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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Jun 9, 2017

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Dr. Beverly Newhouse

Dr. Newhouse is a critical care medicine physician, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Newhouse completed her undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina in 1994; completed her medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2003; completed an anesthesiology residency at UC, San Diego in 2007; and then completed a critical care medicine fellowship in 2008 at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked for a year before returning to UC San Diego to join the faculty.

In addition to her role as an Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Newhouse is also the Education Director for the UCSD Anesthesiology Residency Program, as well as the Education Coordinator for the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Her dedication to education has earned her many awards, most recently the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 as voted on by the residents she oversees.

Please enjoy with Dr. Beverly Newhouse!

Selected Show Notes

The Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Intensive Care Medicine Society.

Society for Critical Care Anesthesiologists.


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