In this 195th Episode I welcome Dr. Trevor Gibbs to the show to discuss the process of taking an idea all the way to market as a new device. He talks through how he came up with his novel idea for a unique anesthesia stand, the long process of developing a company, getting a patent and bringing it to market, and how others can learn from his experience if they want to do something similar.
In this 177th episode I discuss a survey of Anesthesiology program directors where I asked them both what makes a great resident great and what red flags make them worry about a resident. I go through the responses and lay out key points about how to earn the reputation of being a star resident.
A listener recommended the book Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinck and Lief Babbin about what makes Navy Seal teams successful. There are lots of parallels with what I discussed on this episode.
In this 175th episode I welcome Justin Harvey back to the show to discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 for medical students, residents, fellows and attending physicians. Justin is a fee-only financial advisor and CFP (Certified Financial Planner).
In this episode I welcome Sanjay Vakil, Jackie Boehme and Alex Stone to the show. Jackie and Alex are two of the co-founders of MasksOn.org and Sanjay is the Executive Director. We discuss the story of their company that provides free masks to healthcare workers and how people can go about innovating to help others dealing with COVID-19.
Their website to get masks and/or donate: MasksOn.org
A map of where they’ve sent masks so far:
The Sculptor: https://www.amazon.com/Sculptor-Scott-McCloud/dp/1596435739
Avatar the last air bender: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender
In this 153rd episode I welcome Dr. Sasha Shillcutt to the show to discuss the movement to support and promote the success of women in Anesthesiology. Dr. Shillcutt is on twitter at @sashashillcutt and @RUBraveEnough. Her website is https://www.becomebraveenough.com
In this 149th episode I discuss common challenges to the transition from intern year to CA1 year including some of why it’s difficult, the mistakes commonly made, the causes of those mistakes and some suggested solutions. Although I focus on the intern to CA1 transition, much of this applies to any major transition in life.
In this 148th episode I welcome Dr. Fitzsimons back to the show to discuss the use of marijuana in healthcare providers. We discuss what we know about prevalence, what the potential consequences are, what the status of testing is, and what we may see happen in the future.
NEJM article on adverse effects of marijuana: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24897085