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Med Student Mentor: Standing Out in a Residency Interview
Residency interview season is here, and you’re probably getting nervous about an interview you’ve secured. How do you make yourself stand out from other applicants and put your best face forward? We interviewed Dr. Caroline Milne, the residency program director for internal medicine at the University of Utah to ask for advice.
Med Student Mentor: Beyond the Diagnosis—Implementing Fine Arts in Medical Education
Film presentations and art projects are usually not what you would expect to find at a medical school. But Dr. Gretchen Case from the University of Utah School of Medicine says this is a new and creative way of teaching the fundamentals of medicine that all medical students need to become a brilliant physician. Dr. Case talks about how she incorporates video and art in her class projects to better enhance her students’ medical education, and gives advice for other institutes that are looking to do the same.
Med Student Mentor: Considering an MD-PhD? Get the Inside Scoop from Someone Who Just Got One
Med Student Mentor, Andrew Meschter, talks to Ryan Craig MD-PhD about the
program, what it’s like, his experiences, and the advantages of the dual degree. He
also gets some tips for someone considering becoming a research scientist.
Med Student Mentor: Learning Spanish for Medical Practice
Many people take language classes at some point in their life, but there’s a big difference between passing required language tests and being proficient in a language in a working environment. Dr. David Gontrum is a physician who speaks Spanish every day in his clinic. In this podcast, he talks about the best way to learn Spanish and other foreign languages. He shares his experience with how, even after many years of speaking a language, some words can still get lost in translation—and that’s okay.
Med Student Mentor: Working With Hispanic Patients
As populations of immigrants in the United States grow, it’s important to not only understand differences in cultural practices, but also be willing to accept them as a physician. Dr. David Gontrum has spent many years working with Hispanic patients. He shares some lessons he’s learned over the years and the most important thing doctors should keep in mind when working with patients of different cultural backgrounds.
Med Student Mentor: Being a Politically Active Medical Student
Health care policy affects the way future physicians practice medicine, so as a med student you might be interested in getting involved. But where do you start? In this podcast, first year medical student John Sanchez interviews Nika Nour, a former House staffer. She provides some tips for where to start in your political endeavors, how to convey your messages to members of Congress and continuing to stay involved in issues you care about.