91 episodes

A podcast that deconstructs strategies to live and practice medicine with intent. Focusing on mindset, burnout, leadership, and your wellbeing. Hosted by emergency physician and executive coach Rob Orman, MD. Don't just suck it up, think differently.

Stimulus‪.‬ Rob Orman, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 414 Ratings

A podcast that deconstructs strategies to live and practice medicine with intent. Focusing on mindset, burnout, leadership, and your wellbeing. Hosted by emergency physician and executive coach Rob Orman, MD. Don't just suck it up, think differently.

    Availability Bias with Justin Morgenstern, MD

    Availability Bias with Justin Morgenstern, MD

    We’re all guilty of it, basing decisions on the most recent event. It’s surely part of our wiring. The question is - what do we do about it? In this episode, Justin Morgenstern breaks down availability bias: what it is, how it shows up in life and medical practice, the difference between learning and bias, research showing availability bias happening in real time, and ways to turn availability bias from a bug into a feature.  
     
    Guest Bio: Justin Morgenstern is a community emergency physician with a passion for education, resuscitation, and evidence based medicine, Purveyor of the amazing First10EM blog, Justin works in the Greater Toronto Area. 
    On a personal note, Justin and I met years ago at a conference in the Bahamas. He was in the audience and was such an incredible contributor to a group conversation that I had him come up on stage and be a panel member. Since then, I’ve found that he is a rare mix of humility, genius, and kindness.
     
    For full show notes visit our podcast page
    Interested in one-on-one coaching? Learn more at roborman.com
    To support the show - our Patreon site is https://www.patreon.com/stimuluspod
     
    We discuss:
    Availability Bias and how it relates to everyday decision making.  What is availability bias; Where this shows up in clinical practice; Learning is not availability bias; Whether more testing is the right path for subtle presentations of life threatening diseases; Testing thresholds; Tips for avoiding availability bias in our practices; Real world example of availability bias; Justin’s tools for addressing bias; Ways to hack the bias.

    • 36 min
    Mastering Workflow and Overwhelm

    Mastering Workflow and Overwhelm

    Specific strategies to improve workflow and manage overwhelm during an emergency department shift.
    Guest Bio: Landon Mueller, MD is an emergency physician and fellowship trained sports medicine specialist who gave the best talk I’ve ever seen on managing workflow in the emergency department. Now he's our guest on the show. 
     
    For full show notes visit our podcast page
    Interested in one-on-one coaching? Learn more at roborman.com
    To support the show - our Patreon site https://www.patreon.com/stimuluspod
     
    We discuss:
    3 phases of the ED visit Why disposition is king, until it isn’t Hierarchy of tasks Blocking time Linear vs parallel processing Swarming Batching The quick hit charting nidus Task switching Running the board Managing interruptions For full show notes visit our podcast page

    • 37 min
    The Professional's Mindset

    The Professional's Mindset

    What does it mean to act like a true professional? I’m not sure it’s been fully fleshed out in medicine but I’ve met those who are exemplars of it. This pod is a conversation with my partner in hundreds of critical resuscitations, Ben Peery, MD. We talk about wins, losses, lessons learned and, even more than that, I get to introduce you to someone who, for me, was a role model in how to carry yourself as a physician. 
    Guest Bio: Ben Peery, MD is a 20 year veteran of the emergency department, spending the bulk of that time working in a rural hospital. A former SWAT team member and tactical medicine expert, he is now host of The Grit Podcast with Ben Peery that you can find on Spotify, iTunes, and all the rest. Ben’s show is conversations “with colleagues in medicine, law enforcement, EMS and anyone else who has been in the sh*t. By sharing stories and insights we hope to offload mental trauma.”
     
    Interested in one-on-one coaching? Learn more at roborman.com
    Support our work on Patreon
    For full show notes visit our podcast page

    • 26 min
    A Look Inside Ketamine Clinics (and how to start your own)

    A Look Inside Ketamine Clinics (and how to start your own)

    An inside look at what it takes to launch a ketamine clinic including: first steps, navigating hurdles, potential pitfalls, which patients benefit from ketamine, and an exhortation about why you should (and shouldn’t) go into this type of business. 
    For full show notes visit our podcast page
     
    Guest Bio: Dr. Samuel Ko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and medical director of Reset Ketamine in Palm Springs, California. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Ko is Co-Creator of an online course - Ketamine StartUp - which teaches other physicians how to start their own ketamine clinic.  During his free time, he practices yoga, meditation, reads voraciously, and relaxes with his amazing wife, daughter, and four-legged son. Find Sam on the Insta and Facebook.
     
    Here is the link mentioned in this episode with some ketamine clinic startup SWAG (the ultimate checklist and business plan template) from Sam Ko for Stimulus listeners. 
     
    Interested in one-on-one coaching? Learn more at roborman.com
     
    Support our work on Patreon
     

    • 59 min
    A Recalibration Story

    A Recalibration Story

    When you are at the lowest of lows after a devastating case, how do you recover in real time? It’s certainly not easy and it takes a clear plan of action to do it well. 
    In this episode, pediatric hospitalist Sarangan Uthayalingam walks us through a difficult case where nothing was working. He felt frozen in inaction and the patient, a newborn, did not survive. Immediately afterward, he was in a deep emotional hole, profoundly self critical, and still had his entire shift in front of him with other patients to care for. What happened next was quite extraordinary - a reset, recalibration, and reframing of intent and mental state so that when the next critical infant came in (which they did in short order) he was not only up to the task, but a better clinician. Sarangan breaks down exactly how he did this in granular detail.
    Much of the discussion springboards off of Stimulus episode 65
     
    Interested in one-on-one coaching? Learn more at roborman.com
    To support the show, visit our Patreon site https://www.patreon.com/stimuluspod
    For full show notes visit our podcast page

    • 40 min
    Letter to My Future Self

    Letter to My Future Self

    Have you ever had a situation where afterward you repeatedly questioned the choice you made at the time? You chewed on it, perseverated on it, kept coming back to it? If you are a clinician, there is an amplifier to this because someone else’s life is also involved - the patient’s. You worry about their health, you worry about whether they or their family may sue you - you worry worry worry. I think most of us have been there to varying degrees. In this episode, we will discuss one strategy to manage these fears:  the letter to your future self.
     
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

Nicole Malia ,

Thank you Dr. Orman

Always intelligent, informative, insightful and presented with warmth and humor.

Lorenardo R. ,

The medical podcast to which all others are compared

What an amazing podcast. As an attending in a busy trauma center, this my most highly recommended podcast. And Rob Orman incorporates so much beyond the facts, bringing in practice and personal insights and knowledge that are critical to our success and happiness as people as well as clinicians.

Tnics ,

Rob Orman is the man

If you're going to actually subscribe to one evidence based, CME generating podcast in emergency medicine, it this should be the one.

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