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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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Doctor, You’ve Been Served (Not in a Dance-Off), Part 2, with Gita Pensa, MD

This is part 2 of 2 of my discussion with Dr. Gita Pensa, emergency medicine physician and host of the educational podcast, “Doctors and Litigation: The L Word”, a narrative-style series about psychological and practical preparation for malpractice litigation.  We continue the discussion about how deposition is an audition for the trial and how important it is the play the part of the doctor everyone would want, not an arrogant physician who feels they know the medicine better than everyone.  At trial, your goal is the be the caring, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor that the jury would want as their doctor. And what in the world does dancing have to do with her trial? We also discussed how this influenced her practice and how she got back to loving medicine again.

Dr. Gita Pensa is an Associate Professor with the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency. She joined Brown’s academic faculty in 2014, after thirteen years in community emergency medicine practice. In 2015, she launched Brown EM’s educational blog as well as the Brown EM podcast series. She created and serves as host/editor of AEM Early Access, a collaborative podcasting project from the Academic Emergency Medicine journal and the Brown EM residency. Dr. Pensa is Associate Director of Brown’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program, and co-developed Brown’s new Digital Health and Innovation fellowship program.

Find her on Twitter at @GitaPensaMD

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Doctor, You’ve Been Served (Not in a Dance-Off), Part 1, with Gita Pensa, MD

Dr. Gita Pensa is an Associate Professor with the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency. She joined Brown’s academic faculty in 2014, after thirteen years in community emergency medicine practice. In 2015, she launched Brown EM’s educational blog as well as the Brown EM podcast series. She created and serves as host/editor of AEM Early Access, a collaborative podcasting project from the Academic Emergency Medicine journal and the Brown EM residency. Dr. Pensa is Associate Director of Brown’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program, and co-developed Brown’s new Digital Health and Innovation fellowship program.

We start out discussing her decade long lawsuit and how this affected her psyche, her practice, and her marriage.  Victor Frankl would be proud as she turned her tumultuous experience into a way to help others through an extremely well executed, engaging, and educational podcast, “Doctors and Litigation: The L Word”. It is a narrative-style series about the psychological and practical preparation for malpractice litigation, and she speaks nationally on the topic of malpractice litigation. We talk about whether we’d be willing to be friends with a personal injury attorney and her answer was surprising. However, expert witnesses are a different story. Unfounded lawsuits couldn’t happen without them, and they are supposedly one of us. If you are named in a lawsuit, we discuss all the players and how to comport yourself to improve your outcome. Theatrics often trump the medicine in this situation.

Find her on twitter at @GitaPensaMD

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Size Matters Not: Tiny Habits for Big Changes, Part 2, with BJ Fogg, PhD

This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. In this part, we talk about how success breeds success and having your patient work on the habit you want them to change shouldn’t be the first priority. The first priority should be what they want to change because it shows them that they can be successful in creating lasting change. We also discuss how positive emotions help to encode habits and he actually came up with a technique to make ourselves feel successful after we’ve performed an act we want to repeat. We end by talking about the habits that he is still working on himself.

If you have questions for Dr. Fogg, please email me at brad@physiciansguidetodoctoring.com as he has agreed to do another interview with crowdsourced questions from physicians. He can be found at BJFogg.com and TinyHabits.com.

Dr. Fogg founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. In addition to his research, Dr. Fogg teaches industry innovators how human behavior really works. He created the Tiny Habits Academy to help people around the world and interestingly, the Tiny Habits Academy long preceded the Tiny Habits book. He lives in Northern California and Maui.

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What Our Allied Health Colleagues Want Us to Know with Andrew Tisser, DO

Andrew Tisser DO is an emergency physician and urgent care director practicing in Western NY. Andrew’s passion is to help fellow early-career physicians navigate the issues of money, mindset and making moves (goal setting). He hosts the Talk2MeDoc podcast and is the owner of Talk2MeDoc LLC, a consulting company working with early-career physicians on the above. His original podcast goal was to get different allied health professionals onto the show to discuss what they wanted physicians to know about their fields and what we could do to foster better communication. On today’s show we discuss the takeaway from a few of his more memorable episodes, covering the security personal, nurses, physical therapists, lab technicians, pharmacists and more. There were common themes throughout the interviews that we discuss. He has since pivoted to focusing his podcast on issues relevant to early career physicians. He can be found at AndrewTisserDO.com

 Dr. Tisser is a loving husband to his wife Alysia [pronounced ALEESHA] and proud dog dad to Lillie, a 9 year old shepherd/collie mix. You can find him at https://andrewtisserdo.com

Twitter: @talk2medoc

FB: Andrew tisser and talk2medoc consulting

LinkedIn: @andrewtisserdo

IG: @talk2medocpodcast

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Look for Zebras with Silvie Stacy, MD, MPH

Silvie Stacy, MD, MPH, is a preventive medicine physician and founder of LookforZebras.com. You’re a doctor; you get the reference and in this situation the Zebra is a nonclinical career. She knew from the start that she wanted to be a nonclinical physician, but there weren’t many resources out there, so for others going through the same experience, she built her blog. She just wrote the book, 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians (Fulfilling, meaningful, and Lucrative Alternatives to Direct Patient Care). She shares with us some of the more common, more esoteric, more lucrative, and more unexpected opportunities that are out there and how to find them. 

Dr. Stacy received her MD from UMass Medical School and completed residency at Johns Hopkins, where she also earned an MPH. Since then, her work has mainly involved correctional healthcare, addiction medicine, medical writing, and utilization management. What ties all of her work experience together is the goal of helping organizations offer services and products that are rooted in evidence-based medicine.

She went from a fresh first-year medical student thinking she’d made the absolute worst mistake of her life, to a happily practicing physician with unrelenting enthusiasm about all the opportunities in and out of medicine.

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Get Organized for Better Work-Life Balance with Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger

Dr. Sarah Hart-Unger is a pediatric endocrinologist, who did all of her education at Duke, and is now the pediatric residency program director at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital in South Florida.  She is intrigued by the challenges of making work and life fit together — so much that she cohosts a podcast on the topic, Best of Both Worlds, with time management expert and writer Laura Vanderkam.

She is married to a vascular surgeon and has three young children, so we discuss how they manage get it all done using the Getting Things Done methodology.  We talk about how checklists aren’t just critical in central line placement and she has her own checklist manifesto to get your day, your month, and your life more organized. She has some favorite apps although she finds paper keeps her more organized. She tries to help me get organized so I don’t end up thinking about all the things I need to do while I’m playing with my kids and then tries to convince me to keep my desk clean.

In addition to her podcast, you can find her at theshubox.com.  

The apps she mentioned were todoist.com and cozi.com.

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How to Help Your Physician Liaisons Grow Your Practice with Kelley Knott of Intrepy

Kelley Knott is the Co-founder and VP of Marketing for the healthcare marketing agency, Intrepy. She is a highly experienced physician liaison and has a background in consulting for medical practices and health systems on how to build new patient referrals and create digital marketing strategies. She developed the first of its kind online physician liaison training platform, Physician Liaison University™. It is designed to help physician liaisons become more effective at driving new referrals and streamlining training for hospitals and private practices.

For physicians just starting out in practice, we talk about how to best utilize your time when meeting referring physicians, as at the start, you will be your own liaison. We discuss how best to guide your physician liaisons in order to increase your referrals, what metrics can be used to find out how successful your program is and provide incentives.

She can be found at KelleyKnott.com and Intrepy.com

And she is very active on both Linkedin and Twitter at KDKnott and @KelleyKnott