41 min

Forging a Future in Military Medicine and Beyond- Army 2LT Ryan Leone, HPSP Scholarship Student WarDocs - The Military Medicine Podcast

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   Join us as we welcome Army 2LT Ryan Leone, a dedicated Columbia medical student and WarDocs Ambassador. Ryan shares a fascinating look into his path to military medicine, a journey that began outside the traditional military family sphere. His experiences, from the Boy Scouts to the American Legion, and his discovery of the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), illustrate a unique route that has fueled his passion for the intersection of service and healthcare. Listen in as Ryan recounts his pre-med experiences at the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Defense Health Agency, and the profound impact of mentorship on his career trajectory.
   In our engaging discussion, we explore the myriad of opportunities for those interested in federal and military healthcare. We shed light on how to bolster medical school applications and gain valuable experience through various institutes and programs. Ryan offers up invaluable advice for leveraging positions and resources, like the Geneva Foundation and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, to pave the way for a successful career in military medicine. Hear about the importance of reaching out and staying current on military healthcare and disaster medicine topics, as well as ways to actively seek out experiences that align with personal interests in the field.
   Lastly, we delve into the different avenues for involvement in military medicine, whether you're a student or a seasoned professional. From national organizations to annual conferences, there are countless ways to deepen your knowledge and connections. We emphasize the importance of mentorship, the value of staying open to new opportunities, and the significance of paying it forward. Ryan also shares his aspirations in emergency medicine and supporting Special Operations Forces, reminding us of the broad spectrum of roles that intersect with medicine, national security, and management. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that will leave you optimistic about the future of military medicine and the people dedicated to advancing it.
 
Chapters:
(00:04) Military Medicine Opportunities and Experiences
(10:07) Exploring Government Health Opportunities
(16:38) Connecting to Military Medicine Opportunities
(25:13) Opportunities for Involvement in Military Medicine
(35:20) Military Medicine Career Path Planning
 
Chapter Summaries:
(00:04) Military Medicine Opportunities and Experiences
Army 2LT Ryan Leone shares his journey into military medicine, from non-military background to HPSP and mentorship from military healthcare professionals.
 
(10:07) Exploring Government Health Opportunities
Individual's journey from Presidential Management Fellowship to the DHA, a State Department rotation, and acceptance to Columbia University for medical school.
 
(16:38) Connecting to Military Medicine Opportunities
Enhance medical school applications by gaining experience in military and federal healthcare through research institutes, government agencies, and programs like Geneva and Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
 
(25:13) Opportunities for Involvement in Military Medicine
Join national organizations, attend conferences, seek mentorship, and showcase diverse opportunities in military medicine.
 
(35:20) Military Medicine Career Path Planning
Ryan's journey to specialize in emergency medicine and join the operational medicine community, emphasizing mentorship and optimism for the future of military medicine.
 
Take Home Messages:
Exploring Federal Healthcare Opportunities: The importance of gaining diverse experiences in federal healthcare before attending medical school is stressed. Internships and fellowships at institutions like the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Defense Health Agency provide a wide-ranging view of healthcare, policy, and military readiness.
Navigating Military Medicine Pathways: Unconventional routes often lead to a career in military healthcare. Diverse experiences through progr

   Join us as we welcome Army 2LT Ryan Leone, a dedicated Columbia medical student and WarDocs Ambassador. Ryan shares a fascinating look into his path to military medicine, a journey that began outside the traditional military family sphere. His experiences, from the Boy Scouts to the American Legion, and his discovery of the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), illustrate a unique route that has fueled his passion for the intersection of service and healthcare. Listen in as Ryan recounts his pre-med experiences at the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Defense Health Agency, and the profound impact of mentorship on his career trajectory.
   In our engaging discussion, we explore the myriad of opportunities for those interested in federal and military healthcare. We shed light on how to bolster medical school applications and gain valuable experience through various institutes and programs. Ryan offers up invaluable advice for leveraging positions and resources, like the Geneva Foundation and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, to pave the way for a successful career in military medicine. Hear about the importance of reaching out and staying current on military healthcare and disaster medicine topics, as well as ways to actively seek out experiences that align with personal interests in the field.
   Lastly, we delve into the different avenues for involvement in military medicine, whether you're a student or a seasoned professional. From national organizations to annual conferences, there are countless ways to deepen your knowledge and connections. We emphasize the importance of mentorship, the value of staying open to new opportunities, and the significance of paying it forward. Ryan also shares his aspirations in emergency medicine and supporting Special Operations Forces, reminding us of the broad spectrum of roles that intersect with medicine, national security, and management. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that will leave you optimistic about the future of military medicine and the people dedicated to advancing it.
 
Chapters:
(00:04) Military Medicine Opportunities and Experiences
(10:07) Exploring Government Health Opportunities
(16:38) Connecting to Military Medicine Opportunities
(25:13) Opportunities for Involvement in Military Medicine
(35:20) Military Medicine Career Path Planning
 
Chapter Summaries:
(00:04) Military Medicine Opportunities and Experiences
Army 2LT Ryan Leone shares his journey into military medicine, from non-military background to HPSP and mentorship from military healthcare professionals.
 
(10:07) Exploring Government Health Opportunities
Individual's journey from Presidential Management Fellowship to the DHA, a State Department rotation, and acceptance to Columbia University for medical school.
 
(16:38) Connecting to Military Medicine Opportunities
Enhance medical school applications by gaining experience in military and federal healthcare through research institutes, government agencies, and programs like Geneva and Henry M. Jackson Foundation.
 
(25:13) Opportunities for Involvement in Military Medicine
Join national organizations, attend conferences, seek mentorship, and showcase diverse opportunities in military medicine.
 
(35:20) Military Medicine Career Path Planning
Ryan's journey to specialize in emergency medicine and join the operational medicine community, emphasizing mentorship and optimism for the future of military medicine.
 
Take Home Messages:
Exploring Federal Healthcare Opportunities: The importance of gaining diverse experiences in federal healthcare before attending medical school is stressed. Internships and fellowships at institutions like the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and the Defense Health Agency provide a wide-ranging view of healthcare, policy, and military readiness.
Navigating Military Medicine Pathways: Unconventional routes often lead to a career in military healthcare. Diverse experiences through progr

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