008: Surviving Medicine – James, MSIII

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!

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

Today's episode is with Dr. Justin Shafa, 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. 

006: Surviving Medicine – Premed Advice – Frank Cusimano

So today we have a special treat planned. While the majority of our podcasts will be interviews, we want to make sure we give you all the tools you need to excel and thrive either as a premedical student applying to medical school or as a resident navigating board certifications, etc. About every 5 episodes we will be doing an episode that focuses on one aspect of medicine where we give tips, pointers, advice, and motivation to make sure you all get the most out of this podcast! I personally will be recording most of these episodes, but don’t worry, for those who are looking for advice for residency or as a physician, I will be calling on the experts to make sure you all receive valuable information that will help you advance your career and remove some of the stress during the process. For today we have a special episode for all of you Premed Students out there! This entire episode is going to be about the premed process and some of the tips I give every student who is planning to apply to medical school.

005: Surviving Medicine – Kamali Thompson, MSIII, MBA

Today we are joined by a very special guest, Kamali Thompson. While many of you may not know her, you will soon. Kamali was the 2016 US National Champion in Fencing and was an alternate for the 2016 Olympic Games. Kamali is a third-year medical student and MBA student currently doing research with hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon and make the 2020 US Olympic team. In this interview, we dive deep discussing the business of medicine, balancing medical school with being a professional athlete, and how to stay focused on your future. I thing you guys are really going to like this one.

004: Surviving Medicine – Katherine Kashinsky, MS I

Today we are joined by a very special guest, Katherine Kashinsky. Many of you may know her as the former Premed_kat28 on Instagram now @med_kat28. Katherine is now a first-year medical student but at the time of this interview she was still a few days shy of starting medical school! Katherine has been a pioneer in the premed and Instagram community forging the way as the one of the first big Premed Accounts. In this interview, we dive deep discussing her road to getting into medical school, or inspiration and motivation for being a physician, her personal struggle during the premedical years, and her enthusiasm for what the future holds.

003: Surviving Medicine – Dr Jack Obrien – Family Medicine

Today I could not be more excited to bring you this educational and uplifting interview with Dr. Jack O'Brien. Dr. O'Brien is a current second year family medicine resident in New Jersey. Dr. O'Brien was a Junior Olympic Gymnast and now is a proud advocate and educator for the LGTBQ community working to not only educate individuals in that community but also working to educate physicians on how to treat their patients who identify with the LGTBQ Community. In this interview, we dive deep into how to connect with patients, the value of problem based learning, and how to treat patients in the LGTBQ Community. I am really excited for you guys to hear this one.  

002: Surviving Medicine – Jenny Wang, MS IV

I could not be more excited for you to hear my interview with Jenny Wang, a fourth-year medical student in NYC who is doing research in Dermatology. Many of you may know her as @thevibrantmed on Instagram or from her blog, Thevibrantmed. In this conversation, we dive deep into Jenny’s childhood growing up in Chicago and Shangai and we talk about her premedical years and how her love for medicine stemmed from her passion for science. I really think you guys are going to like this one – she is so connected with why she does what she does that it was inspiring to me! it reminded me of all of the reasons why I first decided to apply to medical school.

001: Surviving Medicine – Introduction

http://media.blubrry.com/surviving_medicine/p/content.blubrry.com/surviving_medicine/001_Surviving_Medicine-Introduction.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome 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 Medicine and Medical Education is today and the future of healthcare tomorrow. Each week we bring you an inside look at how […]