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Physicians with admission committee experience share tips, strategies, and experiences to help premed students succeed at becoming a doctor. Guest speakers provide insight into applying to medical school, selecting a medical specialty, and applying for residency. The Prospective Doctor podcast is for anyone considering, or on the path to, practicing medicine!
 
Specialty Stories is a podcast to help premed and medical students choose a career. What would you do if you started your career and realized that it wasn't what you expected? Specialty Stories will talk to physicians and residency program directors from every specialty to help you make the most informed decision possible. Check out our others shows at MededMedia.com
 
Let's bring the public back into public health. Produced by a team of NPR veterans, and hosted by a brother-sister duo -- she's a nurse practitioner, he's in health care PR -- The Public Health Podcast shares the rarely heard experiences of the women and men who really make our health systems run. Sign up for the The Public Health Podcast email at: http://eepurl.com/hgBeM5 Follow @RyanBirchmeier and @Thunder11PR on Twitter. The Public Health Podcast is a production of Thunder11, a strategic ...
 
Young Filipino doctors Adrian Teves and Michael Sibulo discuss anything related to premed, med proper, clerkship, internship, PLE, USMLE and beyond. Welcome to the Better Pill–your weekly prescription of tips and insights to become better students, better interns, and better doctors. You can reach us at: Email: thebetterpillpodcast@gmail.com Facebook: facebook.com/thebetterpillpodcast Youtube: The Better Pill Podcast
 
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Achieving a razor-sharp focus in studying starts from within. In this episode, Michael discusses how the Hawthorne effect, a phenomenon in clinical research, can be utilized in becoming a better student. - Adrian Teves is a young Filipino doctor. While in medical school, Adrian served as a peer mentor, helping freshmen and sophomores adjust smoothl…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Navin Goyal. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at The University of Chicago. After 13 years of private practice, Dr. Goyal went into entrepreneurship and venture capital investing. Currently, he is the CEO and co-founder of Loud…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Amita Kumar, a primary care physician, Internal Medicine Board-Certified. Her clinical practice focuses on preventive medicine with a special interest in postmenopausal symptom treatments, diabetes, hypertension, and eczema. Dr. Kumar talks about her journey to medicine and the things that should be taught in medical sch…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Puja Aggarwal, a board-certified neurologist and epileptologist. In this episode, Dr. Aggarwal shares her journey to doing a combined program in medical school and how life coaching can help medical students. [00:26] Dr. Aggarwal’s Journey to Medicine [03:46] Tips for Doing a Combined Program [06:13] What Inspired Dr. Ag…
 
In this episode, Kayne shares her experience with the online NMAT–from registration to exam day. The manner in which the NMAT is conducted has changed considerably to adapt to the new normal. Grab a cup of coffee as you listen to Kayne, Adrian, and Michael discuss high-yield tips to help you achieve your ticket to your dream med school. – Kayne Her…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Trina Dorrah, an internal medicine hospitalist and life coach. In this episode, Dr. Trina discusses her journey towards being both a physician and coach and how coaching can help physicians and medical students in their careers. [01:11] What Inspired Dr. Trina to Choose Internal Medicine [02:12] What is a Hospitalist? [0…
 
In this short episode, Adrian talks about three important reminders that put him back on track when he feels like quitting. – Adrian Teves is a young Filipino doctor. While in medical school, Adrian served as a peer mentor, helping freshmen and sophomores adjust smoothly to the rigors of med school life. Adrian is also a passionate mental health ad…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Diana Mercado, a family medicine physician in Texas. At Jackson County Hospital District, she serves as the chief medical officer, clinical medical director, and nursing home medical director. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Mercado about her medical journey as an adult with ADHD and why it’s important to get diagnosed as so…
 
In this episode, Adrian and Michael talk about 5 high-yield techniques they used to help them stay focused in med school and beyond. Adrian Teves is a young Filipino doctor. While in medical school, Adrian served as a peer mentor, helping freshmen and sophomores adjust smoothly to the rigors of med school life. Adrian is also a passionate mental he…
 
The MCAT Basics Podcast begins a new series on Metabolism, and in today's episode, Alex Starks talks about Glycolysis. The series covers the chemistry, biochemistry, and biology of glucose metabolism and how this high-yield MCAT topic can be tested on the AAMC MCAT Exam. [00:55] Metabolism for the MCAT [05:20] Insulin-dependent Cells [06:25] Cellul…
 
In this episode, Adrian and Michael share their insights on a life-changing book they read–”How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It is a very high-yield book whose principles they were able to apply during their clerkship and internship years. – Adrian Teves is a young Filipino doctor. While in medical school, Adrian served as…
 
In the Audio Samplex Series, Adrian and Michael, together with guests, dissect, analyze, and rationalize med school, PLE, and USMLE questions. In this very first episode, Adrian and Kym dissect five questions on cardio-pulmo physiology. – Dr. Kym is a Filipino IMG who hailed from the humble city of Zamboanga. He is an advocate of Gender Equality. H…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Mokgohloe "Moks" Tshabalala, a private practice obstetrician and gynecologist from South Africa. They talk about South Africa’s medical education system, her practice as an OB/GYN, and her book chapter in Medicine Women. [00:38] Dr. Tshabalala’s Medical Journey and Background [04:02] South Africa’s Medical Education [07:…
 
In this episode, Arvin, Adrian, and Mike discuss the study methods and strategies they used in medical school, and in preparation for the PLE and USMLE. They also give their inputs on a few research studies on the most common study methods. – Arvin is a young physician devoted to providing equal access to holistic wellness and health services. His …
 
Alex Starks talks about the different strategies and details on biosignaling tested on the AAMC MCAT exam. He dissects topics such as G Protein Coupled Receptors, Receptor Tyrosine, Kinase, voltage-gated ion channels, and much more! [01:23] What is Biosignaling? [02:23] Voltage-Gated Ion Channels [05:34] Ligand-Gated Ion Channels [08:54] Enzyme-Lin…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Jason Singh, a board-certified physician in primary care from an accountable care organization in Northern Virginia. In this episode, Dr. Singh imparts his wisdom on new medical practitioners and the importance of men visiting their doctors. [01:42] Dr. Singh’s on Choosing Family Medicine [03:50] What Students Should Foc…
 
In this episode, Doc Kirby shares his experience taking an alternate route towards becoming a doctor. Getting into an MD program straight out of high school, he talks about the rigorous selection process, his transition, some regrets, maturity, and important life lessons. – Kirby Plando is a medical doctor currently serving in his hometown of Cotab…
 
Are you planning to take multiple high-stakes examinations in a short period of time? In this episode, Dr. Arvin Tan shares his experience on how he endured taking the PLE, USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, and Occupational English Test in less than 8 months! - Dr. Arvin Tan was also featured on our very first episode – Arvin is a young physician devo…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Blair Nelson, an Emergency Room Physician who has been in the industry for 20 years. In this episode, Erkeda and Dr. Blair discuss why he chose the fast-paced field of Emergency Medicine, what he looks for in a medical school candidate, the nuances of the patients he encounters, and his previous career as a radio DJ. [00…
 
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Lao talks about his non-traditional journey towards becoming a doctor. He was an active freelance musician in the US, and completed two world music tours, prior to entering medical school. Now a doctor and CEO of his own company, he shares the difficulty of the transition, how he coped, and the lessons he learned along th…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Robyn Tiger, a diagnostic radiologist and a trauma-informed self-care coach. She is also the founder of StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that seeks to educate others about stress management in order to positively impact their well-being. Today, Erkeda chats with Dr. Tiger about her own medical journey and how she learne…
 
In part 2 of this episode, Gab talks about the pros and cons of distance learning, realizations, and practical advice. He also shares some philosophical insights he has gained throughout a year of medical school online. – Gab Paragas is a Medical Student in the Philippines. Prior to medical school, he has had various experiences in the academe, cli…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Elisha Peterson who is triple board-certified in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and pain medicine. She practices at a large freestanding children’s hospital. Today, Erkeda chats with Dr. Peterson about the field of pain medicine and what it really means to have a “work-life balance”. [01:27] Pain Medicine and …
 
Subconsciously, we pace ourselves to finish a task based on how much time we’re given. In this episode, Mike discusses Parkinson’s Law, which explains the relation of allocation of time to completion of work. – Adrian Teves is a young Filipino doctor. While in medical school, Adrian served as a peer mentor, helping freshmen and sophomores adjust sm…
 
Alex Starks talks about Gas-Phase Concepts for the MCAT. He dissects the different gas properties, the ideal gas law and expounds on the ABCD laws of gases. [01:03] Physical Properties of Gases [05:28] The Ideal Gas Law [08:26] Conditions that Promote Molecular Collisions in Gases [09:35] The ABCD laws of Gases [16:05] Important Takeaways Full show…
 
In the next month or so, the academic year will be opening. Incoming med school freshmen have a lot of questions in mind, especially that classes will be done in an unconventional setup. With very limited experience in distance learning, Mike and Adrian have only so little to share. Fortunately, they were able to invite a friend, Gab, who is an inc…
 
Erkeda DeRouen welcomes back Dr. Carolee Estelle, an infectious disease specialist and part of the large Infection Prevention team at Parkland Health & Hospital Systems, Dallas. They continue their conversation on infectious diseases, primarily focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and skepticism among Americans. [01:05] Getting to know Dr. Caro…
 
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