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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 long, 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 the 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.
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Aug 25, 2017

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Dr. Megan Schimpf

Dr. Schimpf is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan School
of Medicine.

Dr. Schimpf completed her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Michigan by 2001; completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology at the University of Connecticut in 2005; and then completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (aka Urogynecology, aka Urogyn) at Hartford Hospital in 2008, after which she eventually returned to Michigan to join the faculty.

Dr. Schimpf is a member and spokesperson for the American Urogynecologic Socitey, and her clinical interests include the impact of obstetrics on the pelvic floor, as well as robotic surgery for prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Please enjoy with Dr. Megan Schimpf!

Aug 18, 2017

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Dr. Alex Macario

Dr. Macario is the Program Director of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as a physician with an MBA.

Dr. Macario completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school degree at the University of Rochester all by 1990. He then completed an anesthesiology residency, as well as a postgraduate fellowship in health services research at Stanford by 1995.

In addition to many other professional involvements such as being the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology and Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology residency programs at Stanford, Dr. Macario has mentored many physicians on the merits of pursing business training along side their medical training and is the author of a paper titled “Should I Get a Masters of Business Administration?” published in Current Opinion in Anesthesiology.

Of note, Dr. Macario is the founder and director of the Management Fellowship at Stanford, a postgraduate program which trains physicians in areas such as leadership, informatics, entrepreneurship, quality, and management science with special attention to the delivery of surgical and anesthesia care.

Dr. Macario is @alexmacario on twitter so be sure to say hello!

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Aug 11, 2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Janis

Dr. Janis is full-time faculty as a Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Janis completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University Olin School of Business in 1993; completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1998; and then completed an integrated plastic surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2003.

Dr. Janis is currently the President-Elect (will take the job in October of 2017) on the Executive Board of American Society of Plastic Surgery, also serving as the Board Vice President of Education, overseeing all education for the largest plastic surgery organization in the world.

He has been repeatedly named to the U.S. News and World Report “Top Doctors”, and also has received similar recognition by Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, and Who’s Who in America.

Of note, Dr Janis was also part of the team that performed the first full U.S. face transplant at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011.

Please enjoy with Dr. Jeffrey Janis!

Aug 4, 2017

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Dr. Venita Chandra 

Dr. Chandra is a vascular surgeon as well as the Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chandra completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in 1999; completed her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2004; then completed a general surgery residency, a biodesign innovation fellowship, and finally a vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford by 2013.

In addition to her role as associate program director of the vascular surgery fellowship, Dr. Chandra is the founder of the Stanford Limb Salvage Initiative where research on new and cutting edge peripheral vascular and limb salvage techniques is performed, as well as work to optimize the management of patients and education of residents and fellows in this complex field.

Please enjoy with Dr. Venita Chandra!

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