Med Student Mentor

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Sinopse

The Scope Health Sciences Radio highlights the topics you want to know about to live a happier and healthier life and informs you about leading-edge research and trends in medicine. The opinions expressed are those of our physicians and do not necessarily reflect those of The University of Utah.

Episódios

  • Med Student Mentor: Standing Out in a Residency Interview

    Med Student Mentor: Standing Out in a Residency Interview

    06/11/2015 Duração: 06min

    Residency interview season is here, and you’re probably getting nervous about an interview you’ve secured. How do you make yourself stand out from other applicants and put your best face forward? We interviewed Dr. Caroline Milne, the residency program director for internal medicine at the University of Utah to ask for advice.

  • Med Student Mentor: Beyond the Diagnosis—Implementing Fine Arts in Medical Education

    Med Student Mentor: Beyond the Diagnosis—Implementing Fine Arts in Medical Education

    23/07/2015 Duração: 13min

    Film presentations and art projects are usually not what you would expect to find at a medical school. But Dr. Gretchen Case from the University of Utah School of Medicine says this is a new and creative way of teaching the fundamentals of medicine that all medical students need to become a brilliant physician. Dr. Case talks about how she incorporates video and art in her class projects to better enhance her students’ medical education, and gives advice for other institutes that are looking to do the same.

  • Med Student Mentor: Considering an MD-PhD? Get the Inside Scoop from Someone Who Just Got One

    Med Student Mentor: Considering an MD-PhD? Get the Inside Scoop from Someone Who Just Got One

    29/06/2015 Duração: 08min

    Med Student Mentor, Andrew Meschter, talks to Ryan Craig MD-PhD about the program, what it’s like, his experiences, and the advantages of the dual degree. He also gets some tips for someone considering becoming a research scientist.

  • Med Student Mentor: Learning Spanish for Medical Practice

    Med Student Mentor: Learning Spanish for Medical Practice

    23/06/2015 Duração: 06min

    Many people take language classes at some point in their life, but there’s a big difference between passing required language tests and being proficient in a language in a working environment. Dr. David Gontrum is a physician who speaks Spanish every day in his clinic. In this podcast, he talks about the best way to learn Spanish and other foreign languages. He shares his experience with how, even after many years of speaking a language, some words can still get lost in translation—and that’s okay.

  • Med Student Mentor: Working With Hispanic Patients

    Med Student Mentor: Working With Hispanic Patients

    15/06/2015 Duração: 09min

    As populations of immigrants in the United States grow, it’s important to not only understand differences in cultural practices, but also be willing to accept them as a physician. Dr. David Gontrum has spent many years working with Hispanic patients. He shares some lessons he’s learned over the years and the most important thing doctors should keep in mind when working with patients of different cultural backgrounds.

  • Med Student Mentor: Being a Politically Active Medical Student

    Med Student Mentor: Being a Politically Active Medical Student

    15/05/2015 Duração: 05min

    Health care policy affects the way future physicians practice medicine, so as a med student you might be interested in getting involved. But where do you start? In this podcast, first year medical student John Sanchez interviews Nika Nour, a former House staffer. She provides some tips for where to start in your political endeavors, how to convey your messages to members of Congress and continuing to stay involved in issues you care about.

  • Med Student Mentor: Pursuing a Career In Infectious Disease

    Med Student Mentor: Pursuing a Career In Infectious Disease

    01/05/2015 Duração: 09min

    If you’re considering specializing in infectious disease, Dr. Andy Pavia has advice for you. He is chief of the pediatric infectious disease unit at the University of Utah and he’ll tell you how to get started in med school and what extra curricular activities can set you on the right path to a career in this fascinating field. Second year medical student Maria Borrero talks with Dr. Pavia about how broad the field actually is and where to start.

  • Med Student Mentor: Licensing, Tuition and Other Concerns Dental Students Have

    Med Student Mentor: Licensing, Tuition and Other Concerns Dental Students Have

    29/04/2015 Duração: 09min

    Many dental students and prospective dental students worry about the high debt associated with dental school and obtaining a portable license. Carol Gomez Summerhays is the president-elect of the American Dental Association. She discusses licensing and tuition but also talks about how technology and the Affordable Care Act are changing what dental students learn and how dentists practice.

  • Med Student Mentor: You’ve Been Matched—Five Things You Need to Know Now

    Med Student Mentor: You’ve Been Matched—Five Things You Need to Know Now

    24/03/2015 Duração: 05min

    Match day is over and you now know where you’ll be spending the next few years for the final stretch of your medical training. But how can you prepare now to make your residency the best experience possible? Ross Blagg is a plastic surgery resident at the University of Utah and he shares five things he wishes he knew before starting his residency. Listen to this podcast for advice on dealing with not getting a match you wanted, tips for staying optimistic, what to do right now to make the most of the time you have before beginning your residency and more.

  • Med Student Mentor: Exploring a Career in Infectious Disease

    Med Student Mentor: Exploring a Career in Infectious Disease

    20/03/2015 Duração: 08min

    Infectious disease doctors get to see all kinds of illnesses, from measles to Ebola. Second-year med student Maria Borrero interviews Dr. Andy Pavia, chief of the pediatric infectious disease division at University of Utah School of Medicine. He discusses his career beginnings—when information about AIDS was just emerging—and all the important and frequent discoveries made in the field since. If you are considering a career in infectious disease, take a listen to this podcast for resources, information and advice for navigating your way into the field.

  • Med Student Mentor: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Chief Resident

    Med Student Mentor: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Chief Resident

    20/02/2015 Duração: 05min

    What do chief residents do and what are their roles on the medical team? If you’re considering whether or not becoming a chief resident is the right fit, the Residency Program Director for Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has some advice for you. Med Student Mentor Natasha Kwendakwema talks to Dr. Caroline Milne about the responsibilities, benefits, and also gets some tips on how medical students can prepare themselves to become a chief resident.

  • Med Student Mentor: How to Deal with Med School Stress

    Med Student Mentor: How to Deal with Med School Stress

    16/01/2015 Duração: 10min

    Stressed out and need some motivation? Dr. Leana Wen, attending physician at George Washington University, talks about how to manage stress in such a stressful time of your life. She also discusses the importance of involvement outside of medical school and reverting back to your core motivation as a way of maintaining balance and avoiding burnout.

  • Med Student Mentor: Standing Out in a Med School Interview

    Med Student Mentor: Standing Out in a Med School Interview

    11/12/2014 Duração: 06min

    An interview lets you accentuate your own personal brand. Medical student and nationally ranked cyclist Tim Mulvihill has been in the hot seat numerous times and shares what fellow Med-school applicants will encounter during the interview process. This high achiever with a unique perspective shares some positive advice about interviewing.

  • Med Student Mentor: What to Know Before You Sign Your First Contract

    Med Student Mentor: What to Know Before You Sign Your First Contract

    05/12/2014 Duração: 08min

    What are the important things to consider when a new doctor signs a contract? Lawyer Jim Haisley highlights the important points. From reading, understanding, agreeing, signing and even backing out, he takes you through everything you need to know before you sign a contract.

  • Med Student Mentor: The New MCAT and What You Need to Know

    Med Student Mentor: The New MCAT and What You Need to Know

    14/11/2014 Duração: 05min

    The Medical College Admissions Test is undergoing a huge revision that will appear in 2015. Becky Rice and Jen Page from MCAT discuss how the new version will affect scoring and admissions. They also give you some insider details on the update MCAT to help you study.

  • Med Student Mentor: All Things Research

    Med Student Mentor: All Things Research

    31/10/2014 Duração: 10min

    Quality, in-depth research experience may get you into medical school, but lack of research experience may not rule you out. For those interested in research, Dr. David Wofsy from the University of California, San Francisco, recommends starting early and making a meaningful contribution. He gives some tips on getting started, scheduling time, and what is expected of an undergrad at a research lab.

  • Med Student Mentor: University of California, San Francisco

    Med Student Mentor: University of California, San Francisco

    26/09/2014 Duração: 06min

    For pre-med students applying to UCSF medical school, diversity is key. A deliberately broad-based enrollment contributes to an expansive view of medicine. Dr. David Wofsy describes UCSF’s role as a state-sponsored university to provide doctors that serve the needs of the community in research, policy and caring for the underserved. With more Nobel Prizes in medicine than any other school, UCSF stands out as a prestigious institution.

  • Med Student Mentor: Balancing Med School

    Med Student Mentor: Balancing Med School

    12/09/2014 Duração: 08min

    Riding a bicycle requires balance, especially if you’re in medical school. Competitive bicycle racer Tim Mulvihill talks about finding time to pursue your passions, even during med school. Given a choice between science, a medical career, volunteering or just going for a spin, Tim answers, “all of the above,” and gives some tips for how you can also find the time to do it all.

  • Med Student Mentor: Interviewing Tips From the Associate Dean of Admissions at Harvard Med School

    Med Student Mentor: Interviewing Tips From the Associate Dean of Admissions at Harvard Med School

    04/09/2014 Duração: 05min

    What you say and how you say it might get you into Harvard Medical School. Dr. Robert J. Mayer, Faculty Associate Dean of Admissions at Harvard Medical School explains the interview process. He suggests some interview dos and don’ts and explains what potential applicants can expect to encounter when interviewing for med school.

  • Med Student Mentor: Getting a Head Start on the Application Process

    Med Student Mentor: Getting a Head Start on the Application Process

    28/08/2014 Duração: 05min

    Want a better chance of getting accepted to med school? Ann Diggins, director of student and educational affairs, University of Nevada Medical School, advises giving yourself plenty of time to complete the med school application process. From tips for arranging your class schedule to accumulating volunteer credit to fine-tuning your final submission, Diggins explains how starting early can bolster your chances of success.

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