100 episodes

Physicians with admission committee experience share tips, strategies, and experiences to help premed students succeed at becoming a doctor. Guest speakers provide insight into applying to medical school, selecting a medical specialty, and applying for residency. The Prospective Doctor podcast is for anyone considering, or on the path to, practicing medicine!

Prospective Doctor (from MedSchoolCoach‪)‬ Erkeda DeRouen, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 38 Ratings

Physicians with admission committee experience share tips, strategies, and experiences to help premed students succeed at becoming a doctor. Guest speakers provide insight into applying to medical school, selecting a medical specialty, and applying for residency. The Prospective Doctor podcast is for anyone considering, or on the path to, practicing medicine!

    How Driving Lyft Helped Me Lift my MCAT Score

    How Driving Lyft Helped Me Lift my MCAT Score

    Erkeda DeRouen talks to Corey Andrews, a two-time alumnus from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Neuroscience and a Masters in Chemistry, specializing in Biochemistry. He decided during his Masters that he wanted to pursue medicine and he shares his tips on how we was able to pass the MCAT with flying colors.
    [00:22] Introducing Corey Andrews [02:34] MCAT Tips [06:29] Balancing Work with Study [11:20] Things to Avoid When Studying for the MCAT [16:09] Best Piece of Advice [21:24] Closing Notes Full show notes

    • 22 min
    Thinking Outside of the Sandbox to Address Pediatric SDOH

    Thinking Outside of the Sandbox to Address Pediatric SDOH

    Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo, a pediatrician with 14 years of experience practicing across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. She is also the CEO and founder of two organizations: Melanin & Medicine and Strong Children Wellness. 
    Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo about how her social enterprises aim to improve the social determinants of health and the journey behind each one.

    [00:38] Dr. Uwemedimo’s Medical Journey and Background
    [02:04] Why Pediatrics?
    [04:03] Melanin & Medicine
    [12:16] Strong Children Wellness
    [22:25] What Dr. Uwemedimo would Change about Healthcare
    [26:16] Dr. Uwemedimo’s Passions Outside of Medicine
    [28:27] Dr. Uwemedimo’s Advice to Pre-Meds and Medical Students Full show notes

    • 32 min
    Renaissance Doctor

    Renaissance Doctor

    Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Eva Cesnek, a practicing family medicine physician for 15 years. She is also a nutritionist, a podcast host, and a bestselling author. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Cesnek about her medical journey and her apprenticeship experience in infertility medicine.
    [00:54] Dr. Cesnek’s Medical Journey and Background [04:04] Why Family Medicine? [05:40] Infertility Medicine and Technology [12:23] Don’t Delay Family Planning [14:40] Ways to Practice Family Medicine [17:09] Dr. Cesnek’s Passions Outside of Medicine [21:36] Dr. Cesnek’s Advice to Pre-meds and Medical Students Full show notes

    • 25 min
    Overcoming Obstacles in Medicine and Obesity

    Overcoming Obstacles in Medicine and Obesity

    Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Alicia Shelly, a board certified internal medicine and obesity medicine physician. She is also the host of the Back on Track: Overcoming Weight Regain podcast. For more than 7 years now, she has been helping people lose and maintain weight to achieve better health.
    Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Shelly about her medical journey, obesity medicine, and tips for how to stay in shape with a hectic schedule.
    [00:34] Dr. Shelly’s Medical Journey and Background [06:25] Why Internal Medicine? [14:33] Obesity Medicine [18:22] Staying Healthy with a Busy Schedule [25:50] Dr. Shelly’s Passions Outside of Medicine [30:42] Dr. Shelly’s Advice to Pre-meds and Medical Students Full show notes

    • 33 min
    End of Life

    End of Life

    Erkeda DeRouen welcomes back Dr. Qiratulanne “Annie” Khan, who is a board certified and globally trained family physician. She also holds a master’s degree in public health. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Khan about end of life care, her experience working with Navajo patients, and her preference for palliative care outside of the hospital.
    [00:31] Dr. Khan’s Medical Journey and Background [03:55] Memorable Experiences with End of Life Patients [09:23] Diverse Cultural Meanings of Death and Quality of Life [13:58] Communication of Prognosis [21:19] Palliative Care at Home [26:30] How to Gain Experience with End of Life Care [31:35] Dr. Khan’s Advice to Pre-meds and Medical Students Full show notes

    • 33 min
    Emergency Physician and CEO of UR Caring Docs

    Emergency Physician and CEO of UR Caring Docs

    Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Tamara Beckford, a board-certified emergency physician in Houston, Texas. She has been practicing emergency medicine for more than a decade now across America. In 2020, she founded UR Caring Docs which is a telemedicine service, platform, and community that aims to promote wellness and combat medical misinformation online.
    Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Tamara Beckford about what it’s like in the ER during the pandemic and her advocacy for self-care with UR Caring Docs.


    [00:35] Dr. Beckford’s  Medical Journey and Background [02:47] Why Emergency Medicine? [07:05] Working at the ER during COVID-19 [14:58] UR Caring Docs [18:54] What Dr. Beckford would Change about Healthcare [21:50] Dr. Beckford’s Advice to Pre-Meds and Medical Students Full show notes

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

KADMD ,

KDMD

I love these podcasts. Even though I have been practicing for over two decades. I wish I had these in medical school. These have been great. I love that she and others are helping other students. I love sharing this with medical students. Great stuff. Keep up the good work.

megan@podcastingyou ,

Unique Perspective and Great Content

Erkeda does such a good job covering a variety of topics. There are great guests on this show with inspiring stories! I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about getting into med school!

Poopchamp ,

So helpful!

Best way to find answers to common questions pre meds have about the application process. Lots of guest appearances by physicians who have served on med school adcoms to give expert advice - doesn't get any better than that!

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