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Welcome to the STATMed podcast, where we teach you HOW to study in med school and HOW to pass boards-style exams! Your hosts are Ryan Orwig and David LaSalle — learning specialists who have decades of experience working with med students and physicians.

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Welcome to the STATMed podcast, where we teach you HOW to study in med school and HOW to pass boards-style exams! Your hosts are Ryan Orwig and David LaSalle — learning specialists who have decades of experience working with med students and physicians.

    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 4

    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 4

    Navigating ADHD and Test-Taking as a Med School Student or Practicing Physician

    In this podcast miniseries, STATMed founder Ryan Orwig examines life as a doctor or medical student with ADHD. He outlines how ADHD affects your ability to study, take tests effectively, and manage your time. And he shares common patterns he’s observed with ADHD-affected medical students and physicians. 

    In the final episode of this 4-part miniseries, Ryan outlines ways ADHD symptoms can impact test-taking in medical school and on board exams. He also shares strategies to overcome these challenges. 

    • 21 min
    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 2

    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 2

    Why Are Med School Lectures So Much Harder with ADHD?

    In this podcast miniseries, STATMed founder Ryan Orwig examines life as a doctor or medical student with ADHD. He outlines how ADHD affects your ability to study, take tests effectively, and manage your time. And he shares common patterns he’s observed with ADHD-affected medical students and physicians. 

    In the second episode of this 4-part miniseries, Ryan discusses why med school lectures are so much harder for students with ADHD and shares strategies to help students with ADHD process information and study more effectively. 

    • 15 min
    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 3

    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 3

    Navigating ADHD and Time Management in Med School

    In this podcast miniseries, STATMed founder Ryan Orwig examines life as a doctor or medical student with ADHD. He outlines how ADHD affects your ability to study, take tests effectively, and manage your time. And he shares common patterns he’s observed with ADHD-affected medical students and physicians. 

    In part 3 of this 4-part miniseries, Ryan outlines how ADHD can impact your time management abilities and shares strategies to help medical students and practicing physicians who are struggling. 

    • 23 min
    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 1

    The Challenges of ADHD in Med School: Part 1

    What You Need to Know About ADHD in Medical School

    In this podcast miniseries, STATMed founder Ryan Orwig examines life as a doctor or medical student with ADHD. He outlines how ADHD affects your ability to study, take tests effectively, and manage your time. And he shares common patterns he’s observed with ADHD-affected medical students and physicians. 

    In the first episode of this 4-part miniseries, Ryan discusses what ADHD looks like for medical students and the problems it can cause within the context of medical learning. 

    • 13 min
    How to Rebound After Failing Board Exams

    How to Rebound After Failing Board Exams

    How One ER Doc Went on to a Dream Career After Failing A Board Exam

    In this series, we‘re talking about something people rarely discuss: failing in med school and on boards. During these interviews, former STATMed students share some of their most vulnerable and scary moments. They talk about their “crisis points” — or their darkest hour in their medical careers when they realized they were about to fail or lose sight of their dreams. We look at what led up to these critical turning points and how these med students and doctors overcame them to achieve ultimate success. 
    Navigating a Med School Crisis Point: Failing the Boards
    In this episode, host Ryan Orwig is back with Mike, a former STATMed Learning Class participant. Mike shares his second crisis point when he failed his COMLEX Step 2 exam. He outlines the bumps in the road and the steps he took to achieve his dream of becoming an emergency room physician after failing a board exam. 
    “You take it (board exam). Then you go off on rotations and auditions and to all these different programs. You’re trying to look good and work hard and get into one of these residency spots. And you’re doing well, they like you, and they think you’re a good fit. But then they pull your scores and see your Step 1 and your failed Step 2, and then you’re back to the embarrassment of not doing well on testing because that’s what everybody looks at.” - Mike, ER Doctor, and STATMed Alumni
    Don’t miss the first part of Mike’s story in Part 1. 

    • 47 min
    Dismissed from Med School: One Student’s Rebound from Failure to Super Success

    Dismissed from Med School: One Student’s Rebound from Failure to Super Success

    In this series, we‘re talking about something people rarely discuss: failing in med school. During these interviews, former STATMed students share some of their most vulnerable and scary moments. They talk about their “crisis points” — or their darkest hour in med school when they realized they were about to fail or lose sight of their dreams. We look at what led up to these critical turning points and how these med students and doctors overcame them to achieve ultimate success. 
    As a society, we love a success story. The protagonist has a dream; they work hard and achieve it. If it's a movie, there's usually a montage of struggle, perseverance, and, ultimately, success. It's heartwarming and uplifting. But in real life, when you're in the struggle part of the montage, it can be an incredibly isolating and scary place. This is especially true for aspiring doctors who find themselves drowning in the depths of medical school. Crisis points like failing out of medical school or not passing board exams happen. They happen pretty frequently. But it's rarely discussed. 
    Navigating A Med School Crisis Point
    In this podcast episode, host Ryan Orwig sits down with Mike, a former STATMed Learning Class participant. Mike shares his crisis point, when he was dismissed from med school, and outlines his path to ultimately achieving his dream of becoming an emergency room physician. 
    "Basically, you've been working through high school, through college. You've spent six or eight years of your life going to this point and getting through to be a doctor, and in two weeks, it all gets stopped dead in its tracks." - Mike, ER Doctor, and STATMed Alumni

    • 1 hr 1 min

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NorahNakato ,

Awesome Resource

Many medical students and practitioners can relate to this! It can be hard when you attempt the “typical methods” for high tied studying in medical school only to continuously perform below average. This is the solution for those who are stuck in the pattern of typical modalities followed by disappointment, poor grades resulting in low self confidence and self doubt. If you got in to med school, you are meant to be there, don’t ever question that!

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