Episode 177: How To Be a Star Resident

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.

Episode 175: Financial Planning in the Time of COVID with Justin Harvey

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).

References:

Recommended student loan consulting company: www.studentloanplanner.com

Anesthesiologist-founded physician-specific lending: https://www.doc2doclending.com/

A great flow chart for how to think about student loan strategies: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-03-at-3.06.44-PM-640×772.png 

Article associated with the above for good student loan intel: https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ultimate-guide-to-student-loan-debt-management-for-doctors/

A place to find fee-only financial planners: https://www.napfa.org/ or http://xyplanningnetwork.com/

Justin’s podcast: http://anesthesiasuccess.com/

Justin’s company: www.apm-wealth.com

Justin’s email: justin@apm-wealth.com

Episode 173: Innovation In The Time of Covid: The MasksOn.org story with Drs. Sanjay Vakil, Jackie Boehme and Alex Stone

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:

Random Recs:

The Sculptor: https://www.amazon.com/Sculptor-Scott-McCloud/dp/1596435739

Scriblio: https://skribbl.io

Avatar the last air bender: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender

Outlander: https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/21796/episodes?season=1

Episode 156: Personal Finance and Burnout with Jimmy Turner

In this 156th episode I welcome Dr. Jimmy Turner to the show to discuss the intersection of personal finance and physician burnout.

References:

Dr. Turner’s about page: http://thephysicianphilosopher.com/about/

Dr. Turner’s website: https://thephysicianphilosopher.com/

Dr. Turner’s new podcast: http://moneymeetsmedicine.com/

Blogpost about burnout and finance: https://thephysicianphilosopher.com/what-causes-physician-burnout/

How to think about Money book: https://www.amazon.com/Think-About-Money-Jonathan-Clements/dp/1523770813

If You Can free PDF book: https://www.etf.com/docs/IfYouCan.pdf

Leaders Eat Last: https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Eat-Last-Together-Others/dp/1543614620

Episode 153: Women in Anesthesiology with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

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

References:

Check out Sasha’s Upcoming book that we discussed on the episode!

Episode 149: Transitioning: From Intern to CA-1 year and Beyond

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.

Episode 148: Marijuana Use In Healthcare Providers with Mike Fitzsimons

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

Episode 137: Contracts and Negotiation with Steve Kaufman

In this 137th episode I welcome Steve Kaufman to the show to discuss contracts and negotiation for doctors. Steve is a lawyer with decades of experience helping doctors negotiate contracts.

If you have questions for Steve you can contact him directly at 410-659-1385, or email at SKaufman@wcslaw.com and he’s on twitter at @SKaufmanWCS

Episode 118: Mother’s Day

In this 118th episode which we are publishing a few days before Mother’s Day, 2019, I welcome Dr. Gillian Isaac to the show to discuss the challenges of being a mother and a trainee and some important advice for how to make it through and feel supported. Happy Mother’s Day and Thank you to all you amazing mother’s out there!