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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.
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Sep 22, 2017

Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions

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Dr. Meera Harhay

Dr. Harhay is a transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Harhay completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2003; completed her medical degree, an internal medicine residency, a nephrology fellowship, and a transplant nephrology fellowship all at the University of Pennsylvania by 2014, after which she joined the faculty at Drexel.

During her nephrology fellowship, Dr. Harhay also completed a master’s of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and has since published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on kidney disease and transplantation. Her research is currently supported by NIH funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

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Sep 8, 2017

Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions

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Show notes for this episode can be found here

Dr. Leal Herlitz

Dr. Herlitz is an Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and the Director of Medical Kidney Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Herlitz completed her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College in 1999; completed her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004; then completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology followed by a fellowship in Renal Pathology both at Columbia University Medical Center by 2009, where she remained as faculty prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2014.

She is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She also engages in collaborative basic science and clinical research and is an author on over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has recently assumed leadership of the pathology thread at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with the goal of helping to highlight pathology as one of the career paths open to medical students.

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