Episode 95: A Current MS4's Brave Career Path
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
2w ago
After our episode featuring SOM alum Dr. Alice Chen's career at the FDA and NIH, MS4 Chloe Snow reached out to us to share that she, too, would be choosing a nonclinical path after medical school. In Chloe's case, she'll be pursuing a career in management consulting. She shares how she came to this decision, what she'll be doing, and how to embrace a career path that may be a little bit different from what everyone else is doing. Spoiler alert: she is so excited for what comes next! Her experiences and wisdom are relevant to any major life decision, clinical or otherwise.  ..read more
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Episode 94: A Personal Story (Woman, Life, Freedom)
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
1M ago
Time Magazine just announced that their Heroes of the Year are the Women of Iran. Today we're bringing you a personal story about these heroes, an essay written and recorded by our host Dr. Neda Frayha. This was originally written and recorded for Mighty Forces, where it was published under the title "Iranian Women Are A Mighty Force." https://mightyforces.substack.com/p/iranian-women-are-a-mighty-force ..read more
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Episode 92: Improving Your Organization and Time Management Skills
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
3M ago
In the OSA, Dr. Marissa Flaherty and Dr. Beth Lamos are spearheading a Personal Growth Program to help medical students keep growing and developing as human beings in addition to future physicians. With topics like Confidence, Communication Styles, Purpose, Passion, Relationships, and Leadership, their monthly series helps us tend to all the parts of our humanity that are so easy to forget in med school.  In this conversation, Drs. Lamos, Flaherty and Frayha cover Organization and Time Management skills that can help you throughout your entire lives, really. From task batching to bullet b ..read more
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Episode 91: Get to Know the OSA's Dr. Marissa Flaherty
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
3M ago
Dr. Marissa Flaherty is the newest faculty member in the OSA, a graduate of the UMSOM class of 2014, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and an all around awesome human. In this episode, we get to learn about her, her career trajectory, how she chose her specialty, and what she is most passionate about when it comes to mentoring and advising medical students.  ..read more
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Episode 90: The 4th Year Student Who Decided Against a Clinical Career
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
5M ago
Imagine being a 4th year student and deciding that you're not going to pursue a clinical career. How much courage that would take, especially when everyone around you is applying to residency programs. Today, we get to meet Dr. Alice Chen, a UMSOM graduate who found herself in this exact position several years ago. She shares her story in this episode, including how her career has evolved since med school graduation, as well as incredible advice when it comes to making any major life decision. This episode is part of our ongoing series on SOM alumni who pursued fulfilling, fascinating, nontrad ..read more
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Episode 89: Educational Support and Disability Services with Ms. Deborah Levi
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
7M ago
Have you ever wondered if you might need additional educational support? Do you feel like something is holding you back from functioning, studying, and working at your best? Today's podcast guest, Ms. Deborah Levi, the Director of UMB's Office of Educational Support and Disability Services, knows how to help. She shares helpful insights on how to define disability, understand if you might benefit from an accommodation, connect with her office, and so much more.  UMB Educational Support and Disability Serivces: https://www.umaryland.edu/disabilityservices/     ..read more
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Episode 88: Mentorship Pearls with a Mentor Mentee Duo
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
8M ago
We are continuing our series on mentorship with a wonderful conversation between a real-life mentor and mentee: Dr. Rena Malik from the Department of Urology and MS4 Sara Ashai. They share what makes a mentor/mentee relationship successful, along with common pitfalls to avoid. This episode was Sara's idea, and we're so glad she made this happen ..read more
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Episode 41: Advocacy and Legislative Medicine
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
8M ago
Health care policy is "going to affect you, whether you want it to or not." In this episode, Dr. Nidhi Goel and (almost-there-Dr.) Deepanjali Jain share their stories of health care advocacy, convince us to care about the intersection of politics and medicine, and teach us where to begin getting involved in causes that affect our patients.    Legislative Medicine elective at UMSOM   Why Do So Few Doctors Vote? A WHYY piece Dr. Frayha did for The Pulse, in which she interviewed Dr. Goel ..read more
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Episode 38: Making Hard Decisions with Dr. Nikki Southall
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
8M ago
Life is full of difficult decisions. So is a medical career. From specialty choices to residency program rank lists to job possibilities, the road of hard decisions can feel endless. Dr. Nikki Southall recently made a difficult choice in her career, and she shares her approach to decision-making with us. Let's gather some information, lean on the wisdom of others, and get comfortable with some discomfort.  ..read more
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Episode 36: Transforming the SOM Culture with Dr. Nancy Lowitt
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by University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
8M ago
In November 2018, the Baltimore Sun published articles about a sexual harassment lawsuit and broader workplace culture concerns at the UMSOM. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Nancy Lowitt, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and now Director of the Culture Transformation Initiative, to learn what changes are happening at the medical school as a result. How do we transform a workplace culture? What comes next? Resources: TransformMed@som.umaryland.edu https://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/december-2018/newspressreleaseshottopics/school-of-medicine-launche ..read more
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