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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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Oct 20, 2017

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

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Dr. David Zopf

Dr. Zopf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, as well as an Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Zopf completed his undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in Neuroscience and Physiology at Purdue University in 2005; complete his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009; completed an otolaryngology residency at Michigan in 2014 followed by a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in 2015, after which his returned to Michigan to join the faculty.

Dr. Zopf’s clinical focus is in caring for children with congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he and his colleagues have led the field of medical 3D printing to aid in the treatment of these patients. Among other innovations, his team developed a patient specific, 3D printed airway splint, culminating in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation as well as the potential of 3D printing in general for the production of personalized medical devices.

Please enjoy with Dr. David Zopf.

Selected Show Notes

www.thingiverse.com

  • Whoa. Too much cool stuff.

STL format.

www.otomatch.com

  • Be sure to check out www.headmirror.com, who partners with otomatch.com. Lots of great info on the specialty.

www.csurgeries.com

  • Oh yeah, definitely give this one a look.

The Bible.

Bioresorbable Airway Splint Created with a Three-Dimensional Printer.

Oct 6, 2017

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Dr. Susan Padrino

Dr. Padrino is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Dr. Padrino completed her undergraduate degree at Amherst College in 1994; completed her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1999; and then completed a Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2004.

In being dual boarded certified, Dr. Padrino has operated in both medical and psychiatric clinical settings throughout her career. She has also spoken about the combined training on several occasions at the annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as on the intersection of the two specialties in a talk titled “Is it Medical, Psychiatric, or Both?”

Heavily involved in medical education, Dr. Padrino is also currently the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at the School of Medicine.

Please enjoy with Dr. Susan Padrino!

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