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Med Legs: Finding Your Footing As A First Generation and/or Low Income Student in Medicine

Med Legs: Finding Your Footing As A First Generation and/or Low Income Student in Medicine

By Med Legs
Med Legs aims to increase awareness of the narratives of first generation and/or low income (FGLI) medical students and to build a community of support for FGLI individuals through the creation of an accessible, free resource that allows listeners to hear from guests and the hosts on a number of FGLI-related topics, including: FGLI success stories, advice related to applying to medical school and adjusting to life in those spaces, resources and programs available to FGLI students, building one’s network and brand, etc.

Sponsored by Penn HealthX and PSOM MSG.
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Episode 4 | Co-Host Convos: When We Applied To Medical School

Med Legs: Finding Your Footing As A First Generation and/or Low Income Student in Medicine

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Episode 8 | A Lemonade Squeezer, A Zumba Instructor, and an Air Condition Installer Walk Into Medical School
Wondering what jobs helped your co-hosts through high school, college, and now medical school? From odd jobs to clinical experiences, they each have a myriad of experiences to share with you, along with some lessons learned.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs and don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date on all our latest episodes!
44:07
March 30, 2021
Episode 7 | FGLI Man in a White Coat (ft. Dr. Damon Tweedy)
Join your Med Legs cohosts in their latest conversation with Dr. Damon Tweedy. Dr. Tweedy is an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a practicing psychiatrist within the Durham VA Health System. He is well known for his book Black Man in a White Coat and has appeared in the Washington Post, NPR, New York Times, CBS, PBS, among numerous other print, radio, and TV outlets. In this episode, Dr. Tweedy shares memories growing up in a working-class family and reflects on his experiences being both Black and FGLI in the world of medicine. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs and don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date on all our latest episodes! 
59:09
January 7, 2021
Episode 6 | Co-host Convos: Is Going to Medical School Wasting Your 20s?
Michaela and Cecilia are starting clerkships in January! How are they feeling about this? What were they doing in med school these past 18 months? And what has been going through their minds since starting medical school? Listen now to find out if they feel like they're thriving or wasting their 20s. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs; join our official Facebook group, "The Med Legs Podcast," to keep the conversation going; and reach out to us at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
37:20
December 9, 2020
Episode 5 | Making Your Own Map (feat. Dr. Kevin Isaak)
Anitra and Cecilia sit down with Dr. Kevin Isaak, Med Legs' first non-Penn-affiliated guest. Dr. Isaak was born in Argentina and moved to Georgia with his family when he was 10 y.o. He attended the University of Georgia for undergrad, earned his M.D. at Morehouse School of Medicine, and is currently a third-year internal medicine resident in Marietta, Georgia. In this episode, we learn about his life in Argentina and then here in the U.S., his decision to pursue an M.D., and his experience at an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities).  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs; join our official Facebook group, “The Med Legs Podcast,” to keep the conversation going; and reach out to us anytime at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
46:12
November 11, 2020
Episode 4 | Co-Host Convos: When We Applied To Medical School
Your Med Legs co-hosts, Anitra, Cecilia, and Michaela, have a round-table discussion about their own experiences applying to medical school. Tune in to hear their approaches to the application season, what went well, and what they wish they were a little better at.  To keep the conversation going, join our official Facebook group, “Med Legs Podcast.” Also, be sure to check out our social media pages, @_medlegs on Twitter and Instagram, and reach out to us anytime at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions. Episode produced and engineered by Jonathan Pfeffer / Pod Brain.
47:13
October 21, 2020
Episode 3 | How to do Medical School Interviews (Feat. Cheyenne Williams & Michael Perez)
In this episode, we're discussing our interview day experiences with fourth year medical students Cheyenne Williams and Michael Perez. Cheyenne and Michael were integral to the creation of the Penn Med FGLI student group, then known as LIFT US UP (Low Income and First Time Undergraduate and Medical Students of the University of Pennsylvania). In this episode, Cheyenne and Michael share their own journey to Penn Med, how they prepared for their med school interviews, how being FGLI impacted their interview experiences, and much more.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs; join our official Facebook group, “The Med Legs Podcast,” to keep the conversation going; and reach out to us anytime at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
43:01
August 18, 2020
Episode 2 | Applying to Med School as an FGLI Student (Feat. Dr. Neha Vapiwala)
With medical school application season well underway, we’re sitting down with Dr. Neha Vapiwala at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss concerns first generation and/or low income (FGLI) applicants may have during this time. Dr. Vapiwala, a FGLI individual herself, is the Associate Dean of Admissions at the Perelman School of Medicine and Faculty Advisor to the Penn Med FGLI Student Group (formerly known as LIFT US UP. She is also a Professor and Vice Chair of Education in Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in the treatment of patients with genitourinary cancers. In this episode of Med Legs, Dr. Vapiwala shares her own FGLI experience in medicine, how admissions committees take applicants’ FGLI status into account, and the resources FGLI students can seek out during the application cycle, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @_medlegs; join our official Facebook group, “The Med Legs Podcast,” to keep the conversation going; and reach out to us anytime at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode! 
34:38
July 13, 2020
Episode 1 | Pilot: How Your Med Legs Hosts Found Their Footing
Meet your Med Legs co-hosts! In this episode, we share our journeys to medicine, how we identify within the first generation and/or low income community, and what each of our goals are for this podcast. We hope you enjoy listening!  To keep the conversation going, join our official Facebook group, “Med Legs Podcast.” Also, be sure to check out our social media pages, @_medlegs on Twitter and Instagram, and reach out to us anytime at medlegspodcast@gmail.com with additional questions, feedback, and suggestions.
32:44
June 29, 2020
Med Legs Trailer
Med Legs - the first podcast about being first generation and/or low income in medicine. Sponsored by Penn HealthX and the Perelman School of Medicine Medical Student Government. First episode debuts Monday, June 29th! 
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June 25, 2020