Episode 182: Med Student Concerns and PD Responses for the COVID Interview Season

In this 182nd episode I welcome the president of the ASA medical student component, Stacia Griebahn, and the president-elect, Abigail Schirmer to the show to discuss what medical students applying in anesthesiology are concerned about this year and the responses that PDs have to those concerns.

ASA medical student component webpage: https://www.asahq.org/education-and-career/asa-medical-student-component

Abigail is on twitter: @abigailschirmer

Stacia is on twitter: @StaciaGriebahn

Random recs:

Do no harm: Link

War Doctor: Surgery on the front line: Link

Zwift: https://zwift.com

Give Back Yoga Foundation: https://givebackyoga.org

The Drive Podcast: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/

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 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 131: Disabilities in Medicine with Drs. Meeks, Brookman and Fitzsimons

In this 131st episode I welcome Drs. Meeks, Brookman and Fitzsimons to the show to discuss what it means to be a resident with a disability, what needs to be done to assure adequate and legal accommodations for these trainees, and why it’s important to do so.

References:

Meeks LM, Herzer KR. Prevalence of self-disclosed disability among medical students in US allopathic medical schools. Jama. 2016 Dec 6;316(21):2271-2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2589334 

Meeks, L.M., & Jain, N.R. (2018). Accessibility, inclusion, and action in medical education: Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Medical Colleges. 

Meeks, L.M., Herzer, K., & Jain, N.R. (2018). Removing barriers and facilitating access: Increasing the number of physicians with disabilities (Invited Commentary).Academic Medicine, 93(4), 540-543. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000002112 https://bit.ly/2Gyx53x 

Meeks, L.M., & Jain, N.R. (2018). Accessibility, inclusion, and action in medical education: Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Medical Colleges. https://store.aamc.org/accessibility-inclusion-and-action-in-medical-education-lived-experiences-of-learners-and-physicians-with-disabilities.html 

Meeks LM, Jain NR. The guide to assisting students with disabilities: equal access in health science and professional education. Springer Publishing Company; 2015 Aug 13. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=a1LSCgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=Meeks+LM&ots=uXnapo3t_7&sig=2HN6lTPwBo7G9VdlXht9cIccrXg#v=onepage&q=Meeks%20LM&f=false 

Fitzsimons MG, Brookman JC, Arnholz SH, Baker K. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and successful completion of anesthesia residency: a case report. Academic Medicine. 2016 Feb 1;91(2):210-4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26244258 

Schwarz CM, Zetkulic M. You Belong in the Room: Addressing the Underrepresentation of Physicians With Physical Disabilities. Academic Medicine. 2019;94(1):17-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30157092 

AAMC Webinars on Disability. https://www.aamc.org/members/gsa/pdopportunities/427068/archivedwebinars.html

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!