022: Surviving Medicine – Dr. Rola Rabah – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

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Dr. Rola Rabah – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 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 to survive medical education and how to thrive as a practicing physician balancing work, patients, family and friends.

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.

Today it is January 1st 2018, I am excited to bring you an interview with one of my favorite instagrammers, dentists, medical students, and residents Dr. Rola Rabah. Dr. Rola is the perfect guest to kick off the year with. Dr. Rola is a current medical student, who completed dental school in NYC and is now doing a 6 year Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency program that includes medical school. Dr. Rola is the recent co-founder of the Al Femme Community known for women empowerment in professional roles. They recently launched their own clothing line and their shirts sold out immediately! My favorite shirt of theirs says “a women’s place is in Medicine with the word Kitchen crossed out” Dr. Rola was born in Syria and grew up in California. She is a fashion icon, from shoes to purses, she loves showing off high fashion even as a struggling medical student! In this episode, we cover all of her favorite brands, and we also cover her story and why she chose medicine in the first place. Dr. Rola opens up about her passion to help with cleft palate surgeries and her passion to work in a team oriented healthcare system. We discuss her non-traditional route into medicine, what it was like getting pushback from her colleagues and peers about choosing a male dominated surgical specialty, and we discuss the importance of taking care of yourself and enjoying everyday of your life. Dr. Rola has a passion for helping others and teaching and I could not be more excited to bring you this interview.


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