Starting Medical School, Compassion Tests, and Cynicism in Healthcare

A new co-host, Varun, and I talk about our experiences in our medical school program, compassion tests, and medical education. Email us at contact@commonsensemedic.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! Articles discussed in this episode: https://news.aamc.org/medical-education/article/med-school-3-years-future-medical-education/?fbclid=IwAR0YHj28mmIVMoUnK1O7cf15W3ag0b0TJk2cgPRGmcY2wcs5HinirPzttzo Oregon Medical Students Face Tough Test: Talking About Dying Our medical training has been outsourced

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Talking about teeth with Dr. Joyce Kahng

On the podcast today, I interview Dr. Joyce Kahng, a dentist practicing in Costa Mesa, California. She teaches classes in dentistry at USC and also owns a private practice called Orange + Magnolia dentistry studio. We open up with how she got interested in dentistry, to be like her mom. She didn’t really know what she wanted […]

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#44 Dr. Andrea Tooley

Today, I had the great pleasure of talking to Dr. Andrea Tooley. She is a fellow in ophthalmic plastic surgery in New York City. She is active on Instagram with the handle @dr.andreatooley. We were able to talk about how she got interested in ophthalmology, her struggles in medical school, and how she was able […]

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#43 Dr. R. Peter Manes

My guest today is Dr. R. Peter Manes. We talk a lot about work-life balance as a doctor, how to become an ENT, and what excites him about surgery. Something that really amazes me about being a doctor is how specialized people become and how they are able to be just a handful of people […]

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#42 Dr. Shannon Tapia

Dr. Shannon Tapia stops by the podcast, and we talk about relationships, stand up comedy, and when to get married. It’s a real talk which shows how life can take different turns when you least expect it. We started talking about how she was able to get into stand-up, and how she was able to […]

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#41 Brendan Houdek

Have you ever wondered how to speak better and communicate more effectively? It’s something that we do every day but it’s getting harder and harder to do as we forget the core principles of communication and become lonelier and lonelier due to our focus on technology. I set out to search for people who could […]

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#40 Dr. Stephanie Tran

What is an endodontist? I was curious as to what dentistry entails and how I could learn more about the part of our body that physicians don’t often treat, the teeth and how they connect to the whole body. My guest was Dr. Stephanie Tran, who is a New York based endodontist. She’s a big […]

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