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The MS5 Podcast

The MS5 Podcast

By Aaishwariya Gulani and Swathi Raman
Things They Don't Teach You in Medical School. A podcast about personal and professional development for medical students.

Join your hosts, Aaishwarya Gulani and Swathi Raman, two second-year medical students, as they interview experts in the field of professional development! From networking to leadership to building meaningful relationships, each episode aims to ultimately give actionable advice for medical students who want to take the next step in developing themselves outside of the classroom.

Follow us on Instagram/Twitter @MS5_Podcast and look out for new episodes every other Monday!
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Teamwork in Medicine: Expert Perspective
In this two-part series, we bring together the perspectives of medical students and guest experts to discuss the role of teamwork in medicine. In Part 2, we interview Dr. Derek Newberry on the ingredients of successful teams in medical school. He brings together his own background as a consultant, former professor of management, and author, with his unique experiences seeing his wife train as a physician, to share advice on how to practice effective teamwork in medicine. For more information, please check out Dr. Newberry's book, "Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance."
29:51
November 8, 2020
Teamwork in Medicine: Students' Take
In this two-part series, we bring together the perspectives of medical students and guest experts to discuss the role of teamwork in medicine. In Part 1, we polled 14 second-year medical students across the country to hear their perspective on four key questions about their experiences with teamwork from the pre-med years to the pre-clinical years. Join us for our first audience hot-take!  Special thank you to: Peter Dominguez, Brandon Ellis Tapasak, Noah Gafen, Khyati Somayaji, Susie Soto, Deep Gandhi, Angie El-Said, Javier Antonio Valdes, Carman Windom, Manan Parekh, Praveen Paul Rajaguru, Sid Ramesh, Megan Bernier, and Trisha Miglani.
12:59
October 26, 2020
Integration in Medical Education
In previous episodes, we often brought up the role our medical schools play in integrating personal and professional development training into medical education. This week, we hear from the Associate Dean for Medical Student Education at the University of Michigan Medical School on how to do just that. In Episode 6 of The MS5 Podcast, Dr. Rajesh Mangrulkar shares his thoughts on what defines the core of medical education, how to revamp and renew a medical curriculum, and how to encourage students to maximize their academic and creative potential. 
32:50
October 12, 2020
Women in Medical School #WIMMonth: Part 2
September is Women in Medicine Month (#WIMMonth) and this got us thinking. In this two-part special series that hits extremely close to home, we hear from four MS2's who are leaders within the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). These conversations shed light on a wide range of topics - from family life to advocacy to how everyone has a role within the women in medicine movement. Tune in and join us! In part two, we talk to Susie Soto and Jil Shah, board members of the UCF College of Medicine's AMWA chapter. Listen in for their truly motivating thoughts on how to find your own strengths, know your worth, and use your unique qualities to ultimately serve patients and the community!
31:37
September 28, 2020
Women in Medical School #WIMMonth: Part 1
September is Women in Medicine Month (#WIMMonth) and this got us thinking. In this two-part special series that hits extremely close to home, we hear from four MS2's who are leaders within the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). These conversations shed light on a wide range of topics - from family life to advocacy to how everyone has a role within the women in medicine movement. Tune in and join us! In part one, we talk to Hannah Schwartz and Khyati Somayaji, co-presidents of Temple University's AMWA chapter. Listen in for their extremely thoughtful perspectives on the work-life balance and how we, as medical students, can continue to live our lives outside of school!
30:24
September 28, 2020
Hierarchy in Medical Training with Barron Lerner and Shailin Thomas
Everyone has heard of this hospital hierarchy with the attending physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students. And those who have experience working within it know how hard it is to speak up and the importance of establishing a feedback-driven culture. In this episode, Dr. Barron Lerner, a physician, professor, and author, and Shailin Thomas, a 6th year MD/JD student at NYU, join us to speak about their experiences within this hierarchy.  For more information, check out Dr. Lerner's New York Times article, "In a Hospital Hierarchy, Speaking Up Is Hard to Do," and his book, "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics."
43:39
September 14, 2020
Total Leadership with Lindsay Kuo
Dr. Lindsay Kuo talks to us about her journey training in both medicine and business, the four domains of leadership, and what makes an effective leader. Join us as we delve into Dr. Kuo's blog post titled "Personal Total Leadership" and discover what it means to better integrate all aspects of your life!
35:27
August 23, 2020
Setting your own Agenda with Tony Tsai
Tony Tsai talks to us about how to make time for our own passions, differentiate ourselves, build relationships, and set our own agenda in medical school. Join us as we kickstart this series with our first guest and see if you can answer Tony's 3 questions on personal development!
41:46
August 10, 2020
Welcome to MS5!
Get to know your hosts, Aaisha and Swathi, and their ideas behind this podcast in this introductory episode.
07:26
July 27, 2020