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Featuring two medical students, Victoria and Gloria, each taking a gap year before their 4th and final year of medical school. Here they discuss all things medical education, burnout, self-care and their gap year goals - both personal and professional. These future MDs take you along their gap year journeys as they mold their careers and rage against “The Grind.” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindthegappod/support

Mind the Gap Victoria Rizzuto & Gloria Singleton

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Featuring two medical students, Victoria and Gloria, each taking a gap year before their 4th and final year of medical school. Here they discuss all things medical education, burnout, self-care and their gap year goals - both personal and professional. These future MDs take you along their gap year journeys as they mold their careers and rage against “The Grind.” Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindthegappod/support

    3. Married to the Gap

    3. Married to the Gap

    Please welcome MTG's first guest! In this episode, Gloria speaks to her husband Franco about what it's like being married to a medical student. Together they explore the impact of medical education on a couple, noting the positives and negatives, and how these may or may not be different during a gap year. Tune in next episode to hear Victoria's fiancé's perspective on the matter! 


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    • 31 min
    2. "The Grind"

    2. "The Grind"

    In this episode, Victoria and Gloria tackle "The Grind." What is it? Where does it come from? Why is it so present in medical education and can this change? Listen in to hear our takes on what The Grind is and why we should resist this mindset. Stay tuned until the end to find out how the girls did with last week's self-care goals!




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    • 39 min
    1. But...what if I didn't?

    1. But...what if I didn't?

    In this first episode, get to know your hosts, Victoria and Gloria. The girls get open and honest about their respective struggles that have brought them to where they are today. Learn how they realized they needed a break from medical school and how they chose what they'll be doing during it. Keep listening to hear their self care tasks for the week, including a spicy secret! (Sorry mom)

    Show Notes

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    An introduction to the us, our decisions to take gap years, and our gap year plans.

    00:28- Intro to us

    1:23- Intro to how medical education is supposed to look, and how we’re doing things differently

    3:08- Why Victoria chose to do a gap year

    10:08- How Victoria chose her gap year plans

    18:11- Why Gloria chose to do a gap year

    28:35- How Gloria chose her gap year plans

    35:45- Wellness/Self care segment



    Medical Education Overview

    - Med school is divided into two parts: preclinical & clinical

    - The Preclinical portion involves classes in the basic sciences as well as anatomy and physiology of each organ system in the human body.

    - The Clinical portion takes place 3rd & 4th year and involves a year of “core”/required rotations in different areas of medicine such as pediatrics, surgery, Ob/Gyn.

    - During these rotations you are graded both on your day-to-day performance and by an exam at the end of each rotation.

    - The 4th and last year is made up of elective clinical rotations and sub-internships or “sub-I’s” which are rotations when you take on the role of a first year resident or “intern”.

    - There are 2 “National Board” exams taken during medical school: Step 1 and Step 2 that you have to pass to be eligible to be a licensed physician.

    - During your 4th year of medical school you apply to residency which is a training program in the medical field you want to specialize in. In the US, residency is required to practice medicine in any meaningful way as a physician.

    - Clinical grades, Step 1 & Step 2 scores, extracurricular activities such as volunteering, and research experience are all important parts of the residency application.

    We are deviating from the typical medical education path by taking a gap year at the beginning of our 4th year. We’ve completed our core clinical rotations but are not applying to residency this summer like the rest of our class.


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    • 39 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Meet your hosts Victoria and Gloria and get to know a little bit about Mind the Gap. We hope to see you back next Monday!


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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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Franco Tartaglia ,

Great Podcast!

Great first podcast! Love the dynamic between the two hosts and excited to subscribe and get more!

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