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The Osteopod

The Osteopod

By Phillip Bennett

A podcast for D.O.s. This show focuses on promoting information about Osteopathic Medical Schools through interviews with current students. Any other topic about Osteopathic Medicine can be discussed on the podcast. Enjoy!
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How to get a Residency Part 2: ENT and Military
How to get a Residency Part 2: ENT and Military
If you are considering specializing in ENT surgery, and/or you are going through med school with a military scholarship, the advice from Cameron Lindemann, DO should be perfect for you. Learn about his journey through his 4th-year of med school, and what he did to secure his residency spot in ENT at a Navy training site. If you would like to reach out to me, feel free to do so at theosteopod@gmail.com, or through Twitter @the_osteopod. Thanks for listening!
31:11
May 12, 2020
How to get into a residency as a DO student (4th-year episode)
How to get into a residency as a DO student (4th-year episode)
Join me as I talk with fellow classmates and newly-minted physicians, Drs. Avery Hill and Beau Condie, about what we did as 4th-years to get into our specialties and residency programs. We talk about audition rotations, the ERAS application process, and what we did when ranking programs we interviewed at. Residency Explorer: https://www.residencyexplorer.org/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F AAMC Residency Page: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-residency/apply-smart-residency/ FRIEDA (individual program details): https://freida.ama-assn.org/Freida/#/ Pugh Decision Matrix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision-matrix_method If you have suggestions or feedback, reach out to me at theosteopod@gmail.com or at twitter @Phil_Osteopod. Thanks for listening!
55:54
May 05, 2020
Should you go to PNWU-COM?
Should you go to PNWU-COM?
Should you go to Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima Washington? Find out with Arashpreet (Arshi) Gill, a second-year medical student at PNWU.  PNWU main website: https://www.pnwu.edu/ Choose DO PNWU infopage: https://choosedo.org/pacific-northwest-university-of-health-sciences-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-pnwu-com/ Got suggestions or feedback, or want to be interviewed about your medical school? Reach out to the show at theosteopod@gmail.com or on Twitter @the_osteopod. Thanks for listening!
36:30
April 23, 2020
Should you go to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)?
Should you go to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)?
Should you go to PCOM? Find out with first years Alec Massood and Gelan Shamloul, current students at the Philadelphia campus.  PCOM main webpage: https://www.pcom.edu/ Choose DO informational page: https://choosedo.org/philadelphia-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-pcom/ If you would like to reach out with suggestions or feedback, do so at theosteopod@gmail.com or @the_osteopod on Twitter. Thanks for listening!
39:60
April 02, 2020
STEP 1 Pass/Fail: What does this mean for D.O. students?
STEP 1 Pass/Fail: What does this mean for D.O. students?
In this unscripted episode, I sit down with Braden Anderson and Tanner Bond, both 4th-year students and classmates of mine at Rocky Vista University in Colorado, and we talk about the latest news on STEP 1 becoming a pass/fail test. We discuss our thoughts on the test itself, and what this change will mean for future D.O. students. If you have feedback or suggestions, let me know at theosteopod@gmail.com or at Twitter @theOsteopod. Thanks for listening!
42:49
March 11, 2020
Should you go to Idaho COM (ICOM)?
Should you go to Idaho COM (ICOM)?
Should you go to Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho? Find out with this panel of first and second-year students, including Kiefer Starks, Faith Spratt, Michal Kozdronkiewicz, and Stephanie Dillon, the Communications and Marketing Director for ICOM. If you want to learn more about ICOM in podcast form, check out the COM Pod https://open.spotify.com/show/76V54lxHsQsS0jl0w8RQUI ICOM main website: https://www.idahocom.org/ Choose DO website for ICOM: https://choosedo.org/idaho-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-icom/ Reach out to me at theosteopod@gmail.com with suggestions and feedback, or at Twitter @theOsteopod. Thanks for listening!
38:34
February 15, 2020
Should you go to Michigan State University COM (MSUCOM)?
Should you go to Michigan State University COM (MSUCOM)?
Should you go to MSUCOM in East Lansing, Michigan? Find out with this panel of first-year students, including Taylor Casey, Derek Versalles, Anjali Gundeti, and Trey Shaughnessy.  To learn more about MSUCOM, here's their main webpage: https://www.com.msu.edu/ Here is the Choose DO informational page: https://choosedo.org/michigan-state-university-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-msucom/ To reach out to me, email me at theosteopod@gmail.com, or through Twitter @theOsteopod.  Thanks for listening!
41:30
February 12, 2020
Should you go to Touro University - California (TUCOM-CA)?
Should you go to Touro University - California (TUCOM-CA)?
Want to go to school on an island? Find out with Samuel Ji, a 4th-year medical student from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California.  Here is the school's main website: http://www.tu.edu/ Here is the Choose DO page on Touro California: https://choosedo.org/touro-university-california-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-tucom-ca/ Here is the student life webpage Sam mentioned in the podcast: https://www.tustudentlife.com/ If you're interested in getting into contact with the show, whether to be interviewed or learn more, reach out at theosteopod@gmail.com, or through twitter @theOsteopod. Thanks for listening!
44:19
January 17, 2020
Should you go to Liberty University COM (LUCOM)?
Should you go to Liberty University COM (LUCOM)?
InterCOM # 6 is with Nathan Holt, a first-year medical student at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lynchburg Virginia. Nathan gives us some perspective after completing his very first semester of medical school, and some sound advice for students thinking about going to medical school. LUCOM main website: https://www.liberty.edu/lucom/ Choose DO page: https://choosedo.org/liberty-university-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-lucom/ Feel free to reach out to me at theosteopod@gmail.com, or at Twitter: @theosteopod.  Thanks for listening!
27:40
December 21, 2019
Should you go to Touro University - Nevada (TUCOM-NV)?
Should you go to Touro University - Nevada (TUCOM-NV)?
Intercom # 5 is with Ky Raymond, a third year medical student from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Henderson, Nevada. Just outside of Las Vegas, this school has been open for nearly 20 years, and features a large class size of about 180 students, as well as an opportunity for a DO/MPH dual degree.  I apologize for the clicks in this episode, our internet connection wasn't as good, unfortunately. Hopefully the message gets across well enough, as Ky has some great advice for prospective med students. Touro Nevada's main webpage: https://tun.touro.edu/ Choose DO Touro Nevada page: https://choosedo.org/touro-university-nevada-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-tuncom/ If you would like to reach out to me, do so at theosteopod@gmail.com, and follow me on Twitter @theosteopod. Thanks for listening!
25:04
December 21, 2019
Should you go to Rocky Vista University - Utah (RVUCOM-UT)?
Should you go to Rocky Vista University - Utah (RVUCOM-UT)?
Intercom # 4 is with Ryan Knight, a 3rd-year medical student from the inaugural class of Rocky Vista University, located in Ivins, Utah. The new sister school to the Parker, CO campus (see Intercom # 1), RVU features a combined curriculum between the schools, as well as a brand new campus located near St. George, the largest city in southern Utah. Here is the official RVU Southern Utah website: http://www.rvu.edu/rvu-su/ Here is the info page from Choose DO: https://choosedo.org/rocky-vista-university-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-rvucom/ If you would like to email me, do so at theosteopod@gmail.com, and follow the podcast on Twitter @theosteopod.  Thanks for listening!
31:26
November 13, 2019
Should you go to A.T. Still University - Kirksville (ATSU-KCOM)?
Should you go to A.T. Still University - Kirksville (ATSU-KCOM)?
Intercom # 3 is an interview with third-year student Andrew Makar, where we learn about the very first Osteopathic Medical School. ATSU-KCOM offers a unique blend of history and modern technology, with emphasis on the ultrasound technique, as well as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). If you have questions for Andrew, feel free to email him at: sa199636@atsu.edu If you would like more information about the Still's Scholarship Andrew talked about, visit this website: https://www.atsu.edu/kirksville-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/admissions/still-scholars-admission-requirements Here is ATSU-KCOM's homepage: https://www.atsu.edu/kirksville-college-of-osteopathic-medicine, as well as the informative page from Choose DO: https://choosedo.org/a-t-still-university-of-health-sciences-kirksville-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-atsu-kcom/ If you would like to reach out to me, do so at theosteopod@gmail.com or through Twitter: @theosteopod Thanks for listening!
39:59
October 19, 2019
Should you go to Touro University COM in New York (TouroCOM - NY)?
Should you go to Touro University COM in New York (TouroCOM - NY)?
Intercom # 2 is an interview with 4th-year Stewart Da Silva, a student heading into Emergency Medicine from Touro's Middletown Campus, the newer of the two locations at Touro NY. Here's a link to Touro's Webpage with more application and supplemental information: http://tourocom.touro.edu/ Check out Choose DO and their information page about Touro here: https://choosedo.org/touro-college-of-osteopathic-medicine-new-york-tourocom-ny/ Follow The Osteopod on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheOsteopod Email me at theosteopod@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
41:53
October 01, 2019
Results from LECOM Facebook Survey: Is LECOM right for you?
Results from LECOM Facebook Survey: Is LECOM right for you?
This episode breaks down the information about Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, or LECOM, an institution with two campuses in Pennsylvania, one in Bradenton Florida, and one on the way in New York. The tuition, curriculum, rotation sites, and more are discussed, all from LECOM's website listed here: https://lecom.edu/academics/the-college-of-medicine/ A survey was sent out to the Class of 2020, from all 3 campuses, over Facebook, and 26 students responded to questions of why they chose LECOM, why they like it, and what they think could be improved about the school. This information is presented in a candid and professional way, to help the pre-medical student know if LECOM is the right school for them. Use this podcast in conjunction with the experiences of other students and alumni to help your decisions. If you would like to reach out to me, feel free to do so at theosteopod@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
20:40
September 07, 2019
DO News: Hospital Closures
DO News: Hospital Closures
On the heels of the Hahnemann Hospital closure, another residency training program closes in West Virginia, ousting 33 DO residents. This episode looks deeper into why these hospitals closed, and what we as future doctors can do to prevent this situation from happening to ourselves as much as possible. If you would like to reach out to me, feel free to do so at theosteopod@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
11:24
August 29, 2019
Residency Match Analysis 2018-2019
Residency Match Analysis 2018-2019
In this episode, I summarize my thoughts on the latest Match data, and give some advice on what we as DO students can prepare for the latest changes in the Match system. Here are the data sheets I used for this analysis:  Match 2019 raw data: https://mk0nrmp3oyqui6wqfm.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/NRMP-Results-and-Data-2019_04112019_final.pdf DO-specific Match data from 2018: https://mk0nrmp3oyqui6wqfm.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Charting-Outcomes-in-the-Match-2018-Osteo.pdf Please reach out to me at theosteopod@gmail.com if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions for future content. Thanks for listening!
13:06
August 21, 2019
What is The Osteopod?
What is The Osteopod?
In this introductory episode, I describe what The Osteopod is, why I created it, and what an InterCOM episode means.  If you have questions for suggestions for me about the show, please feel free to reach out at theosteopod@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening!
05:27
July 10, 2019
Should you go to Rocky Vista University - Colorado (RVUCOM-CO)?
Should you go to Rocky Vista University - Colorado (RVUCOM-CO)?
Intercom # 1 is an interview with Josh Bradford, a 4th-year medical student at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado.  If you would like to contact Josh with questions, you may email him at joshua.bradford@rvu.edu. If you would like to learn more about RVUCOM-CO, visit  http://www.rvu.edu/rvu-co/com/#1526077695398-7a0d74c9-0569  or email admissions@rvu.edu If you would like to contact Phil about the Osteopod, reach out to him at theosteopod@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @theosteopod. Thanks for listening!
43:37
July 10, 2019