112 episodes

The IMG Roadmap is the only podcast dedicated to guiding International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with success blueprints for this unique pathway.
This podcast offers practical tools and equips IMGs with applicable strategies to achieve their “US doctor goals”. I do so by bringing information from successful physicians with first hand experience to students who are still in the process of becoming resident physicians. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ninalum/support

The IMG Roadmap Podcast nina lum

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The IMG Roadmap is the only podcast dedicated to guiding International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with success blueprints for this unique pathway.
This podcast offers practical tools and equips IMGs with applicable strategies to achieve their “US doctor goals”. I do so by bringing information from successful physicians with first hand experience to students who are still in the process of becoming resident physicians. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ninalum/support

    112. A first generation Haitian-American Doctor determined to make a difference: Dr. Nachelle Aurelien reveals her secrets to success! (IMG Roadmap Series #105)

    112. A first generation Haitian-American Doctor determined to make a difference: Dr. Nachelle Aurelien reveals her secrets to success! (IMG Roadmap Series #105)

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

    Click here to join the waitlist for the 2023 cohort of the IMG Roadmap course – the boost you need on your IMG journey!

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    As an IMG, whether you have realized it or not, you are a pioneer. You’re doing what many others have failed to do and you’re doing it with finesse. Regardless, the journey to residency and post residency life can be complicated, but you have options! Dr. Nachelle Aurelien is here to share some of these options with you so that you can take ownership of your medical success story. Keep listening for the juicy details!

    Here is the outline of this episode:

    Highlights of Dr. Aurelien's journey.

    Why didn’t she match the first time and how she did she do better the second time?

    What is Dr. Aurelien’s day-to-day life like now?

    What are some pieces of advice for those preparing their rank list?

    What’s Dr. Aurelien’s advice for those who did not get interviews and have to SOAP?

    What’s Dr. Aurelien’s advice for those preparing to apply in September in 2023?

    Rapid fire: Who is Dr. Aurelien?

    What is her favorite movie?

    What’s her favorite food?

    What’s her mantra for success? 

    Bet on yourself and prove yourself right.

    Deal with impostor syndrome – Recognize all of the things that are stacked against you that you succeeded despite. When you get down, don’t stay down. Do not give up on yourself. You are the pioneer you need to make the change for your family. You will always have people cheering you on. You are a phenomenal physician. You are special, you didn’t allow yourself to let go of your dream.



    You can reach out to Dr. Aurelien via:

    @nachemd on Instagram

    @nachemd on tiktok

    And Nachelle Aurelien on Linkedin.

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    Follow us on Instagram for supportive content and download our targeted planner from our website!

    Subscribe to our podcast and newsletter and consider joining our program in the spring to kick start your IMG journey in 2023.

    As always you can click on the following links to listen to more episodes of our podcasts on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.


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    • 50 min
    111. An IMG advocate who worked with the World Health Organization? Dr. Ilan Shapiro talks, medicine, life and social justice. (IMG Roadmap Series #104)

    111. An IMG advocate who worked with the World Health Organization? Dr. Ilan Shapiro talks, medicine, life and social justice. (IMG Roadmap Series #104)

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

    Click here to join the waitlist for the 2023 cohort of the IMG Roadmap course – the boost you need on your IMG journey!

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    Dr. Ilan Shapiro is an advocate for IMGs from all over the world, with a focus on Hispanic countries. He has been able to make his voice of advocacy heard worldwide, stressing the importance of human compassion in medicine. Keep listening to find out more about Dr. Shapiro’s background, medical journey and his many inspirational tidbits!

    Here’s an outline of what to expect this episode:

    What is Dr. Ilan Shapiro’s background?

    What was Dr. Shapiro’s IMG journey like?

    How IMGs can deal with difficulties with matching:

    What is Dr. Shapiro’s famous onion analogy?

    How does Dr. Shapiro motivate IMGs who didn’t match?

    What kind of work does Dr. Shapiro do for IMGs?

    Dr. Shapiro is a media personality in healthcare. How did he get into this domain?

    Rapid fire: Who is Dr. Shapiro?

    You can reach out to Dr. Shapiro via:

    - Instagram: @Drshapps

    - His website.

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    Follow us on Instagram for supportive content and download our targeted planner from our website!

    Subscribe to our podcast and newsletter and consider joining our program in the spring to kick start your IMG journey in 2023.

    As always you can click on the following links to listen to more episodes of our podcasts on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.


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    • 32 min
    110. She went from 0 publications to 15 peer reviewed publications over 2 years ? Nephrologist and researcher Dr. Jia Ng tells us how she did it! (IMG Roadmap Series #103)

    110. She went from 0 publications to 15 peer reviewed publications over 2 years ? Nephrologist and researcher Dr. Jia Ng tells us how she did it! (IMG Roadmap Series #103)

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

    Click here to join the waitlist for the 2023 cohort of the IMG Roadmap course – the boost you need on your IMG journey!

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    Do you have questions as to how to complete clinical research to boost your application into residency as an IMG? Dr. Jia Ng is here to save the day! Keep listening to find out all about her intriguing medical and professional journeys.

    Board certified Nephrologist, assistant professor at Zucker School of medicine, and founder of Published Md, Dr. Ng coaches clinicians on how to build their authority and achieve academic goals.

    Here is an outline of our interview with this inspiring physician:

    What makes Dr. Ng an IMG?

    What was Dr. Ng’s Pre-residency journey like?

    What made Dr. Ng the resilient person she is?

    As a visa applicant, how was she able to land such a fellowship opportunity?

    How did Dr. Ng get her start in the research field?

    What advice does Dr. Ng give to people who may be in a similar position to her during her first application?

    How can IMGs make themselves more competitive?

    What has Dr. Ng’s career as a physician been like?

    And finally, Dr. Ng’s general advice to IMGs.

    You can reach out to Dr. Ng via:

    @jiahweing on Twitter

    @publishmd on Youtube

    @publishedmd on Instagram

    And through her website publishedmd.com

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    Follow us on Instagram for supportive content and download our targeted planner from our website!

    Subscribe to our podcast and newsletter and consider joining our program in the spring to kick start your IMG journey in 2023.

    As always you can click on the following links to listen to more episodes of our podcasts on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.


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    • 37 min
    109. How can IMGs ensure success in 2023? Dr. Lum helps you come up with your winning strategy!

    109. How can IMGs ensure success in 2023? Dr. Lum helps you come up with your winning strategy!

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

    Click here to join the waitlist for the 2023 cohort of the IMG Roadmap course – the boost you need on your IMG journey!

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    Happy New Year from the IMG Roadmap to you! This episode features a webinar that was held to help IMGs like you plan their successful IMG journeys for the following year. Keep listening and feel free to do the exercises yourself!


    What are three things that you were proud of last year?
    What is one goal that you set for yourself in 2022 but did not end up achieving?
    Why did you not complete this goal? Honesty and Introspection are key!
    Pivoting from this, how can you plan to achieve all of your goals in 2023?

    You may not have realized it, but you’ve just completed a SWOT analysis: You identified your Strengths (What you accomplished last year), Weaknesses (What you didn’t accomplish), Opportunities (How you can plan for 2023) and Threats (Why didn’t you accomplish your goals from last year).



    The best advice is to cancel motivation and take action in the direction of the results you want to see.


    Write out 3 things you want to achieve this year.
    Separate your goals into bite-size pieces.
    Break your three new goals into actionable steps that you can accomplish throughout the first quarter of the year and then repeat these steps for the remaining quarters!



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    Follow us on Instagram for supportive content and download our targeted planner from our website to complete this analysis yourself.

    Subscribe to our podcast and newsletter and consider joining our program in the spring to kick start your IMG journey in 2023.



    As always you can click on the following links to listen to more episodes of our podcasts on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.




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    • 1 hr
    108. IMG Roadmap Best of 2022!

    108. IMG Roadmap Best of 2022!

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

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    2022 was surely a year to remember with so many lives being touched by the IMG Roadmap course and podcast. Thank you for journeying with us and making this our biggest year yet. We appreciate you!

    Stay tuned for our Best of 2022, determined by the ten episodes that you listened to and downloaded the most this year!

    Episode #1: 101. How Today's Women Can Excel in Their Personal and Professional Lives - An Interview With Tami Adeleke (@takeoffwithtami)

    Episode #2: 90. IMGRoadmap Series #89 Dr. Marc Katz (Cardiology)

    Episode #3: 91. IMGRoadmap Series #90 Dr. Aditi Agrawal (Psychiatry)

    Episode #4: 92. How to Complete Your Most Challenging Tasks of 2022 as an IMG

    Episode #5: 95. IMGRoadmap Series #93 Dr. Paul M. Osunwa, Jr. (Anesthesiology)

    Episode #6: 94. IMGRoadmap Series #92 Dr. Deborah Makinde (Internal Medicine)

    Episode #7: 96. IMGRoadmap Series #94 Dr. Agyingi Kimbong (Internal Medicine)

    Episode #8: 93. IMGRoadmap Series #91 Dr. Adannia Enyioha (Pediatrics)

    Episode #9: 99. IMG Roadmap Series #96: Dr. Enaka Yembe (Family Medicine)

    Episode #10: 97. 2022 IMG Match Results & FAQ's about the IMGRoadmap Course!

    Click here to download your free 2023 IMG Roadmap calendar as we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

    You can also listen to all full episodes of the podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.


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    • 22 min
    107. Clinical Fellowship instead of Residency? Learn how Memory Disorder Pre-Clinical Fellow Dr. Siegried Chin followed this unique pathway! (IMG Roadmap Series #102)

    107. Clinical Fellowship instead of Residency? Learn how Memory Disorder Pre-Clinical Fellow Dr. Siegried Chin followed this unique pathway! (IMG Roadmap Series #102)

    Want to stay inspired with content tailored specifically to IMG’s looking to create their medical success story? Sign up for the IMG Roadmap Newsletter so you never miss a beat!

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    A Clinical Fellow is defined as “a doctoral level health professional whose interest focusses on biomedical research”. In the IMG roadmap program, this has never been seen as an alternative path to residency since most international doctors choose residency as their first option.

    Let’s explore how this young doctor has achieved this feat by choosing an alternative route!

    Dr. Siegried Chin, a Philippines’ native, migrated to the United States in 2020 and became a permanent citizen in 2021 after her graduation from the De la Falle Medical and Health Science Institute in 2017.

    Like many of her fellow IMG colleagues, Dr. Chin admittedly encountered many challenges during the match season. She applied to 120 programs and scored 5 interviews, none of which were successful.

    Cognizant of her own weaknesses by attaining a low step one score, Dr. Chin, though devastated for not being matched, did not wallow in self-pity, but decided to utilize the available online resources for the sole purpose of networking on several social media platforms to boost her future chances.

    It was then that she was introduced to a doctor who had migrated from the Philippines and had graduated from the fellow program of which she ultimately became part.

    Dr. Chin is currently working as a Memory Disorder Pre-Clinical Fellow at the Augusta University in Georgia. She was fortunate to have received a five-year NIH grant for studies at this extraordinary program. She states that she is getting hands on knowledge when dealing with patients who have Alzheimers or Parkinson’s Disease along with other related disorders.

    As a fellow, which is a paid position, she performs similar functions as a PGY1, can see patients under the supervision of an attending, can prescribe medication and has a temporary license to practice.

    Dr. Chin acclaims her success to her tenacity and shares the following tips with future IMGs:


    Have a strong support system of family and friends
    Be steadfast in your capabilities, and be realistic
    Network, foster academic friendships by joining support groups on social media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others
    Remember to give back to the community and to others who were once in your position.

    You can reach out to Dr. Chin through her Instagram @theresieggoes.

    You can also listen to all full episodes of the podcast on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts and Spotify.




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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Lady_darkh ,

Tremendously helpful

I’ve been listening to the podcast and I can’t begin to tell how it has been useful! I read so much non-sense on the internet! It’s relieving to hear from real people who suffered a real struggle! Thank you Dr Lum

kindalem ,

Her positive energy is always motivating

Listen to almost all of her episodes and they are all motivating and super helpful

phoenix SAO ,

Thank you

Thank you for your work

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