Hi I’m Ross Tanick, fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Rocky Vista University in Colorado. This podcast features interviews and stories with primary care physicians from a variety of backgrounds and involved in many different styles of practice (mental health, addiction and pain, rural practice, OMM/OMT, geriatrics, pediatrics, lifestyle med, preventive medicine, etc). We dive into the journey to become a physician and choosing a specialty, as well as hear fun stories and compelling cases being presented. No matter your interest in medicine, I think you’ll find it interesting.
Levi Sundermeyer, MD – program director at a family medicine residency
Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Dr. Levi Sundermeyer, graces this episode of the Primary Care Podcast. We sat down in his office to have a long discussion about the residency application, interview, and matching process from the point of view of a PD. We also discuss his additional OB training, his time as an active duty physician in the United States Air Force, and being faculty and OB fellowship director of a family med residency. A lot of good stuff in this one!
Check out these two videos discussed in the podcast that make the matching process relatively simple and understandable:
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Kathy Vidlock, MD – sports medicine
Sports Medicine!! If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will. This episode was a delightful, in-person(!) interview with Dr. Kathy Vidlock. She did her residency in family medicine and practiced as a family doctor for 10 years prior to completing a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Iowa. She has worn many hats throughout her career and we talk about many of them including being a team physician, a PCP, a sports med specialist, ultrasound guru, and a preceptor for residents. Speaking of residents, be sure to check out the previous 3 episodes which are with resident physicians talking about applying to residency and being a resident in family and internal medicine. You can listen on any podcast platform including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and plenty more. Thanks friends, hope you enjoy.
Kristina Hulen, MD — all things residency with a PGY-2 in family medicine
This fantastic episode is with Kristina Hulen, MD who is a second-year family medicine resident at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. We discuss the ins and outs of family medicine residency, including the journey to get there. She gives us a break down of her day to day life, as well as a more zoomed out view of the overall timeline of her three years of training. She also talks about her passions within the field such as palliative care. Many other topics as well!
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Michal Klepadlo, DO – applying to residency, clinical reasoning, and mentorship in medicine
This episode of the Primary Care Podcast is with internal medicine intern, Dr. Michal Klepadlo. He recently started residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. We discuss many things in this episode including how to set yourself up to apply to residency, his love of clinical reasoning and how to improve your skills, his appreciation for the power of touch, evidence-based medicine, and many other topics. Great insights from a doc who navigated the difficult waters of going through the residency application cycle during the COVID pandemic and was able to secure a great residency. Good luck to Dr. Mike and to everyone else out there taking exams, applying to residency, starting residency, or embarking on any other new journey in healthcare. Thanks for listening. Enjoy.
Colleen Maher, OMS IV — applying to and matching family medicine programs
In this episode, fourth-year medical student and soon-to-be osteopathic physician, Colleen Maher, details her journey through third and fourth year of medical school including doing 5 sub-internships, applying to and interviewing with residency programs, and matching at her top choice family medicine residency program. We also discuss how to sell yourself, burn out in medicine, and career outlooks within the broad scope of family medicine. Subscribe, leave a review, and share with friends and family. Thanks for listening.
Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH — diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine
Great episode just released with Dr. Cleveland Piggott! He is a family physician and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He talks about being a black man in medicine and many issues of diversity in medicine. I, personally, learned a lot from talking to Dr. Piggott and hope you all enjoy our discussion. Get out in your community and take some action and help make change!
Can’t give enough stars!
Ross gets the best guests on this show and asks phenomenal questions.
This podcast has been a phenomenal resource for not just my clinical rotations but also my journey as a family medicine residency applicant!
Ross knows how to podcast like victor Wooten knows how to play the bass
This podcast has opened my eyes and makes me respect doctors so much more.