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Beyond the BULLetin

Beyond the BULLetin

By USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society
Beyond the BULLetin, featuring stories for and about USF medicine alumni!
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Alumni in the Uniformed Services- A Woman’s Perspective on Military Service
Dr. Candice Castro talks about being a woman and a general surgeon for over 30 years.
20:36
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - The Military and Academic Medicine
Dr. Eric Elster shares his journey of active duty/deployment, medical education, and academia as a General Surgeon in the Navy.
20:40
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - What is the US Public Health Service?
Dr. Suzette Peng talks about the USPHS and the opportunity it afforded her after serving time in the military.
27:07
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - Matching in a Military Residency
Dr. Jordana Herr talks about her experience when she did not match in her specialty of choice in the Navy and how that has led to other opportunities.
24:18
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - USAF Medical Readiness
Dr. James Sampson discusses his decades-long career in the Air Force and his current role advising the USAF Medical Readiness Agency.
22:35
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - Army General Surgery
Dr. Katryna Thomas talks about her decision to pursue a career in General Surgery and why she selected the Army for her training.
23:02
November 04, 2021
Alumni in the Uniformed Services - Active-duty Air Force to reservist
Dr. Zach Wilson talks about how his journey as an HPSP recipient has landed him in a place that is a great fit for him and his family.
21:15
November 04, 2021
In Memory of Bryan Dumais – Bryan’s mother, Leslie Black, and Bryan’s classmate, Dr. Charles Edwards, discuss the memory of Bryan and the scholarship named in his honor.
The Impact & Meaning of Scholarship: Hear from students, alumni, and family members as they share personal stories about what giving and receiving scholarships have meant to them.
21:31
October 08, 2021
Medical School with a Chronic Health Condition – Ethan Song talks about his diagnosis, going to medical school, and how scholarships have affected his ability to travel and present his research.
The Impact & Meaning of Scholarship: Hear from students, alumni, and family members as they share personal stories about what giving and receiving scholarships have meant to them.
21:38
October 08, 2021
Doors Opened and the Importance of Giving Back – Michelle Hummel and her mom, Diana, talk about the opportunities created by scholarships and how no amount is too small to start paying it forward.
The Impact & Meaning of Scholarship: Hear from students, alumni, and family members as they share personal stories about what giving and receiving scholarships have meant to them.
12:60
October 08, 2021
I Probably Should Never Have Gone to Medical School – Alicia Billington talks about her humble beginnings, the sacrifices her parents made and how scholarship help her to become a doctor.
The Impact & Meaning of Scholarship: Hear from students, alumni, and family members as they share personal stories about what giving and receiving scholarships have meant to them.
21:06
October 08, 2021
Dolores Lowe shares her journey around accumulated debt, paying it off, and coming to a place in her life where giving back became not only possible but a passion.
The Impact & Meaning of Scholarship: Hear from students, alumni, and family members as they share personal stories about what giving and receiving scholarships have meant to them.
23:50
October 08, 2021
Right Place at the Right Time: Drs. Brian and Ted Williams share how they met, one as a medical student applicant and one as a professor, and how that relationship has withstood the test of time and d
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
23:53
August 18, 2021
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: Dr. Valeria Pereira shares what the USF Health student-run organization, Plexus, is all about and how peer-to-peer mentoring can add another dimension to career advice and guid
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
22:20
August 18, 2021
Finding a Mentor Through a Chance Meeting: Drs. Steven Vernon and Zach Wilson share how they met by happenstance and developed a decades-long mentoring relationship.
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
29:08
August 18, 2021
Mentors with Different Perspectives: Dr. Patrick Mullen shares a conversation with his mentors, Drs. Deborah DeWaay and Ed Gonzalez, about how each helped him shape his vision for his career.
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
23:32
August 18, 2021
Lessons Learned from my Friends Majoring in Business: Dr. Hala Daou Rogers shares her aha moment when she realized what her business major friends knew that she did not.
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
20:40
August 18, 2021
Student Athlete Turned Physician: Dr. Chinyere Okpalake shares her story about starting with a celebrity mentor she never met and evolving to becoming the founder of a non-profit designed to mentor ot
On Mentoring: Alumni and students discuss finding a mentor, being a mentor or a mentee, and the incredible value these relationships can bring.
20:20
August 18, 2021
Psychiatrist Turns Clinical Trialist and Businesswoman: Dr. Mary Stedman talks about how she built a business around running investigational trials for new drugs in the psychiatry arena.
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
25:30
June 21, 2021
Making Movies – Dr. Todd Yonteck shares how he turned a passion for digital production into a successful company while continuing to practice Emergency Medicine.
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
26:06
June 21, 2021
How I Moved from Hospital-based Pathologist to Quest Corporate Headquarters – Dr. Ron Kennedy tells his story about how he spent his career in a corporate setting.
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
25:27
June 21, 2021
Pediatrician Turned Medical Reviewer and Entrepreneur – Dr. Phil Matar discusses how he transitioned to a role as a medical reviewer while building a telehealth business and pursuing a patent.
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
22:31
June 21, 2021
Turning Passion into Opportunity – Dr. Joe Pecoraro and his wife, Rhonda, discuss their journey in building a health coaching business
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
24:37
June 21, 2021
Health Technology Entrepreneur – Dr. Jeremy Corbett is an emergency room physician turned serial entrepreneur who shares his passion for using technology to change how patients interface with the heal
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
25:54
June 21, 2021
Inventor and Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Gus Arrieta, an otolaryngologist and entrepreneur, discusses his experience in a start-up medical device company
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
23:03
June 21, 2021
From Private Practice to Physician Assistant Educator – Dr. Diane Duffy talks about her decision to move out of primary care pediatrics and into a medical education arena
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
20:36
June 21, 2021
Me? Hospital President & CEO? -- Dr. David Parda speaks to the evolution of his career from radiation oncology to hospital leadership
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
22:33
June 21, 2021
Is an MBA Right for Me? -- Dr. Aman Bhullar reflects on his decision to pursue an MBA and how it has impacted his career.
Beyond the White Coat. In their own words, alumni share the paths they have traveled that landed them in roles they never expected when they went to medical school!
20:22
June 21, 2021
Classmates Connect and Navigate the Pandemic in NYC
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Madeline Snyder Deutsch and Dr. Aresh Ramin reflect on their pandemic experiences at Jacobi Medical Center.
33:21
April 27, 2021
Networking and Interviewing for Residency Virtually
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Josh Mizels, Class of 2021, shares how he navigated building a network to land his orthopedic residency match.
24:10
April 27, 2021
A Virtual Vascular Surgery Acting Internship? Really?
Life in the Time of COVID-19 In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Mary Ottinger, Program Director, USF Vascular Surgery shares her creative approach to an acting internship
19:43
April 27, 2021
New to Tampa & New to Medical School in 2020
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Emma Johnson and Joel Cohen, Class of 2024, give their perspectives on being a first-year student during a year like no other
27:14
April 27, 2021
Finishing My MS3 Year and Adapting to a Pandemic MS4 Year
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Catherine Hanna, Class of 2021, talks about her transition to her final year of medical school and some of the unanticipated educational experiences she had during the pandemic.
26:08
April 27, 2021
What? Medical School from Home?
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Shelbi Erp and Jordan Stofan, Class of 2023, on what it was like to be students without a classroom.
28:44
April 27, 2021
Finding My First ‘Real’ Job During a Pandemic
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Joe Coffman, PGY6 (Cardiology), discusses lessons learned on finding a job with the changing tide of COVID.
18:42
April 27, 2021
Congratulations! You are an Intern in a New City in 2020
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Sarah Goodman, PGY 1 (Internal Medicine), speaks from the heart about how COVID impacted her family and her transition from student to doctor.
22:56
April 27, 2021
Elective Surgeries Canceled: The Other Side of COVID
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Brett Bolhofner on the side of COVID that surprised so many of us.
16:02
April 27, 2021
On Being an Internal Medicine Administrative Chief Resident
Life in the Time of COVID-19. In their own words: stories from alumni and students about navigating life during the pandemic, from starting medical school to finishing fellowship to being on the front lines and beyond. Dr. Ashton Sequeira talks about transitioning to a leadership role in the midst of a pandemic
23:04
April 27, 2021