Learn about all the things that you wish you were taught about the practice of neurology. The podcast will cover types of careers (academics, private practice, locums, concierge neurology, etc.), contracts and worth, promotional development and CV building, continuing medical education and maintenance of certification, visas, billing, challenges on the job, work/life balance, and more. Creator and Executive Producer: Sara Schaefer; Associate editors: Katherine Fu, Sana Aslam, Sagari Bette, Parneet Grewal, Proleta Datta, Thu Vu, Kim Robeson, Aparna Prabhu Sandeep, Katie Moore; Music: Audrey Nath; Artwork: Shivani Ghoshal
Types of Careers: Joining the Military
In this episode, Sara Schaefer discusses joining the military with neurologists Jennifer Crum Bailey and Rachel Rosenbaum, who were both involved in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) through the US armed forces. Learn about how and when you can join, perks, logistics, things to consider, and what they enjoy most about their careers.
Types of Careers: Locums
Sagari Betté discusses the ins and outs of locums tenens with pediatric neurologist Dr. Lindsay Dudeck.
Types of Careers: US Department of Defense
Sara Schaefer discusses working at the US Department of Defense and other career paths within the US government with neuroinfectious disease physician Dr. Ana-Claire Meyer.
Finances of Practice: Outpatient Billing and Coding
Sara Schaefer gets into the details of outpatient billing and coding including time vs. medical decision-making based billing, current procedural terminology (CPT) codes, modifiers, diagnostic codes, what happens on the insurance company end, and strategies to bill correctly but maximally for your practice. Guests Marc Nuwer, Neurophysiology Department Head at UCLA and member of the CPT and Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) Advisory Panels, and Rohit Marawar, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University. Disclaimer: This podcast is an overview. Billing and coding rules depend on your state and the insurance company of the patient. Confer with your own billing department for details.
Navigating the Visa System: J1
Dr. Proleta Datta discusses the complexities of work visas for international medical graduate physicians with Jan Pederson, Attorney in Washington, DC and physician immigration expert and Dr. Aparna Prabhu Sandeep who is the Neurology Residency Program Director at Einstein Healthcare in Philadelphia. In this episode they focus on J1 visas and intricacies of J1 waivers.
Types of Careers: Telemedicine
Sara Schaefer discusses the ins and outs of telemedicine, including day-to-day practice, credentialing and reimbursement, quality of life, and more, with telestroke physician Theresa Sevilis and outpatient teleneurologist Maria Ramirez Hubbard.
Must Listen Podcast
For neurologists, or even physicians in general, this podcast shares insights on career-related subjects that are not formally taught to us in training. The subject variety so far has been excellent. Thank you so much for providing this resource!
A Neurology Program Director
Essential listening for anyone starting their career in neurology! High quality and high yield!
Excellent podcast, the information is extremely helpful for me as a fellow looking for my first job. Thank you!