On the most popular alternative path to becoming a doctor, the journey of a Caribbean medical student is fraught with ups and downs. From sleepless nights and dizzying lectures, to the overwhelming relief upon passing Step 1, and the Olympic euphoria of matching into the residency of your dreams. Dextrocardia tells this story through conversations with medical students, faculty, and medical practitioners. We dispel common misconceptions about Caribbean medical schools, and give practical advice to students in basic science, clinicals, and undergrad.
Episode 18: Dr. Kristin Miller - UMHS Alumni Association president
Dr. Kristin Miller was in the first graduating class of UMHS in 2011. She comes on the podcast to share her experience, what she’s done since graduation, and why she wanted to start up the UMHS Alumni Association.
Dr. Miller completed a residency at Florida State University Family Residency Program at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida. She is now a family physician, life coach and motivational speaker in Oklahoma.
Follow Dr. Miller on Instagram @doctor_k_miller and visit her website https://drkristinmiller.com/
Episode 17: Lujain Qureshi - Introduction to Clinical Medicine
UMHS medical student Lujain Qureshi talks about her experience in Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) and explains what standard patient encounters are and how to excel at them.
Episode 16: Lisette Lerma - Lessons from a pathology TA
UMHS student Lisette Lerma talks about her experience as a Pathology I TA and gives tips and advice on how to succeed in pathology in Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 16.
Episode 15: Milagros Rivera Cora - Lessons from a physiology TA
Milagros "Mila" I. Rivera Cora is a Puerto-Rican second year medical student at UMHS, where she TA's the Physiology course. Listen in as Mila shares tips for how to succeed in this difficult medical school class.
Episode 14: Caroline Vargas - Lessons from an Epidemiology TA
With public health and a historic pandemic on everyone's minds, epidemiology couldn't be more important in the state of medicine. Epidemiology TA Caroline Vargas shares her tips and tricks to succeed in this relevant and crucial course.
Episode 13: Divya Krishnan - How to maximize Med 3 and 4 through extracurriculars and electives abroad
Find out how to get the most out of your clinical rotations. UMHS alumni, Dr. Divya Krishnan talks about her medical school experience pursuing extensive extracurricular activity and clinical electives abroad.
Great info for med students!