021: Surviving Medicine – Rami Wehbi MS IV

Today we are joined by a very special guest, Rami Wehbi, Rami is a fourth year medical student currently on the residency interview trail for PM&R – physical medicine and rehabilitation. Rami is the founder of the New Age Docs and plans to launch his own podcast during 2018. In this interview, we dive deep discussing his underdog story, how he turned his undergrad career around, how he has committed himself to taking care of himself and being a role model for his patients, what it was struggling to find the right specialty in medicine and we even discuss the hardships and practice of medicine that premeds and the public do not often see.

Motivation: 21 December 2017

Today it is Thursday December 21th 2017, I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! It is just 4 days until Christmas and for many of you who are still in school, you are already off for the holiday. For my residents and physicians I know you are working hard and most likely extra busy with flu season and the extra holiday hospital traffic. I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join me. Todays Surviving medicine Motivation episode is going to be about choosing yourself.

020: Surviving Medicine – Dr. Rishi MD – ICU & Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist Fellow

Today I am excited to bring you an interview with one of our favorite bloggers, a self-proclaimed – tech-savvy cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist in training – Dr. Rishi. This episode was a bit more non-traditional, we actually did the first 15minutes live on Instagram so you will hear us talking to our Instagram listeners, there a few moments when the sound is quieter, but don’t worry, for all of you listening here, we have the full exclusive interview will all of behind the scene footage! Now, back to Dr. Rishi, Dr. Rishi is a Texas native, he went to college, medical school, and residency near Houston and is now at Harvard doing a dual ICU and Cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. Dr. Rishi, like many of us, grew up as a typical nerd and found school and education to be his passion. Rishi and I really connect on a multitude of levels when we discuss education and our own passion for teaching. In this interview we dive deep discussing his story and his background, his love and passion for teaching medicine, his reset policy he has before entering every new patient’s room, and where he thinks the future of medicine is going. Dr. Rishi is truly an inspiration and he even answers some listeners questions from Instagram. After the first 15 minutes you will hear when we turn off Instagram live and dive into some more personal questions.

Motivation: 13 December 2017

Today it is Wednesday December 13th 2017, I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! For many of you, you are in the middle of final exams or prepping for them later this week! For my residents and physicians I know you are running full swing into the holiday season which coincides perfectly with flu season. I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy to join me. If if you are listening to this after the fact, I know the lessons in todays episode will still be relevant. Yesterday, a dear friend of mine and previous podcast guest, Caleb Hentges, back from episode 10, flew into NYC for a few hours and without pause, I dropped everything and found the time to take him around NYC and take him to my favorite restaurant in the city. Something I didn’t think about until later when someone asked me if I would do medicine again. They may sound unrelated but let me explain Todays Surviving medicine Motivation episode is going to be about Time.

019: Surviving Medicine – Erin Addie MS IV

Today we are joined by a very special guest, Erin Addie. Erin is a current 4th year medical student in NYC, born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. Erin did undergrad in Canada and then did her first two years in medical school in the Caribbean. Erin and I share a common experience, last year she suffered a life-threatening accident while hiking and was in the hospital for a week straight with almost complete amnesia of the accident. Erin is a rising Instagram star and jokes that she is a professional student, fashionista, and teller of bad jokes. In this episode, we dive deep discussing how to get into medical school as a Canadian student, we talk about her tragic accident, how the recovery has been for her physically, mentally, and emotionally, and we discuss how she uses her experience when treating patients in the hospital. I really think you guys are going to love this one.

018: Surviving Medicine – Dr Cherilyn Cecchini MD – Pediatrician

Today I am excited to bring you an interview with one of my favorite instagrammers, pediatricians, and physicians, Dr Cherilyn Cecchini. I have to tell you before I start this intro, that Cherilyn’s episode, the one you are about to hear, has fundamentally changed how I view medicine & research and how I plan to practice in the future. I am so excited to bring you this interview. Dr. Cherilyn is in her final year as a pediatric resident and is about to start a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Cherilyn is a native New Yorker, raised by a single mother, and has fought the odds every step of the way. In this interview, we dive deep discussing her passion for women empowerment, her advice to premed students, her failures in medical school, and how to turn your life around when you hit rock bottom. We also discuss her passion for giving back, why it took her so long to find a research topic she enjoyed, and how being emotional on the job can be a strength. Dr. Cherilyn is not only one of the most carrying physicians, she is kind-hearted and embodies what it means to practice medicine. 

Surviving Medicine Motivation: 1 December 2017

Motivation: 1 December 2017 Balance There was a story of a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed blood from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.” As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?” Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.