007: Surviving Medicine – Dr. Justin Shafa – Diagnostic Radiology

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Dr. Justin Shafa, Diagnostic Radiology Resident

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Welcome to Surviving Medicine, the podcast that takes you into the mind of the best and brightest premedical and medical students, residents and physicians discussing where Medical Education is today and the future of healthcare tomorrow.

Each week we bring you an inside look at how Medicine in the United States is changing and how together we can help improve the lives of millions.

My name is Frank Cusimano, your host, a third-year medical student and third year PhD student – with a passion for anything health, wellness, medical education, and healthcare related.

Before we begin, I want to take a moment to thank you, our listeners, for listening in and providing feedback. If you have not already make sure you subscribe to the podcast on The ITunes App and leave a review.

Today I am excited to bring you an interview with Dr. Justin Shafa. I have to be honest with you and tell you that I didn’t know what to expect walking into this interview. We recorded this late on a Friday night, traffic was so bad I showed up 30mins late and so I really was worried about starting it out unprepared. As with all great physicians, Justin immediately made me feel at ease. Justin is a current second year resident in NYC in Diagnostic Radiology and spent his intern year at UCLA’s general surgery residency. In this interview, we dive deep and talk about Justin’s passion for medicine, his inspiration to be an interventional radiologist, why he loves helping medical students, and how he maintains his sanity through the long hours of Residency. Justin went to medical school through a combined 7 year bachelors to MD program and is about to publish his first textbook in Interventional Radiology. During the podcast we take a lot of time talking about Interventional radiology, but I really want to encourage everyone to listen to the whole episode. Justin provides an insight and passion for medicine that I think everyone can relate too. We talk about his family, his road towards residency, and his own health problems and the role that compassion plays for patients.

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