10 episodes

"On Call With RK.md" is a podcast dedicated to all aspects of medical training - from admissions and clinical pearls to philosophies about medicine and team-based, patient-centered care, Dr. Rishi Kumar uses his experience as a board certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and critical care physician to delve into the realities of life as an academic clinician.

On Call With RK.md Rishi Kumar, MD

    • Education
    • 4.9, 32 Ratings

"On Call With RK.md" is a podcast dedicated to all aspects of medical training - from admissions and clinical pearls to philosophies about medicine and team-based, patient-centered care, Dr. Rishi Kumar uses his experience as a board certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and critical care physician to delve into the realities of life as an academic clinician.

    Episode 014 – COVID ICU Attending

    Episode 014 – COVID ICU Attending

    I was pulled from my clinical duties as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist to start my time as a critical care attending a bit early in light of COVID-19’s rampant spread throughout the greater Houston area. After completing my first week on service, I’ve come to realize how devastating this disease is from a medical and social standpoint. Families who have to be updated solely over the phone/video conference about their loved one dying from hypoxia and acidosis. Previously healthy patients succumbing to multisystem organ failure. Feeling like we just don’t know enough about COVID-19 or “good” therapies because… we don’t. […]

    • 17 min
    Episode 013 – Tips For Intern Physicians

    Episode 013 – Tips For Intern Physicians

    With July right around the corner, I wanted to go over some tips for soon-to-be interns as they embark on their graduate medical education! Please check out the full post I wrote at the end of my intern year for more tips.

    • 15 min
    Episode 012 – Flexibility As An Attending In Academics

    Episode 012 – Flexibility As An Attending In Academics

    Of all characteristics, I think flexibility is perhaps the most desired attribute of an attending in academic medicine. Knowing how to balance trainee autonomy with protecting the patient, being a good educator, and providing timely feedback are all promoted by having a flexible approach to one’s practice. Drop me a comment with your thoughts on this podcast!

    • 9 min
    Episode 011 – My First Six Months As An Attending

    Episode 011 – My First Six Months As An Attending

    It’s been over six months since I’ve been an attending cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist! Listen to this episode where I discuss what I learned in that time as new faculty and things I did to be successful. […]

    • 20 min
    Episode 010 – How I Studied During Training

    Episode 010 – How I Studied During Training

    Throughout the course of my collegiate and medical training, the manner in which I’ve studied has evolved tremendously. In this podcast, I’ll share this process and outline how I study these days. Check out this post with book references too! […]

    • 8 min
    Episode 009 – Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Devices

    Episode 009 – Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Devices

    Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated with each passing year. In this episode, I’ll briefly cover some of the basics for intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), Impella, CentriMag, ProtekDuo, TANDEMHEART, and ECMO. As always, drop me a comment with your questions and thoughts! […]

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Luvapicunurse :)) ,

Amazing Educator

Great medical/educational content. I always look forward to your new podcasts. Thanks for all you do to Rishi!!!

P.S. Andy is so adorable. 🐶

Gerads ,

great podcast

Great stuff. fantastic medical educator. Can’t wait for more episodes to be released.

Gerald @ GrepMed

Brianna Emoji ,

Genius

Rishi is as humble and knowledgeable an educator as they come. Very useful knowledge disseminated in an approachable manner.

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