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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!
 
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Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Benjamin Morrell, a Mental Health Physician and a High-Performance Coach whose primary mission is to help people achieve their best mental health through honest conversation, education, empowerment, and guidance. Today, Dr. Morrell shares how he overcame his struggles with mental health and how medics can create a life o…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Teresa M. Anderson, a private practice psychiatrist who specializes in anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), postpartum depression, and other mood disorders. Today, Dr. Anderson talks about the innovative therapies that she offers to help her clients with treatment-resistant depression. [00:59] Dr. …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Kelly Adams, an epidemiologist and neonatologist turned writer. Dr. Adams recounts her journey to medicine and how her career was brought to an untimely stop due to medical bias and misdiagnosis. [01:00] Dr. Adam’s Medical Journey [04:51] From Doctor to Patient [09:20] Planning for Disability [12:53] How to Reduce Bias i…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Kojo Sarpong who is a student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is an incoming resident at Vanderbilt Neurosurgery. Dr. Sarpong shares his inspiring story of how he started as a housekeeper and became a neurosurgeon. [01:03] Moving from Ghana to the United States [05:43] Pivot to Medicine [10:08] The Africa…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Yolanda “Yo” Taylor, a wardrobe strategist for female entrepreneurs, business women, public speakers, and politicians. She also runs a fashion and lifestyle blog called “At The Style Table”. Her motto is to “help busy women style for success.” In this episode, Yo gives us style tips to master the professional look for rotati…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Julia Huber who is a board-certified physician practicing telemedicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. For 13 years now, Dr. Huber has been coaching physicians and other professionals on stress, health, and wellness. [01:00] Dr. Huber’s Medical Journey and Background [06:53] How to Priori…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Francis Yoo who is a private practice osteopathic physician in New York. As an inner work specialist and personal development consultant, he helps other physicians find their authentic selves through breathwork, meditation, Enneagram coaching and other techniques. [01:00] Dr. Yoo’s Medical Journey and Background [06:46] …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Bonnie Koo, a board-certified dermatologist who received her MD from Columbia University. As the Wealthy Mom MD, she serves as a financial coach to female physicians, helping them build wealth through education and mentorship. [01:19] Wealthy Mom MD [08:40] Financial Advice for Medical Students and Residents [17:12] Loan…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Kara Wada who is a triple board-certified adult and pediatric allergy/immunology and lifestyle medicine physician. She is also the Assistant Fellowship Director and Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Wada shares what it’s like to have Sjogren's Syndrome and how being an autoimmune patient has …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Dawit Johar who is currently an internal medicine resident at Dalhousie University. Dr. Johar shares how studying for his PhD led him to medicine and his passion for mentoring underrepresented medical students. [00:58] Studying for a PHD and MD [02:55] Why Gastroenterology? [06:29] Mentorship for Underrepresented Student…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Manna Hagos, an anesthesiologist, keynote speaker, and author of The PreMed Survival Guide. Dr. Hagos shares insights into the premed survival guide, how to overcome imposter syndrome, and the anatomy of a successful premed student. [00:30] Getting to Know Dr. Manna Hagos [01:38] Why Dr. Hagos Wrote The Premed Survival G…
 
Erkeda DeRouen welcomes back Sam Smith, the creator of the MCAT Basics podcast. Previously, he talked about how to successfully re-apply to medical school. Now in his first year of med school, Sam shares his personal experiences and reveals his newest project: MCATGo. [01:12] Life as an M1 Student [04:30] What Sam Wishes He Knew Before Med School […
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to JR Smith, a second year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and a content creator at Evolving Medic. Today Erkeda chats with JR about his journey from being an Olympic hopeful to a medical student. They also discuss JR’s experience in applying for medical schools and how he improved his study habits. […
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Caleb Marsh, the Admissions Director of Temple University’s CST Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program. He has 18 years of combined experience as a Health Profession Advisor at multiple universities including Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Temple University. Today Erkeda chats with Caleb about how a…
 
Erkeda DeRouen welcomes Dr. Basma Faris, a former registered dietician and now OB-GYN and Culinary Medicine Specialist. She shares her storied journey from starting out as a dietician and finally into medicine school, but not without a few bumps along the way. She also shares valuable tips on how to ace your med school interviews through the media …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Corey Andrews, a two-time alumnus from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Neuroscience and a Masters in Chemistry, specializing in Biochemistry. He decided during his Masters that he wanted to pursue medicine and he shares his tips on how we was able to pass the MCAT with flying colors. [00:22] Introducing Corey An…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo, a pediatrician with 14 years of experience practicing across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. She is also the CEO and founder of two organizations: Melanin & Medicine and Strong Children Wellness. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo about how her social enterprises aim to i…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Eva Cesnek, a practicing family medicine physician for 15 years. She is also a nutritionist, a podcast host, and a bestselling author. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Cesnek about her medical journey and her apprenticeship experience in infertility medicine. [00:54] Dr. Cesnek’s Medical Journey and Background [04:04] Why Fam…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Alicia Shelly, a board certified internal medicine and obesity medicine physician. She is also the host of the Back on Track: Overcoming Weight Regain podcast. For more than 7 years now, she has been helping people lose and maintain weight to achieve better health. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Shelly about her medical jou…
 
Erkeda DeRouen welcomes back Dr. Qiratulanne “Annie” Khan, who is a board certified and globally trained family physician. She also holds a master’s degree in public health. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Khan about end of life care, her experience working with Navajo patients, and her preference for palliative care outside of the hospital. [00:31] Dr…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Tamara Beckford, a board-certified emergency physician in Houston, Texas. She has been practicing emergency medicine for more than a decade now across America. In 2020, she founded UR Caring Docs which is a telemedicine service, platform, and community that aims to promote wellness and combat medical misinformation onlin…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Marina Capella who is a direct primary care pediatrician in Salt Lake City. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Biology from Stanford University and then went on to obtain her MD from U.S. San Diego School of Medicine. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Marina Capella about her experience practicing pediatrics at a community …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Florencia Segura who is a board-certified pediatrician at Einstein Pediatrics in Northern Virginia. She also mentors and trains new pediatricians at INOVA Children's Hospital. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Florencia Segura about specializing in pediatrics, promoting COVID-19 safety and vaccines, and maintaining work-life b…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Elizabeth “Elisa” Chiang who is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. She earned her medical and doctorate degrees in neuroscience from the MD/PhD program at Western Reserve University. On top of it all, she is also a certified life coach. [00:38] Dr. Chiang’s Medical Journey and …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Kay Durst who is a practicing family medicine physician in South Carolina. As a physician of over 20 years, Dr. Durst reminisces what it’s like to practice medicine before today’s technological advances. Erkeda also chats with her about her colorful journey to becoming a doctor and her passion for lifestyle and preventiv…
 
Erkeda DeRouen chats with Dr. Alexandra Stockwell, a family medicine doctor and relationships & intimacy life coach. She shares her life’s journey throughout medical school, meeting her husband, having kids, and what led her to becoming a life coach. [00:22] Introducing Dr. Alexandra Stockwell and Her Story [06:15] Being a Wife, Mother, Businessper…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Natasha Bray, a board-certified internal medicine physician in addiction medicine and Interim Dean of the Cherokee Nation Campus of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She gives valuable advice on how to ace your medical school interview as application season approaches. [00:26] Introducing Dr. Natasha …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Rachel Cardona Barnett who is a survivor of domestic violence. Today Erkeda chats with Rachel about her family’s escape from abuse. She shares her insights on how healthcare workers can help vulnerable victims as someone who has been in their shoes before. [01:46] Rachel’s Family and Background [05:31] Rachel’s escape and cu…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Michael Goldberg, the executive director of Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He oversees the daily operations of the hospital to deliver the best care possible to their patients. Prior to him becoming the executive director, he was LIJ’s finance lead and has worked in financial and administrative roles since 2009. To…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Edward Lipsit who was a diagnostic radiologist for 20 years. Retired from medical practice, he is currently an associate professor of radiology, an educational consultant, and a faculty member at several schools including The George Washington University and the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine. Today Erkeda chat…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Erika Aragona who is a double board-certified family physician in osteopathic and allopathic medicine. She also serves as a faculty member at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. Today Erkeda chats with Dr. Aragona about how to set yourself apart during medical school interviews and what students can do to advocate…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Ashley Shaw, the founding lawyer of Contract Rx. With 15 years of legal experience, she has helped physicians navigate employment contracts to ensure they receive fair terms. Today Erkeda chats with Ashley about Contract Rx and the importance of having legal counsel. [00:56] Ashley’s Background and Career [03:44] Why Ashley …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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:…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Carolee Estelle, an infectious disease specialist and part of the large Infection Prevention team at Parkland Health & Hospital Systems, Dallas. She also serves as the Associate Chief of Hospital Epidemiology to help reduce healthcare-associated infections. They talk about the benefits of pursuing internal medicine, care…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Chase DiMarco from Med School Coach. His passion for high quality and accessible educational resources led him to create FreeMedEd and co-write Read This Before Medical School. He is also the host of the Medical Mnemonist podcast and the Rounds to Residency podcast. Today, Erkeda chats with Dr. DiMarco about his latest v…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Emma Goldberg. Emma is a researcher and writer for the New York Times, focusing on medicine and medical education. She is interested in racial and gender inequities within medicine. She loves reading about the culture of medicine and the perspective of physicians on the issues they face. Emma believes that her work on medici…
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Jamel Hill, MD. Dr. Hill is a recent graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. In this episode, Erkeda talks to him about his bumpy road to medicine, his experience as a minority in medical school, and the importance of representation and resources for minorities in medicine. [00:35] Introducing Dr. Jamel Hill, …
 
Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Liz Aguirre, MD, CCDS. Liz is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with ten years of experience in hospital medicine and six years of Clinical Documentation Improvement experience. An educator to physicians, nurses, and students, Liz is passionate about person-centered wellness, focusing on mental and spiritual …
 
Dr. Christina Rosenthal, founder of Determined to be a Doctor Someday (DDS), a non-profit organization that exposes the youth to healthcare professions, talks about her experience in dental school, her work with DDS, and work-life balance. [01:11] Why Dentistry? [04:09] Biggest Challenge in Dental School [05:55] Determined to be a Doctor Someday [0…
 
Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones talks about self-care in medicine, why you should consider medicine, and the challenges medical students face in training. [00:33] Getting to Know Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones [06:18] Challenges Faced by Medical Students During Training [08:38] Self-Care in Medicine [11:05] Is Medicine Really for you? [14:40] Why Dr. Jones Decide…
 
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