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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 large, 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 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.

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 large, 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 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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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 large, 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 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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English


Episodes

Ep 068 - Academic Hospitalist Medicine with Dr. Emily Silverman

6/29/2018
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See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! this link to sign up for a free accountthis link to get $80 off Check out the TUMS Resources page for a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). If you would like to support the show, use the TUMS Amazon link to make all your normal Amazon purchases! You get all your things in usual 2 days, and TUMS gets a little sumin' sumin' at no extra cost to you. Show notes for...

Duration:01:46:36

Ep 067 - Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology with Dr. Mark Rockoff

6/15/2018
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See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! this link to sign up for a free accountthis link to get $80 off Check out the TUMS Resources page for a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Mark Rockoff Dr. Rockoff is a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at...

Duration:02:09:06

The 4th Year Episode #2

6/1/2018
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See below for time stamps. Confused about 4th year? This episode is for you! Newly matched 4th year med students Roy Swanson (ophthalmology), Marco Swanson (plastic surgery), and Dana Canfield (obstetrics and gynecology) school Ian on the ins and outs of 4th year of medical school. Show notes can be found here. This is a wide ranging conversation that starts at the end of 3rd year and takes the listener through the completion of 4th year. A complete list of discussion topics for this...

Duration:03:47:54

The 4th Year Episode #1

4/16/2018
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Confused about 4th year? This is your episode! Newly matched 4th year med students Maggie Knisley (pediatrics), Dan Binder (family medicine), and Steve Bigach (orthopedics) school Ian on the ins and outs of 4th year of medical school. Show notes can be found here. This is a wide ranging conversation that starts at the end of 3rd year and takes the listener through the completion of 4th year. A complete list of discussion topics for this episode can be found here, but includes: Special...

Duration:04:02:41

Ep 066 - Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics with Dr. Aaron Leetch

2/23/2018
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ever thought about going to an American Medical Student Association convention? AMSA has teamed up with TUMS to offer a discount code (code: TUMS) that gets you $50 off convention registration, as well as $25 off AMSA membership! I specifically requested that the code also apply for pre-med students as well as current med students, so even if you're still on the war path, the code'll still work! The convention is March 8-11 in Washington, DC, and the Keynote...

Duration:01:45:23

Ep 065 – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with Dr. Miguel Escalón

2/9/2018
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ever thought about going to an American Medical Student Association convention? AMSA has teamed up with TUMS to offer a discount code (code: TUMS) that gets you $50 off convention registration, as well as $25 off AMSA membership! I specifically requested that the code also apply for pre-med students as well as current med students, so even if you're still on the war path, the code'll still work! The convention is March 8-11 in Washington, DC, and the Keynote...

Duration:02:35:40

Ep 064 - Sleep Medicine with Dr. Raj Dasgupta

1/26/2018
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Raj Dasgupta Dr. Dasgupta (www.beyondthepearls.net; rajdasgupta.com) is a sleep medicine attending at as well as an assistant program director of internal medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dasgupta completed his...

Duration:01:56:27

Ep 063 - Neurocritical Care with Dr. Ciro Ramos-Estebanez

1/12/2018
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Ciro Ramos-Estebanez Dr. Ramos-Estebanez (crecns.com) is a Professor in the Neurocritical Care & Stroke divisions at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ramos-Estebanez has completed extensive clinical training including an Internal Medicine...

Duration:01:32:23

Ep 062 - Pediatric Ophthalmology with Dr. Michael Abrams

12/29/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:28:19

Ep 061 - Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery with Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy

12/15/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:23:39

Ep 060 - Interventional Radiology with Dr. Michael Schacht

12/1/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:59:03

Ep 059 - Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology with Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux

11/17/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:02:20:11

Ep 058 - Tactical EMS with Dr. Keith Murray

11/3/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:15:37

Ep 057 - Pediatric Otolaryngology with Dr. David Zopf

10/20/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:15:13

Ep 056 – Med-Psych with Dr. Susan Padrino

10/6/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. 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...

Duration:01:37:21

Ep 055 - Transplant Nephrology with Dr. Meera Harhay

9/22/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Meera Harhay Dr. Harhay is a transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Harhay completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2003; completed her medical degree, an internal medicine...

Duration:01:47:33

Ep 054 - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology with Dr. Leal Herlitz

9/8/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Leal Herlitz Dr. Herlitz is an Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and the Director of Medical Kidney Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Herlitz completed her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College in 1999; completed her medical degree at...

Duration:01:43:38

Ep 053 - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Megan Schimpf

8/25/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Megan Schimpf Dr. Schimpf is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Dr. Schimpf completed her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Michigan by 2001; completed a residency in obstetrics...

Duration:01:34:37

Ep 052 - Being a Physician MBA with Dr. Alex Macario

8/18/2017
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Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Alex Macario Dr. Macario is the Program Director of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as a physician with an MBA. Dr. Macario completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school degree at the University of Rochester all...

Duration:02:24:04

Ep 051 - Plastic Surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Janis

8/11/2017
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Help Ian interview more physicians! undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a patron of the podcast! The show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Jeffrey Janis Dr. Janis is full-time faculty as a Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Janis completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University Olin School of Business in 1993; completed his medical degree at Case...

Duration:01:32:56