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A pre-med club for everyone, I Want to Be a Doctor gives listeners an invitation into the often privileged and impenetrable world of becoming a physician. Join host Dr. Robin Dickinson MD as she answers questions from medical hopefuls or curious bystanders. Whether you are in medical school trying to choose a specialty or in elementary school dreaming of your career, there are episodes for you!

I Want to Be a Doctor Dr. Robin Dickinson MD

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A pre-med club for everyone, I Want to Be a Doctor gives listeners an invitation into the often privileged and impenetrable world of becoming a physician. Join host Dr. Robin Dickinson MD as she answers questions from medical hopefuls or curious bystanders. Whether you are in medical school trying to choose a specialty or in elementary school dreaming of your career, there are episodes for you!

    18- How to Choose a Medical Specialty?

    18- How to Choose a Medical Specialty?

    Today's question is from a 3rd year medical who asks: Help! Everyone on my rotations keeps asking me what I'm going into and I DON'T KNOW! How do I choose a specialty?!
    Well I wish I could give you a simple answer. Take this test, sort yourself into the correct Hogwarts house, hold this thing in your hand and it will turn the color of...
    But no, I'm going to start by saying there's no wrong answer but there's no right answer. Kind of like

    • 8 min
    17-Mini-Embryology?!?!

    17-Mini-Embryology?!?!

    Today's question is from a first year medical student who asks "I'm so confused with embryology. What do I do?"

    As someone who is still confused with embryology, let me tell you, you are not alone. I don't know any practicing physicians who are really clear on embryology unless they did research in the field before medical school. It's a really confusing subject.

    It helps to

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    • 3 min
    16-Manage Time

    16-Manage Time

    Today's question is from a college freshman who asks: How do you remember to do all the things on your calendar? I'm constantly forgetting to do something.
    Yeah, me too. Which is why I don't rely on my memory at all. Ever.
    I know a lot of people who try to remember to do things and that's totally fine if it works for you. For me, my brain is so overloaded with everything else that I just can't. And if you can't either, that's okay.

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    • 7 min
    15- Passing Out

    15- Passing Out

    Today's question is from a first year medical student who asks "Did you ever pass out during a procedure?"
    Why yes, I did! And I'm here to tell you that you can have a tendency to pass out, overcome it, and no one will remember long term that it was you.

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    • 4 min
    14-What Training for Whom?

    14-What Training for Whom?

    Today's question is from an 8th grader who asks what is the difference between a doctor, a nurse practitioner, a nurse, and a physician’s assistant?
    You are not the only person who wonders that! It can be very confusing understanding all the different roles in caring for a patient.
    The two main differences are the training and what the person is able to do.

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    • 11 min
    13-Being Human

    13-Being Human

    Today's question is from a number of you who asked, “Where have you been the last couple weeks? Why haven’t any new episodes dropped?” So today I’m going to talk about something that most physicians and aspiring physicians struggle with. Being human.

    So to answer the easy part of this. Where I’ve been the last two weeks was recovering from a concussion and then covid.

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    • 5 min

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