The Undifferentiated Medical Student

The Undifferentiated Medical Student

Ian Drummond

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The Undifferentiated Medical Student

The Undifferentiated Medical Student (TUMS) podcast is about helping medical students to choose a medical specialty and plan a career in medicine. The list of career options available to medical students is large, but the time to explore them all is short. Moreover, mentorship in medical school is lacking, and many medical students tackle the task of career planning alone, most struggling and almost all clutching to the hope that 3rd year clinical rotations will definitively resolve their remaining uncertainties about how they want to specialize. However, having been distracted by the relentless pace of their pre-clinical curricula and specter of Step 1, 3rd year medical students are eventually confronted with the reality that there are simply too many specialties to explore in one year and that they may not even get to finish their clinical rotations before important decisions about their careers need to be made (e.g., the planning of acting internships) if they are to be competitive applicants. Thus, mentorless and clinically unexposed, many medical students are forced to make wholly uninformed decisions about their futures. By interviewing at least one physician from each of the 120+ specialties listed on the AAMC's Careers in Medicine website 1) about their specialty, 2) how they decided this specialty was right for them, and 3) for advice about long-term career planning irrespective of the specialty they went into, this podcast aims to enumerate the details of every specialty and provide virtual mentorship on how best to go about moving past being an undifferentiated medical student.
Title Date Listen Download
Ep 068 - Academic Hospitalist Medicine with Dr. Emily Silverman Jun 29, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 067 - Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology with Dr. Mark Rockoff Jun 15, 2018 Listen Download
The 4th Year Episode #2 Jun 1, 2018 Listen Download
The 4th Year Episode #1 Apr 16, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 066 - Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics with Dr. Aaron Leetch Feb 23, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 065 – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with Dr. Miguel Escalón Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 064 - Sleep Medicine with Dr. Raj Dasgupta Jan 26, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 063 - Neurocritical Care with Dr. Ciro Ramos-Estebanez Jan 12, 2018 Listen Download
Ep 062 - Pediatric Ophthalmology with Dr. Michael Abrams Dec 29, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 061 - Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery with Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy Dec 15, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 060 - Interventional Radiology with Dr. Michael Schacht Dec 1, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 059 - Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology with Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux Nov 17, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 058 - Tactical EMS with Dr. Keith Murray Nov 3, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 057 - Pediatric Otolaryngology with Dr. David Zopf Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 056 – Med-Psych with Dr. Susan Padrino Oct 6, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 055 - Transplant Nephrology with Dr. Meera Harhay Sep 22, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 054 - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology with Dr. Leal Herlitz Sep 8, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 053 - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Megan Schimpf Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 052 - Being a Physician MBA with Dr. Alex Macario Aug 18, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 051 - Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Janis Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 050 - Vascular Surgery with Dr. Venita Chandra Aug 4, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 049 - Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery with Dr. Gordon Bennett Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 048 - Nephrology with Dr. Josh Augustine Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 047 - Orthopedic Sports Medicine with NFL Head Team Physician Dr. James Voos Jul 14, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 046 - Hand Surgery (via Orthopedics) with Dr. Kevin Malone Jul 7, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 045 - Emergency Medicine (Redux) with Dr. Christopher Wyatt Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 044 - Performing Arts Medicine with Dr. Sajid Surve Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 043 - Critical Care Medicine (via Internal Medicine) with Dr. Rozy Khan Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 042 - Critical Care Medicine (via Anesthesiology) with Dr. Beverly Newhouse Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 041 - Geriatric Medicine with Dr. Porter Jun 2, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 040 - International Health with Dr. Rick Hodes May 26, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 039 - Being a Physician Scientist in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Dr. Brandon Atkins May 19, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 038 - Orthopedic Trauma Surgery with Dr. Julius Bishop May 12, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 037 - Psychiatry with Dr. Jeanne Lackamp May 5, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 036 - Musculoskeletal Radiology with Dr. Peter Young Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 035 - Allergy and Immunology with Dr. Haig Tcheurekdjian Apr 21, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 034 - Anesthesiology with Dr. Daniel Lee Apr 14, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 033 - Orthopedic Surgery with Dr. Serena Hu Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 032 - Urology with Dr. Ami Kilchevsky Apr 4, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 031 - Pediatrics with Dr. Vasudha Bhavaraju Mar 31, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 030 - Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine with Dr. Kelley Banagan Mar 24, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 029 - Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Chad Zender Mar 21, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 028 - Congenital Cardiac Surgery with Dr. Jeremy Herrmann Mar 17, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 027 - Hematology & Oncology with Dr. Shadia Jalal Mar 10, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 026 - Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism with Dr. Nadine El Asmar Mar 7, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 025 - Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery with Dr. Eugene Ceppa Mar 3, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 024 - Aerospace Medicine with Dr. Ryan Gray Feb 24, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 023 - Otolaryngology with Dr. Nicole Maronian Feb 21, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 022 - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology with Dr. Michael Zacharias Feb 17, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 021 - Hospice and Palliative Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Higgins Feb 10, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 020 - Pediatric Sports Medicine with Dr. Susannah Briskin Feb 7, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 019 - Cardiology with Dr. Richard Josephson Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 018 - Child Neurology with Dr. Max Wiznitzer Jan 27, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 017 - Transplant Hepatology with Dr. Anthony Post Jan 20, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 016 - Family Medicine with Dr. Steve Brown Jan 13, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 015 - Diagnostic Radiology with Dr. James Lieberman Jan 6, 2017 Listen Download
Ep 014 - Infectious Diseases with Dr. Robert Kalayjian Dec 30, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 013 - Cardiothoracic Surgery with Dr. Mimi Ceppa Dec 23, 2016 Listen Download
Moving to Once per Week Episodes Dec 16, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 012 - Being a Woman in Surgery with Dr. Jamie Coleman Dec 16, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 011 - Pediatric Surgery with Dr. Kenneth Azarow Dec 13, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 010 - Trauma/Surgical Critical Care with Dr. Matthew Martin Dec 9, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 009 - Obstetrics and Gynecology with Dr. Marjorie Greenfield Dec 6, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 008 - Med/Peds with Dr. Nathan Stehouwer Dec 2, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 007 - Emergency Medicine with Dr. Thomas Brantley Nov 29, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 006 - Being an IM Program Director with Dr. Keith Armitage Nov 25, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 005 - Neurology with Dr. Donald Mann Nov 22, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 004 - Colorectal Surgery with Dr. Scott Steele Nov 18, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 003 - Neurosurgery with Dr. Jennifer Sweet Nov 15, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 002 - General Surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Hardacre Nov 11, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 001 - Internal Medicine with Dr. Bryan Hambley Nov 11, 2016 Listen Download
Ep 000 - Introduction Nov 11, 2016 Listen Download

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