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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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Nov 17, 2017

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

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Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux

Dr. Bordeaux is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Fellowship Director of Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Dr. Bordeaux completed his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University – Raleigh in 1998; completed his medical degree and an MPH at Duke University School of Medicine in 2002; completed a dermatology residency followed by a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts by 2007 after which he joined the faculty in Cleveland.

Dr. Bordeaux is a leader in the field of Mohs surgery, especially in the arena of advanced reconstructive techniques to hide the otherwise disfiguring consequences of removing skin cancer from the face. A testament to the patients he has helped and the contributions he has made to the field, including a handful of publications that have changed the practice of dermatologic surgery, Dr. Bordeaux has been voted Best Doctor’s in America 3 out of the last 4 years. On top of these accomplishments, Dr. Bordeaux has still managed to have an average of 1 medical student shadow him per week for the last 10 years.

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Nov 3, 2017

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

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Dr. Keith Murray

Dr. Murray is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Tactical EMS at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Murray complete this undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada in 1999; completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2007; completed an emergency medicine residency also at the University of Chicago in 2010; and then completed a wilderness medicine fellowship in 2011.

In addition to being medical director of tactical EMS, Dr. Murray speaks regularly about the field at grand rounds and in the communities surrounding Pittsburgh. His talks have titles such as “officer down analysis and the four phases of rescue”, “Tactical Hemorrhage Control”, and “IED Recognition and Bomb Blast Injuries”. Moreover, he is the lead instructor the Tactical EMS portion for the University’s EMS fellowship, as well as the Hand to Hand Combatives course for physicians and the ALICE Active Shoot Instructor Certification course.

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