticket to Mount Stupid. And of course, a discussion about anxiety would not be complete without the good ole Yerkes-Dodson curve.

    Whatever stage of the journey you're currently in, you will want to give this episode a listen.

    If you would like your questions answered, as Jane had hers answered, please submit your questions to @Dear.DO.pod on instagram.

    For more information and to submit completely anonymously, please visit DearDOpod.com.

    Original music by Kalon. Recording and production by Michaele Garrison, DO.

    • 36 min
    27 - Residency is a Marathon, Not a Sprint with Dr. Ashley Hamati, DO

    27 - Residency is a Marathon, Not a Sprint with Dr. Ashley Hamati, DO

    In this second half of the conversation with Dr. Ashley Hamati, we go more in depth about her schedule as a PGY-1 OBGYN resident. She gives us the breakdown of her day in the life, what rotations she loved the most, her most proud moments in OBGYN and more! If OB isn't your thing, don't worry about it. Ashley and I talk about how to stay fit and healthy during residency, making time for the things we love, and most of all, having a work-life-balance! She tells us the best investment you can make as a resident physician, and how to survive a 24 hour call shift.

    Whether you're into OBGYN or not, you do not want to skip over this episode!

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    Original music by Kalon. Recording and production by Michaele Garrison, DO.

    For more information, please visit DearDOpod.com

    • 33 min

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