White Coats of the Round Table
By Mike Asbach, John McDonald
A podcast for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals. Our mission through this project is to create a community for clinicians to learn and discuss all aspects of their career in healthcare. We welcome all clinicians and medical professionals to use our content to build professional knowledge, and support and grow their careers.
Non-Clinical Careers in Healthcare
Mike and John go through some of the best alternative careers for clinicians looking for a change. They discuss becoming an MSL, gigging as a medical writer, and even government positions in the medical field.
November 18, 2022
Negotiating Healthcare Contracts with Nick Masino
John and Mike speak with lawyer Nick Masino about the importance of understanding healthcare contracts. They discuss common pitfalls like noncompete clauses, total compensation, and benefits. show notes available to all on Patreon or our Website https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/
November 04, 2022
Preventing Burnout through Nutrition with Jennifer Harrington
Jennifer Harrington talks about the ways diet can impact your career. It can be tempting to grab comfort foods after a long or frustrating workday, but burnout isn't only a mental battle, its physical too. Set yourself up for success by being intentional with your diet and practice what you preach. https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/
October 21, 2022
Identifying Burnout in Today's Healthcare Landscape
John and Mike dive deeper into burnout as they talk through the different signifiers and symptoms and how to differentiate acute stress from chronic burnout. https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com
October 07, 2022
Is Burnout New in Healthcare?
John dives deep into the conversation on burnout in the healthcare field. When did it become a mainstream topic? Is this a recent struggle or just recently acknowledged?
September 23, 2022
Public Speaking and Effective Communication in Healthcare with Jeremy Schreiber
Jeremy Schreiber tells his journey towards becoming a better public speaker. Starting in sales and academia, Jeremy transitioned into an industry speaker through hard work and dedication: eliminating verbal crutches, honing body language, and mastering the material. https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/ https://www.patreon.com/WCRT Find Jeremy https://jtcsolns.com/
September 09, 2022
Advocating for Your Internship with Dan O'Hara
John talks with Dan about how he got, or created, his ideal internships. Dan outlines the times where he didn't wait to be offered an opportunity, but instead created his own. https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/ Find Dan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-o-hara-jr-pharmd-131014122
September 02, 2022
Student Experience with Thomas Michalek
John talks with TJ, a recent graduate, about his experience changing majors in college and interning in healthcare. What ultimately lead to his choice to no longer pursue clinical healthcare but work in administration instead?
August 26, 2022
Gig Work with Rick Yarosh
Mike talks with Rick Yarosh, co-founder of HeathGigJobs, about his journey starting a gig platform for healthcare professionals. The gigs range from telemedicine and post-op appointments to triaging phone calls for doctors. https://healthgigjobs.com/ https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/ https://www.patreon.com/WCRT
August 12, 2022
Mike goes over his experience as a pharma speaker: how he got his first booking, how he got a second, and how to avoid conflicts of interest with his day job. Industry consulting is a great way to build relationships and your CV, all the while being a lucrative side hustle.
July 29, 2022
Career Shifts with Matt Troup
After a decade working in a hospital for the majority of his career, Matt made the switch into healthcare tech. He talks about his transition and how he got the opportunity to work in his current position.
July 15, 2022
Career Burnout with The Happy PharmD
Mike and John hear from Alex Barker of The Happy PharmD about causes of burnout and how to spot the warning signs. They discuss whether burnout is the fault of a company or the individual employee, as well as if some positions in healthcare are doomed to be toxic. When you're at the point of hating your career, what then? https://thehappypharmd.com/ https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com
July 01, 2022
Don't Pay Off School Debt with Frank Randall
An interview with Frank Randall, financial advisor specializing in Advance Practice Providers, highlights some common pitfalls among healthcare professionals and their financial choices. How fast should you pay off school debt? How much should you be saving? https://www.linkedin.com/in/frandall https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtable.com/
June 17, 2022
Independent contractors have greater flexibility and autonomy, but may also lose out on valuable employee protections and benefits. Listen to John and Mike discuss the risks and rewards of independent contracting in healthcare, as well as when to hire a lawyer to straighten things out.
June 03, 2022
Mistake and Malpractice
Sparked by the RaDonda Vaught verdict, Mike and John discuss how the precedent of criminal prosecution for medical malpractice will affect the field of healthcare. Mistakes often involve multiple system failures. Will the risk of criminal charges discourage the reporting of these small scale errors?
May 20, 2022
Precepting Tips, Tricks, and Horror Stories
Mike and John discuss the benefits of precepting. Is it altruistic, a duty to the medical community? Or are there personal benefits to taking on students as well. Hear about some of their own experiences as students, what they stive for as a good teacher now, and the time John made a student cry.
May 06, 2022
Continuing Education for the Medical Professional
Mike and John go over common problems with CME, online resources, and share some conference experience. What is the average CME reimbursement? Is it better to do on-demand or live content?
April 22, 2022
Is Networking Valuable in Healthcare?
Mike and John talk about how and why to network both personally and professionally, which social media they've found to hold value, and the benefits of belonging to professional associations.
April 13, 2022
Healthcare professionals Mike and John introduce themselves and discuss the beginnings of their new career as podcasters. Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/WCRT
April 08, 2022