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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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Dec 29, 2017

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Dr. Michael Abrams

Dr. Abrams is a pediatric ophthalmologist currently on sabbatical to work as CEO of FreeLinc Technologies (www.freelinc.com) in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

Dr. Abrams completed his undergraduate degree at Haverford College; his medical degree at a combined program at Dartmouth and Brown Medical Schools; an ophthalmology residency at State University of New York at Buffalo; and then a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Detroit.

Over his career, Dr. Abrams has served as a General Medical Officer and Battalion Surgeon in the U.S. Army, spent 16 years in private practice as a pediatric ophthalmologist, and regularly published his research in peer review journals during this time.  He is a volunteer faculty member for ORBIS international, and has a specific interest in Connected Health and in establishing distributive educational hierarchies in evolving medical systems. He has served on numerous boards, including the Children’s Eye Foundation (www.childrenseyefoundation.org), and the Utah Medical Insurance Association (www.umia.com), where he helped to guide a $150 million merger and acquisition.  In 2013, Dr. Abrams took a sabbatical from clinical medicine to take the top job at FreeLinc, a research and development company focused on the adoption of Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) as a new wireless communication standard to be used with their proprietary wireless body area network technology that hopes to revolutionize Connected Health.

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Dec 15, 2017

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Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy

Dr. Ramasamy (www.ranjithramasamy.com) is the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery as well as an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Miami.

Dr. Ramasamy completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in 2003; completed his medical degree at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2007; completed a urology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College in 2013; then completed a fellowship, sponsored by the NIH, in Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Ramasamy has been integral to the advancement of the field of male reproductive medicine and surgery. He has published over a 100 peer-reviewed articles and authored several book chapters on the topic; is on the  editorial board of Urology and the Journal of Andrology, as well as a member of many other journals and societies; and has presented his work at over 25 national and international conferences from the United States to Indian, a remarkable feat considering that he only just completed his formal training two years ago.

Dr. Ramasamy is also the founder of a company called Uro-Logic that created an app called Urology Flashcards that has over 10,000 users and that is available for free in iTunes and on Google Play.

Of note, Dr. Ramasamy is a former television news anchor also having made appearances on the hit ABC series NY Med as well as ABC Nightly News to talk about foods with aphrodisiac qualities.

Please enjoy with Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy!

Dec 1, 2017

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Dr. Michael Schacht

Dr. Schacht is the Associate Program Director of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Residency & Fellowship at Indiana University.

Dr. Schacht completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in 2005; completed a dual MD/MBA degree at Indiana University in 2010; completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Louisville in 2015; and then completed a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship in 2016 at Indiana University, where he remains today as faculty.

Dr. Schacht is all about medical education. In particular, he loves spreading the word about interventional radiology. In fact, he recently submitted an article to Academic Radiology titled Improving Medical Student Exposure to Interventional Radiology.

In his free time, Dr. Schacht enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and traveling.

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