Month: September 2020

Learning How to Learn with the Medical Mnemonist, Chase DiMarco

This episode is very META. It is about learning how to learn. For the premeds, med students and residents, this is critical.  For those of us out and about in the world that need to recertify, this is a reminder that we never knew the best ways to study, so we should learn those techniques now. Chase DiMarco teaches us ideas like visual mnemonics, memory palaces, mind mapping, gamification among others.

Chase is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the Founder and educator at FreeMedEd, which he began in 2014 to consolidate free educational resources for his classmates. He is the host of the Medical Mnemonist Podcast, creator of several medical education platforms, and is the CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service. He has explored many facets of medical education, the psychology of learning, and accelerated learning techniques. As an average student, it wasn’t until after he had attained graduate education that he learned to implement accelerated learning and educational efficiency. He has a passion to make studying easier for all students and bring great educational resources to the masses.

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The Secret to Being a Happy Doc from the Happiest Doc, Taylor Brana, DO

Dr. Taylor Brana is a Resident Physician in Psychiatry, Creator of The Happy Doc Podcast and developer of educational platforms that utilize voice-first technology. Our interview is really two separate interviews in one. In the first, we cover his podcast, where he interviews physicians on how they manage to continue finding fulfillment and enjoyment in their lives and practices in a world of crushing debt, wasteful administrative burdens, and so much clicking. We discuss the recurring themes that he sees from his guests. He started this as a med student and continues with it in residency, so we also talk about how he has managed to get the approval from his institutions for this.

We then talk about his voice-interactive studying software, MedFlashGo (Medical Flashcards on the Go), which is the first of its kind. We talk about how he managed to do this in residency and how he took it from an idea to the final product.  

He has created over 200+ podcast episodes featuring TED Talk speakers, top level executives, physician leaders, influencers, and more. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and articles discussing concepts around happiness, fulfillment, success, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of three voice-interactive education platforms geared towards pre-medical, medical, and dental students, with plans to create more. Taylor has a passion for inspiring others to reach towards their potential and dreams. 

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Hiring and Training Your Medical Practice Staff with Brent Lacey, MD

Brent Lacey, MD, is a gastroenterologist with a passion for financial management and career coaching.  He was able to pay off all of his student loans before finishing fellowship, and he got a big head start on his retirement savings.

He felt God calling him to start teaching financial management classes so he created a Financial Discipleship Ministry at his church and developed a personal finance curriculum for his hospital. He then became certified through Ramsey Solutions as a Master Financial Coach and has been coaching and teaching these principles to people at all stages of their careers ever since. He has a podcast and blog called Scope of Practice which aims to help his audience gain the knowledge we need to run our businesses successfully and manage our personal finances with expertise.

We discuss strategies for effective practice management.  We start with staff management, from hiring to training to workplace culture to firing. This is even relevant for physicians who are employed, so may not have as much control, but still set the tone for the office and he gives ways to influence the office management. For a deeper dive, check out his blog and podcast on ScopeOfPractice.com and his free e-book on practice management. He can be found at thescopeofpractice.com/

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