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Are you curious or interested in anesthesia and you a woman, person of color or otherwise do not fit the stereotypical image of what an anesthesiologist is "supposed" to look like? Are you confused as to what an anesthesiologist even does? Then this show is for you! We will discuss what life is like on the other side of the blue drape for us- such as the flow of an average day, the issues most relevant to us, and tips on being a part of this amazing yet misunderstood field!

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Are you curious or interested in anesthesia and you a woman, person of color or otherwise do not fit the stereotypical image of what an anesthesiologist is "supposed" to look like? Are you confused as to what an anesthesiologist even does? Then this show is for you! We will discuss what life is like on the other side of the blue drape for us- such as the flow of an average day, the issues most relevant to us, and tips on being a part of this amazing yet misunderstood field!

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English


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Part 2: I failed Step 2, Did not Match, Did not SOAP, and Im going to Yale Anesthesiology Residency w/ Dr. Julisha Patten

7/1/2024
In this compelling follow-up episode of Sevo Sistas, we continue our conversation with Dr. Julisha Patten. Dr. Patten shares her inspiring journey of overcoming significant academic challenges to achieve her dream of becoming an anesthesiologist. From failing step exams to navigating the match process, Dr. Patten's story is a testament to resilience and determination. Tune in to hear her practical advice on maintaining confidence, seeking mentorship, and the power of perseverance. Overcoming Step Exam Challenges:Mentorship and Tutoring:Navigating the Match Process:Transitioning to Residency:Advice for Aspiring Anesthesiologists:Closing Thoughts:Call to Action: Don't miss this episode filled with resilience and practical advice for overcoming obstacles in the medical field. Subscribe to Sevo Sistas on your favorite podcast platform and leave a review to support the show! Share this episode with friends and colleagues who might benefit from Dr. Patten's inspiring journey. Follow Dr. Julisha Patten @Julisha_Patten on Twitter Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:21:55

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I failed Step 2, Did not Match, Did not SOAP, and Im going to Yale Anesthesiology Residency. From Military to Budding Anesthesiologist w/ Dr. Julisha Patten, Part 1

6/24/2024
In this inspiring episode of Sevo Sistas, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Dr. Julisha Patten, who defied numerous challenges on her path to becoming an anesthesiology resident at Yale. Dr. Patten shares her experiences of taking the MCAT twice, facing setbacks, and ultimately triumphing through resilience and determination. Highlights of the Episode: Introduction to Dr. Julisha Patten:Military Experience and Education:Academic Journey and Military Challenges:Master's Program and Medical School:Mentorship and Support Systems:Advice and Encouragement:Join us for part one of this two-part series as Dr. Patten’s story unfolds, providing invaluable insights and motivation for anyone facing challenges on their professional journey. Don't miss the next episode, where we discuss her test-taking strategies, experiences with matching into residency, and how she navigated the ups and downs to secure her place at Yale. Connect: TwitterFacebookAbout Sevo Sistas: Sevo Sistas is your go-to podcast for demystifying and diversifying the field of anesthesiology, offering insights and stories from inspiring individuals within the duration of an anesthesia break. Hosted by Dr. Peterson, we aim to support and uplift our listeners through engaging and informative content. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:18:27

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How to Create Your Dream Board of Advisors

6/3/2024
Finding mentors, creating that relationship can be intimidating but it does not have to be. Listen for how you can create your dream mentoring relationships. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:10:17

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Tips to being a Networking Boss and my Matching Journey as an IMG with Dr. Chuma Azoba

5/28/2024
Are you confused about what networking is? How to do it? Dr. Chuma Azoba walks us through practical action items that you can take to be a networking boss Twitter: @ChumaAzoba Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:27:17

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Im an IMG & I matched in Anesthesiology this past Match Cycle. How I did it with Dr. Chuma Azoba, Part 1

5/20/2024
In this episode, Dr. Chuma Azoba, a graduate of St. George's Medical School walks us through -his journey to medicine and anesthesia -the challenges of going to medical school abroad -how to navigate obtaining anesthesia rotations -the importance of networking Have more questions for Dr. Azoba? or want to connect? He is on X @ChumaAzoba and Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuma-azoba/ Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:16:02

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Part2: From Academia to Entrepreneurship & opportunity for those interested in medicine

5/13/2024
In the enlightening episode of the Black Doctors Podcast featuring Dr. Elisha Peterson, listeners are invited into the inspiring journey of a triple board-certified anesthesiologist renowned for her dedication to medicine and community service. Throughout the podcast, Dr. Peterson candidly discusses the hurdles she faced as a minority navigating the rigorous terrain of medical education. From the pressures of competition in medical school to the complexities of specialization in pediatric pain management, her journey is marked by perseverance and resilience. Importantly, she sheds light on the need for representation in medicine and advocates for honest discussions about the unique struggles faced by minorities within the field. As the conversation unfolds, Dr. Peterson’s personal experiences in the operating room, balancing motherhood with a demanding profession, and her transition from academic medicine to entrepreneurial ventures offer invaluable insights. Her commitment to creating inclusive spaces, evident in initiatives like the SEVO Sisters podcast and her forthcoming digital course, underscores her dedication to empowering marginalized individuals in the medical community. Dr. Peterson’s story serves as a beacon of hope, emphasizing the transformative power of resilience, advocacy, and community support in overcoming obstacles and achieving success in medicine. As a former medical school admissions committee member, Dr. Peterson offers expertise and guidance across various stages of the medical education journey. With insights gleaned from evaluating candidates, she can provide invaluable advice on crafting compelling medical school and residency essays, navigating the intricacies of interviews for both medical school and residency programs, and optimizing the overall application process. Additionally, Dr. Peterson offers insights into excelling during transitional years, maintaining motivation, overcoming challenges, and fostering innovative thinking. Whether transitioning from a different industry into medicine or seeking strategies to stand out amidst competition, Dr. Peterson will provide tailored support to empower individuals embarking on their medical careers. Learn more at this link: Dr. Elisha Peterson: White Coat Achieved Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:30:29

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Part 1: My Interview on the Black Doctors Podcast

5/6/2024
In the enlightening episode of the Black Doctors Podcast featuring Dr. Elisha Peterson, listeners are invited into the inspiring journey of a triple board-certified anesthesiologist renowned for her dedication to medicine and community service. Throughout the podcast, Dr. Peterson candidly discusses the hurdles she faced as a minority navigating the rigorous terrain of medical education. From the pressures of competition in medical school to the complexities of specialization in pediatric pain management, her journey is marked by perseverance and resilience. Importantly, she sheds light on the need for representation in medicine and advocates for honest discussions about the unique struggles faced by minorities within the field. As the conversation unfolds, Dr. Peterson's personal experiences in the operating room, balancing motherhood with a demanding profession, and her transition from academic medicine to entrepreneurial ventures offer invaluable insights. Her commitment to creating inclusive spaces, evident in initiatives like the SEVO Sisters podcast and her forthcoming digital course, underscores her dedication to empowering marginalized individuals in the medical community. Dr. Peterson's story serves as a beacon of hope, emphasizing the transformative power of resilience, advocacy, and community support in overcoming obstacles and achieving success in medicine. As a former medical school admissions committee member, Dr. Peterson offers expertise and guidance across various stages of the medical education journey. With insights gleaned from evaluating candidates, she can provide invaluable advice on crafting compelling medical school and residency essays, navigating the intricacies of interviews for both medical school and residency programs, and optimizing the overall application process. Additionally, Dr. Peterson offers insights into excelling during transitional years, maintaining motivation, overcoming challenges, and fostering innovative thinking. Whether transitioning from a different industry into medicine or seeking strategies to stand out amidst competition, Dr. Peterson will provide tailored support to empower individuals embarking on their medical careers. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:29:56

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An Anesthesiologist's journey into Real Estate- Part 2

4/29/2024
You dont have to hustle and grind your entire life to make money. What if you made even more money working smarter not harder? In this episode, we discuss -why I left academic medicine -the pros and challenges of real estate -learning never ends I was a guest on the Real Estate Mogul MD podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/real-estate-mogul-m-d/id1657510769 Here I share my journey into real estate. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:28:54

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An Anesthesiologist's journey into Real Estate- Part 1

4/22/2024
Ever thought about making money while you sleep? or even just sheltering your income from taxes? I was a guest on the Real Estate Mogul MD podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/real-estate-mogul-m-d/id1657510769 Here I share my journey into real estate. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:33:13

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Spring Break!

4/15/2024
We are on spring break this week! Use this as an opportunity to catch up on prior episodes and I look forward to discussing new topics with you next week! Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:00:57

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The Dark Side of Anesthesiology...

4/8/2024
Everything has a dark side. Anesthesiology has a few. Its still a great field but you should enter with eyes wide open. Anesthesiology is #1 for -highest burnout rate of all specialties -highest suicide rate of all specialties -#1 for gender based harassment Want to read more. Check out the papers below: https://pubs.asahq.org/monitor/article/87/4/34/137958/This-Is-Not-Acceptable https://www.apsf.org/article/our-own-safety/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7958220/ https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15361 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34756737/ Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:14:40

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What happens if OR anesthesiology isnt for you? How I created a unique pain practice w/ Dr. Candice Williams

4/1/2024
Discover the transformative power of resilience and passion as Dr. Candice Williams shares her inspiring journey of navigating the complexities of medicine while pursuing her love for music and healing. From navigating challenging hospital environments to pioneering a unique blend of music and telemedicine for pain management, Dr. Williams shares her inspiring story of courage, perseverance, and the pursuit of purpose in the ever-evolving landscape of medicine. In This Episode: [00:00:00] Dr. Candice Williams shares her journey from challenging hospital environments to finding her niche in anesthesiology. [00:01:00] Exploring alternative specialties led Dr. Williams to pain management, providing a fulfilling career shift. [00:02:00] Fellowship offered valuable insights, despite challenges with inpatient pain service. [00:03:00] Straddling two classes during fellowship provided unique experiences, shaping Dr. Williams' perspective. [00:04:00] Dr. Williams' lifelong passion for music resurfaced post-residency, influencing her career pivot. [00:05:00] A pivotal moment prompted Dr. Williams to blend music with telemedicine for pain management. [00:06:00] Dr. Williams plans to offer lifestyle interventions and telemedicine services for pain management. [00:07:00] Using music as medicine, Dr. Williams emphasizes practical incorporation into daily routines. [00:08:00] Workplace challenges in medicine are discussed, highlighting the need for systemic change. [00:09:00] Courage and resilience are essential traits in navigating challenging career transitions. [00:10:00] Anesthesiology is praised as a specialty offering unique patient care opportunities. [00:11:00] Dr. Williams encourages pursuing passions and prioritizing personal fulfillment in medicine. [00:12:00] The conversation concludes with a call to action for physicians to embrace change and explore alternative paths. [00:13:00] Dr. Williams shares her website and YouTube channel for those interested in her music and telemedicine offerings. To connect with Dr. Williams and her music, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xUreZyi27U0Mo9p8kZvIw https://www.preludepc.com/ https://linktr.ee/drcandicewill Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:22:36

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How to navigate the loss of parent, an imperfect deans letter, and racism in medical school & residency w/ Musician & Pain MD Dr. Candice Williams. Stepping stones to Her Creation of Music as Medicine Part 1

3/25/2024
Did you ever wonder how a passion for music could harmonize with a career in medicine? Join us in this episode as we dive into the extraordinary journey of Dr. Candice Williams, an anesthesiology pain medicine physician who seamlessly blends her musical talents with her medical practice. Explore the intersection of art and science as Dr. Williams shares her unique approach to pain care, revealing the transformative power of creativity in healing. Get ready to uncover the symphony of possibilities when passion meets profession. In This Episode: [00:00:00] Introduction to Dr. Candice Williams, an anesthesiology pain medicine physician, discussing her unique approach to pain care using her musical talents. [00:01:00] Dr. Williams shares her journey of combining medicine with her passion for music and how she found an interest in anesthesiology. [00:02:00] mHer introduction to anesthesiology during a rotation at the National Institutes of Health and the influence of a friend's suggestion. [00:03:00] Dr. Williams' decision to explore anesthesiology further through shadowing experiences and interactions with anesthesiologists. [00:04:00] Her decision to pursue anesthesiology residency, including the challenges faced during the application process. [00:05:00] Dr. Williams talks about the supportive environment she found in anesthesiology and her strategic approach to rotations. [00:06:00] She discusses her experiences during rotations, including the challenges and revelations that guided her specialty choice. [00:07:00] Dr. Williams reflects on the challenges and biases she encountered during rotations and the importance of finding the right fit. [00:08:00] Her decision to pursue anesthesiology residency at UCLA and the struggles faced during training. [00:09:00] Dr. Williams shares her experiences of advocating for herself during residency and confronting biases. [00:10:00] She discusses the challenges of balancing residency with personal life and the support she received from colleagues. [00:11:00] Dr. Williams reflects on the significance of finding acceptance and support in her chosen field of anesthesiology. [00:12:00] Her transition to the workforce after residency and the challenges faced during her early career. [00:13:00] Dr. Williams shares her decision to pursue additional training in pain medicine and the motivations behind it. Key Takeaway The fusion of passion and profession can create a beautiful harmony. Dr. Candice Williams's inspiring journey reminds us that pursuing our interests outside of medicine can enrich our practice and enhance patient care. Whether it's music, art, or any other passion, integrating it into our medical careers can unlock new dimensions of empathy, creativity, and healing. So, let's embrace the melody of possibility and cultivate a symphony of compassion in our medical journeys. Links to Dr. Candice Williams Music and Social Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xUreZyi27U0Mo9p8kZvIw https://www.preludepc.com/ https://linktr.ee/drcandicewill Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:21:43

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You can practice Anesthesia w/ a Physical Disability- here is how I do it w/ Dr. Amanda Dudak

3/18/2024
Ever wondered how anesthesiologists handle tough situations with their hands? In this last episode with Dr. Amanda Dudak MD, we're diving into the world of anesthesiology like never before. Dr. Dudak gives us a peek into the day-to-day life of an anesthesiologist, sharing stories that shed light on the challenges and triumphs of the job. From dealing with sensory issues to clever tricks in intubation, each marks a key moment in her journey. So, get ready for a fascinating dive into the world of anesthesiology, where Dr. Amanda Dudak's stories paint a vivid picture of life in the operating room. In This Episode: 00:01:00 - Dr. Dudak's attraction to anesthesiology and immediate feedback 00:02:00 - Initial experiences on obstetrics rotation and interaction with anesthesia 00:03:00 - Dr. Dudak's exposure to anesthesia during a trauma case and its impact 00:04:00 - Decision to change from OB/GYN to anesthesiology during fourth year 00:05:00 - Late decision-making process and applying to anesthesia programs 00:06:00 - The supportive and adaptive environment in the anesthesia field 00:07:00 - The nimble thought process and adaptability in anesthesia 00:08:00 - Late application challenges and unique experiences in the interview process 00:09:00 - Strategic approach to residency applications and ranking list 00:10:00 - Learning experiences during residency interviews and making the final decision 00:11:00 - Uncertainty during Match Week and finding out about the match 00:12:00 - The significance of finding a supportive program and matching 00:13:00 - Advice on ranking programs and finding a place where you thrive 00:14:00 - Navigating residency with physical impairments and adaptive devices 00:15:00 - Overcoming challenges with sensory deficits and adapting techniques 00:16:00 - Learning from mistakes and adapting to challenges in the OR 00:17:00 - Adapting techniques in airway management and starting IVs 00:18:00 - Utilizing ultrasound guidance and increasing surface area for palpation 00:19:00 - Adapting to limitations, recognizing personal challenges, and seeking support 00:20:00 - Navigating residency with unique learning experiences and sharing mistakes 00:21:00 - Learning from auxiliary support staff and the importance of teamwork 00:22:00 - Overcoming challenges, handling mistakes, and supporting fellow residents 00:23:00 - Anesthesia as a lone ranger sport and the value of sharing stories Key Takeaway As we wrap up this fascinating episode with Dr. Amanda Dudak MD, we've learned a lot about the world of anesthesiology. From why she chose this field to the ups and downs of her time in training, Dr. Dudak's story is like a guide to understanding the life of an anesthesiologist. It showed us the important moments in her journey, giving us a clear picture of what it's all about. Some big takeaways include being ready to adapt, finding a supportive program, and the power of teamwork to face challenges. Dr. Dudak's experiences are like a light for those interested in anesthesiology, proving that with determination, flexibility, and a helping community, anyone can succeed in the complex world of the operating room. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:24:48

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Diagnosed w/ life altering health condition, single parent to her sister, & navigating the gray area of accommodations during medical training- how I made it with Dr. Amanda Dudak

3/11/2024
Have you ever wondered what it's really like for someone to make it through medical school? In this episode, Dr. Amanda Dudak, MD shares her personal rollercoaster – the ups, the downs, and everything in between. From dealing with money matters to facing unexpected health problems, her story is a real, raw look at the challenges med students might not always talk about. Join us as we unpack the grit, resilience, and camaraderie that shape the less-explored side of the journey to becoming a doctor. In this episode: [00:01:00] Dr. Dudak discusses the importance of highlighting unique experiences in medical school applications. [00:02:00] Dr. Dudak's focus on underserved populations and social determinants of health. [00:03:00] Variety of experiences in women's health, including volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center and Planned Parenthood. [00:04:00] Dr. Dudak's desire for a medical education that acknowledges differences in backgrounds and teaches navigating the healthcare system. [00:05:00] Dr. Dudak's atypical financial situation and decision-making process for choosing a medical school. [00:06:00] Balancing financial considerations and personal fit in choosing a medical school. [00:07:00] Challenges faced during medical school, including health issues and the financial burden. [00:08:00] Juggling responsibilities as a single parent and medical student; getting support for her sister. [00:09:00] Dr. Dudak's sickness during the first year of medical school and struggles with getting a diagnosis. [00:10:00] Taking a leave of absence due to health issues, facing challenges with the insurance company. [00:11:00] Diagnosis of CIDP (chronic form of Guillain-Barre syndrome) and the struggle to get medication approved. [00:12:00] Difficulties in getting appropriate treatment and the impact on daily life. [00:13:00] Returning to medical school with physical disabilities and navigating practical challenges. [00:14:00] Meeting with the Dean's office to discuss the logistics of returning to medical school. [00:27:00] Discussing challenges faced during rotations, accommodation needs, and support received. [00:28:00] Reflecting on the value of speaking to people who have faced similar challenges. [00:29:00] Sharing experiences with attendings and the importance of solidarity from peers. [00:30:00] Discussing the impact of accommodations on rotation experiences and evaluations. [00:31:00] Reflecting on the support received from the school and peers, and the impact on the overall experience. Key Takeaway Dr. Amanda Dudak's story is a powerful reminder that challenges are a part of everyone's journey, and it's crucial to embrace diversity in medical education. Her experiences highlight the need for support, empathy, and adaptability within the healthcare system. As we wrap up, let's use Dr. Dudak's journey as a starting point for conversations about including and understanding the varied paths that individuals take to become healthcare professionals. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:32:15

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Homeschooled, Rural upbringing, Mother battling cancer- how I persevered w/ anesthesiologist Dr. Amanda Dudak

3/4/2024
Did you know that the journey to becoming a medical professional can take unexpected turns and detours? In this riveting episode, Dr. Elisha Peterson, MD sits down with the remarkable Dr. Amanda Dudak, MD, whose path to medicine was far from conventional. Join us as we dive into the intricacies of her unique journey, from unconventional beginnings to the challenges faced during her mother's health struggles, and the sacrifices made to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Dudak's story is a testament to resilience, perseverance, and the importance of seeking alternative paths. What can we learn from those who forge unconventional routes to achieve their goals? Let's find out as we unravel the inspiring narrative of Dr. Amanda Dudak. In This Episode: [00:05:00] - Dr. Amanda Dudak discusses her unconventional educational background and upbringing. [00:08:00] - Dr. Amanda talks about her mother's battle with brain cancer and the impact on their lives. [00:11:00] - The challenges and frustration Dr. Amanda's mother faced post-surgery, affecting her ability to communicate. [00:13:00] - Dr. Amanda highlights the importance of reaching out to a broader support network during difficult times. [00:16:00] - Dr. Amanda explores her initial interest in becoming an equine vet and the realization that it might not be the right path. [00:18:00] - Dr. Amanda discusses the support she received from her extended family during the med school application process. [00:21:00] - The sacrifices and choices Dr. Amanda made to pursue medicine, including putting certain aspects of her life on hold. [00:23:00] - Dr. Amanda reflects on the guidance she received from an MD PhD student and the strategic approach to her med school application. [00:24:00] - The discussion around alternative paths to medical school and finding the right fit for one's career goals. [00:25:00] - Dr. Peterson expresses gratitude for the guidance and coaching that helps individuals navigate their career paths. Key Takeaway Through Dr. Amanda Dudak's inspiring story, marked by unconventional beginnings, family struggles, and personal sacrifices, you're reminded of the importance of seeking alternative paths, leveraging support networks, and making strategic choices, even if it means temporarily putting some aspects of your life on hold. Dr. Dudak's experience teaches us that with dedication and perseverance, we can face any challenges that may come along our journey and achieve our aspirations, regardless of the odds. Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:25:42

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Life after full time Academic Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with Dr. Elisha Peterson

2/26/2024
There is a lot of opportunities outside academic medicine. There is -Expert Witnessing -Consulting -Per Diem Work -Public Speaking -Writing We discuss my life after leaving full-time academic medicine. Key Talking Points: [00:00:00] Introduction [00:01:00] What is Leadership Without Authority and Why Does it Impact Patient Care? [00:02:00] What's Missing in Medical Training and Why Does it Matter? [00:03:00] What is the Importance of Understanding the Business Side of Medicine for Personal and Professional Growth? [00:04:00] What Recommendations Exist for Learning About the Business of Medicine? [00:05:00] What is the Significance of Intrapreneurship for Those Working Within Organizations? [00:06:00] Why Discuss Suffering in the Medical Profession and What Impact Does it Have on Health? [00:07:00] What's Involved in Breaking Away from Suffering and How Can We Address Moral Conflicts? [00:08:00] What is the Connection Between Suffering and Health Issues, Especially in Women? [00:09:00] What are Dr. Elisha's Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and How Can One Pursue Their Unique Path? [00:10:00] Why is There a Need for Business Education in Medicine and What Challenges Do Physicians Face? [00:11:00] What is the Vision of Physicians Running Their Own Practices for True Patient-Centered Care? [00:12:00] How Can Gaining Control Over One's Schedule Impact Life and Well-being? [00:13:00] What is the Impact of Time Control on Life and Well-being? [00:14:00] How Did Dr. Elisha Transition to Various Opportunities? [00:15:00] Why Did Dr. Elisha Start the Sevo Sistas Podcast and What Contributed to its Popularity? [00:16:00] How Can One Get Compensation for Expert Testimony and What Advice Exists for Those Interested in Pursuing it? [00:17:00] What is Involved in Establishing Oneself as an Authority for Corporate Consulting and How Can Social Media be Leveraged? [00:18:00] Why is it Important to Review Cases for the State Medical Board Before Pursuing Expert Witness Work? [00:19:00] How To Set Hourly Rates? [00:20:00] What Corporate Consulting Strategies Exist? [00:21:00] What is Dr. Elisha's Passion for Travel? [00:22:00] How Would Dr. Elisha Describe the Unique and Welcoming Culture of Turkey? [00:23:00] What are Dr. Elisha's Upcoming Travel Plans to Japan and Colombia? [00:24:00] How Does Flexibility in Virtual Work and Occasional On-site Speaking Engagements Work Together? [00:25:00] What is Dr. Elisha's Involvement with Startups Resources discussed: Dr. Una's podcast EntreMD Gretchen Green Expert Witnessing Set up free Consulting profile with Expert iQ https://www.expert-iq.com/auth/login Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:27:14

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"This feels like an Abusive Relationship, Im only in it for the kids" & The health Crisis that Turned into a Blessing w/ Dr. Elisha Peterson

2/19/2024
Ever needed a sign that it was time to move on? Working in full time academic medicine felt like being in an abusive relationship. I was only in it for the kids...( I was working for a children's hospital). In this episode, we discussed what my transition out of academic medicine looks like. And how Im leveraging my talents and experiences into a new venture. Resources discussed: Dr. Una's podcast EntreMD My TEDx "How Chronic Pain is Like Falling in Love" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypWT4MJVVUk Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:27:32

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Overcome Imposter Syndrome Forever with Dr. Elisha Peterson and Guest host Dr. Manna Hagos

2/12/2024
Have you ever wondered about the remarkable journey of a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who successfully navigated the intricate world of healthcare leadership, overcoming gender and racial biases? In this episode, there's a shift in roles as Dr. Elisha Peterson goes from being the main host to becoming the guest, and Dr. Manna Hagos takes on the role of the host. This change creates an opportunity for an interesting conversation where Dr. Peterson talks about her experiences, from employee to entrepreneurship. The discussion covers the various challenges and successes she faced along this unique path. Timestamps: [00:00:00] Introduction to Dr. Elisha Peterson and the unconventional journey from academia to entrepreneurship. [00:01:00] Dr. Peterson's early career and the influence of a mentor who foresaw her leadership potential. [00:02:00] Overcoming self-doubt and taking on a director position at Childrens National, the challenges of navigating organizational dynamics. [00:03:00] The impact of hierarchical structures and political turf wars in healthcare, especially as a woman of color. [00:04:00] Lessons from leadership transitions, recognizing the importance of resilience and maintaining authenticity. [00:05:00] Dr. Peterson's realization of the need for change, the influence of podcasts like Dr. Una's EntreMD, and the seed for her transition to entrepreneurship. [00:06:00] Coping with the challenges of COVID-19 in healthcare and the frustrations with per diem roles. [00:07:00] The rediscovery of autonomy and the role of entrepreneurial podcasts in reshaping Dr. Peterson's perspective. [00:08:00] Dr. Peterson's journey from academia to entrepreneurship, reflecting on the transformative power of reclaiming one's freedom. Key Takeaway: Dr. Peterson's story is a testament to the importance of recognizing one's leadership potential, overcoming systemic barriers, and embracing the entrepreneurial mindset to create meaningful change in the healthcare landscape. Her journey inspires healthcare professionals to navigate challenges with resilience, stay true to their values, and explore opportunities beyond traditional career paths. Podcast mentioned: Dr. Una EntreMD Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:24:51

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I Paid for this WITH. MY. LIFE! You deserve to be Paid with Dr. Manna Hagos

2/5/2024
Navigating Uncompensated Work Introduction: In the latest episode of Sevo Sistas, this last episode with Dr. Manna Hagos. In this episode, we delve into the societal expectations surrounding uncompensated work and challenge the norms that often pressure individuals to say yes without due compensation. Key Highlights: Rightful Compensation:Challenging Social Norms:Setting Boundaries:Dr. Hagos's Perspective:Closing Thoughts: As the episode concludes, Dr. Hagos and Dr. Peterson leave listeners with valuable insights on the transformative power of setting boundaries, demanding rightful compensation, and the positive impact these choices can have on personal and professional well-being. To connect with Dr. Hagos https://doctormanna.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-manna-hagos-m-d-mro-78b548107/ Want to keep the convo going? Join our FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/sevosistas Have a burning question? A concern? A controversy or issue you want to hear covered? We got you, boo! Leave a voice message at 202 743 1404. We will play your recording on the podcast and address your topic (if you don't want it played just say it in the voicemail, we will still cover your topic!). This podcast is for you and we want to include you on this journey! Hope to hear from you soon

Duration:00:16:10