For today we have a special episode for all of you first and second year medical students out there! This entire episode is going to be one student’s take on studying for USMLE Step 1. This is advice from someone who scored 260 and a letter they wrote to us titled: My Step 1 Study Plan & What I would have done differently
Today I am excited to bring you an interview with one of my favorite dermatology residents and Instagram motivators: Dr. Elyse Love. Dr. Love is the founder of the ever popular “loveandthesky” blog and is known for being a beauty and lifestyle blogger. Elyse is a skincare and cosmetic advocate working with websites and brands such as Glossier, nextstepsinderm, and intothegloss.com. Elyse went to college and medical school in the south and is now a third-year Dermatology resident in NYC. Elyse has a passion for giving back and sharing her wisdom about the medical process and dermatology process. In this interview, we dive deep discussing the trials and tribulations of medical school and residency. We talk about why loving science early on is important, and we talk about the importance of creativity to her and her need for unstructured design. Elyse’s blog, Love and the Sky, is a career and life blog for young people in medicine who are ambitious, selfless, loving and a little bit fly. Love and the Sky Readers seek and create beauty in every arena of their life.
Today we are joined by a very special guest and a dear friend of mine, Caleb Hentges. Caleb is a current 4th year Medical student applying to pediatric residencies and was previously the student body president of his medical school. Caleb is a student advisor to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees and is a student advocate for mental health and breaking down the stigma of mental health issues in the medical community. Caleb has a unique perspective on failure as he failed his first year in medical school and had to repeat it. He went from doubting himself and doubting his future, to becoming the student body president and an advocate for the school. In this episode, we dive deep discussing what it is like to fail, how to get through difficult times, how to deal with mental health issues, and how to go from the very bottom to the very top. For anyone who is struggling, or for anyone who thinks they are not good enough, this episode is for you. Caleb has been one of my favorite guests to date!
Today, I am excited to bring you an interview with NYC’s finest and one of our dear friends, Dr. Shari Marchbein. Dr. Marchbein is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology, a practicing dermatologist, and an expert in Acne and all things cosmetic. She has been practicing in New York City for almost 10 years and has recently become a rising star on social media as one of the most fashionable and stylish dermatologists around. She has been featured in Allure, Magzter, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, W Magazine, Women’s health, Cosmo, and Vogue. Not only is she intelligent and fashionable, Dr. Marchein truly is one of the kindest and warm hearted individuals I have met. In this episode, we dive deep discussing medical school, residency, and what it is like to fail or think you are not good enough. She is one of the most inspirational and motivational guests I have ever spoken with. If you are feel down, depressed, or overwhelmed with wherever you are in the medical process, this episode is for you.
Today we are joined by a very special guest James, a current Third year medical student. James has a unique background filled with insight into meditation, the research behind it, and the overall benefits of mindfulness. James is a certified medical lab scientist and is somewhat of a style icon. You can find him on Instagram as @thestyleprescription dishing out a healthy dose of motivation, style, delicious food, and insane photography. James is a GQ insider, a lifestyle blogger, and has relationships with the brands Timex, Zipkick and JORD Watches. In this episode, we dive deep into his passion for meditation, his insight into medical school, his love for the Filipino culture and much more!