Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Life of a Former Med Student, Now Physician [Episode 290]

document.createElement('audio'); https://media.blubrry.com/admissions_straight_talk/p/www.accepted.com/hubfs/Podcast_audio_files/Podcast/Charles_Cochran_2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify Interview with Dr. Charles Cochran, anesthesiologist and blogger [Show Summary] Are you wondering what life is like as a med student? Resident? Practicing physician? Do you want to graduate without mountains of debt? Do you want to be able to have work/life balance when you start practicing? Interested in rural medicine? Anesthesiology? Hear from Dr. Charles Cochran about the unique path he took to becoming a doctor, and his advice on how not to bury yourself in student loan debt. Med school admissions, med student life and #lifeofamedstudent [Show Notes] Our guest today, Dr. Charles Cochran, is a Hoosier through and through. He grew up in Indiana, attended Indiana State as an undergrad, and Indiana University School of Medicine Bloomington, which he graduated from in 2013. He did his residency also at Indiana U Medical Center in anesthesiology. On the side, he started the Twitter hashtag #lifeofamedstudent and a very popular pre-med and med student web site by the same name. Can you tell us about your background? Where you grew up? [2:05] I grew up in a small town called Spencer, not far from IU – Bloomington. I knew early on I wanted to get into medicine my dad was a chiropractor. I rode horses on the weekend, spent lots of time in the woods learning to hunt and fish – basically a traditional rural Indiana upbringing. How did you become interested in medicine? [2:56] My dad was a chiropractor and gave me exposure to medicine as a rural clinician. He didn’t push me to be a chiropractor but he thought if I was interested in medicine I should go for a more advanced license, an MD or DO. Even from high school I had a pretty clear idea I wanted to go into medicine, and luckily it all worked out. I didn’t take a gap year, which was fine with me. Now that I am paying back my loans I am glad I went through as quickly as I did. It is nice to be done! What was the hardest part of applying to medical school? [4:29] I was part of the Indiana State/IU rural bachelor/MD program, so applying to medical school was pretty straightforward. The program takes people from small towns and provides them with a pathway to becoming a physician in hopes they will return to a small town and practice medicine. Ideally the state would like primary care physicians, and while I didn’t go that route, I think I still fulfilled that goal by practicing in a rural, midsize hospital. In a lot of ways things were set up for me since the first day of undergrad. If you maintain an average GPA of 3.5 and met the minimum required MCAT you were set for admission to medical school. Once I was in the program it was a matter of sticking with it. It wasn’t always easy – I did have to take the MCAT a second time – but overall it was much less stressful. What was the best part of your medical experience at Indiana University? [6:38] IU has a lot of regional campuses 8-9 where you can go for your first two years. I guess this could be considered the best and sometimes the worst. You are in one (rural) place for two years, and then Indianapolis for two years. I actually really liked it – I spent the first two years in Terra Haute, and then moved to the big city for years 3-4, and it was great to see the trauma hospitals, and cutting edge technology at a big city hospital. My social network also really expanded, and I think it is a very efficient system. The one negative I would say is that when I went through I don’t think they did as good a job of making the experiences across campuses standard – that is different now, they have in fact standardized them. That was the biggest negative I saw, as my experience wasn’t perfectly identical to a different regional campus. What could be improved? [8:51] Not everyone’s learning style is suited to a lecture hall. When I got to Indianapolis I did better on my standardized tests because I was following my preferred study patterns almost exactly (studying more on my own). For me there was some wasted time in lectures that weren’t really engaging. I would have been better off at home. You participated in Indiana’s Rural Health Program. Can you tell us a little bit about that part of your training? [10:08] They have a continuation of the program geared towards primary care. I could have continued that program but had some reservations about ending up in primary care. I wanted to keep my options more open. I still think it was a great program and they got their money’s worth with me being back in a small town, but I just didn’t end up in primary care. How did you decide to specialize in anesthesiology? [11:20] When I was in family practice clinics I felt like the days dragged on. Then I went into anesthesia and things went really fast, and I realized I like critical care medicine. Anesthesiology is a great way to get into critical care you get to use your hands all day long. I am good at things that might scare other physicians, which in some ways gives me a sense of pride. And typically it has a pretty good lifestyle – I have lots of time with my wife and daughter. I very much enjoy what I do every day. I take care of one patient at a time, I have 10 minutes of paperwork I can do while treating my patient, I leave work at work, I don’t deal with insurance companies, and I don’t get too much pushback. So a lot of things physicians get frustrated with don’t apply to me or my specialty. Did you ever have a rotation or period in your path to date when you thought you made a mistake in choosing a career in medicine? [14:13] The two hardest times for me were the first semester of medical school and the first year of residency. After that things got easier. I actually really can’t say I had a lot of days that I thought medicine wasn’t the right path for me, so I know I’m lucky. I also chose a specialty that would allow me to maintain a certain lifestyle. For other specialties like surgery, the demands can be so much more and burnout is much higher. How did the match process compare to the med school application process in terms of difficulty and stress? What was the most challenging part of it? [21:00] The match was probably the second most stressful part of the process for me after that first semester of medical school. I would have loved to interview at five places, and be done with it. Instead they drag it out for four months, and you have no idea where you are going to live, what your future is going to be, and it is a painful process. I think it is a very fair process, and there is not a better way to do it that would stay fair, but dragging it out with the hush hush of it and the lack of control is very unpleasant. The match is incredibly important for your future. Most people end up happy but it is a lot of influence on your life from one computer algorithm. Let’s turn to Life of a Med Student. How did you come to start it? How has it evolved? [23:53] In 2011 I was a third year student and Twitter was becoming popular. There were a couple anonymous accounts on Twitter for med students but they were really focused on an individual. I thought about starting a Twitter account that would really connect everybody, and with the hashtags that Twitter has I just thought about #lifeofamedstudent, which would be a funny but educational, ironic but humorous look at the life of a med student. I quickly found that if you go to school in Indiana, California, or the UK the experiences are incredibly similar, stressors are similar, even though processes are different. There are common themes like delaying adulthood and is it all going to be worth it, the hours and hours of studying, etc. It resonated with people and shared witty humor about med school life that I could amplify through the hashtag. There were several Twitter accounts when I started out that were bigger, but people didn’t keep them active so mine continued, and in 2016 I dec ided to create a website/blog based on the Twitter account. The initial idea was to give med students a voice to amplify over social media. It started with my thoughts on residency, debt, and so on, but as it grew I started doing guest posts, continuing the original idea of sharing the voice of medical students. Now I write 25% of the posts and the rest is guest posts from med students around the country, where they share aspects of their lives, experiences, concerns, successes, and so on. I have very little restrictions about what people can post about. What would you have liked me to ask you? [31:09] One of the big things I encourage med students to do is to get some basic understanding of finance – you will be a high income earner and you need to know the benefits and the pitfalls. With student loans going up and up and up, it is so important to get a grasp on it at a younger age than I did. Also, anything you can do to get your pre-med years guaranteed or with scholarship is great. There are a lot of programs similar to mine that no one knows about. It is one of the biggest first decisions you can make, so really think about how you can go to a program that helps facilitate getting into medical school. Even with great stats it is really competitive, and helping to pay for it is a big deal as well. Finally, student loans aren’t free money, but I just didn’t think about it. I lived the lifestyle of a resident as a med student. You can get $150K pretty easily, so people don’t think about if they could take less. Do you need to take the max? For me, if there was extra I did things like buy a TV – at 6% interest six years later, that’s an expensive TV. My general advice is open your eyes. Related Links: †¢Ã‚  Life of a Med Student †¢Ã‚  #LifeofaMedStudent †¢Ã‚  Life of a Med Student on Twitter †¢Ã‚  Get Accepted to Medical School in 2020, a free webinar †¢Ã‚  Accepteds Medical School Admissions Services Related Shows: †¢Ã‚  Endocrinologist, Writer, and Bollywood Critic Tells Her Story †¢Ã‚  Yoga Instructor, Holistic Health Coach, M4: Clare Brady Fits it All In †¢Ã‚  Dr. Calvin Sun, ER Resident, Entrepreneur, and Adventurer †¢Ã‚  Meet Harvard MD/MPH Student and Premed Podcaster Mary Tate †¢Ã‚  Med School Uncensored: A Realistic Perspective on Medical Training   Subscribe: Podcast Feed

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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The Benefits of a Postgraduate Year

While many students have discovered the benefits of a gap year between high school and college, some students choose to take a postgraduate or PG year after graduating from high school. Students can take advantage of this year-long program at their own private school or at another school. Many students attend a boarding school just for their postgraduate year, as boarding school allows these students to experience life away from home while still having the requisite structure and guidance from teachers and advisors. While the PG year has been traditionally known to support boys, an increasing number of girls are taking advantage of this important program. Here are some reasons students can benefit from a PG year at private school: Greater maturity It’s not news that students at both public and private four-year colleges are taking longer than ever to graduate from college. In fact, according to the ACT, only about half of all students graduate from four-year colleges within five years. In addition, also according to the ACT, about one-quarter of students at four-year colleges drop out and don’t return to school. Part of the reason for this high drop-out rate is that students don’t arrive on campus ready for independent college life. A PG year allows students to develop maturity by living on their own in a structured environment. While students at boarding schools must advocate for themselves and take responsibility for their work without their parents’ constant guidance, they have advisors and teachers who help them structure their time and who help them when needed. Better chances for college acceptance. While parents are often afraid that students who defer going to college for a year are fated never to go, the colleges themselves prefer to accept students after a so-called â€Å"gap year.† Colleges find that students who travel or work before college are more committed and focused when they arrive on campus. While a PG year isn’t technically the same as a gap year, it can also help students have an additional year of experience, and it can help them be more attractive to colleges. Many private schools offer PG programs that allow students opportunities to play sports, travel, and even participate in internships, all of which can greatly increase a students chances of getting into the college of their choice. Better academic skills. Many students who go on to be great college students simply don’t come into their own until later in high school. The later developmental curve tends to be particularly true of boys. They simply need one more year to build their academic skills when their minds are better able to learn and improve. Students who have learning disabilities may derive particular benefit from a PG year, as they may need time to assimilate new skills and improve their ability to advocate for themselves before confronting the independent world of college. A PG year at a boarding school will allow these types of students the ability to advocate for themselves in the supportive world of a high school, in which there are deans and teachers looking out for them, before being expected to do most of this work completely on their own in college.   Ability to build one’s athletic profile. Some students take a PG year so that they can add luster to their athletic profile before applying to college. For example, they may attend a boarding school known for excellence in a particular sport before applying to college to play that sport. Some boarding schools not only have better teams, but they also tend to attract the attention of college sports scouts. The extra year of school and training can also help players improve their strength, agility, and overall mastery of the sport. Private schools offer qualified college counselors who can help with the college search, too.   Access to better college counseling. Students who take a PG year may also enjoy access to better college counseling, particularly if they take their gap year at a top boarding school. A student applying to college from these types of boarding schools will benefit from the school’s experience and long record of admissions to competitive colleges, and the resources at these schools may be better than what the student had at his or her previous high school. Article edited by  Stacy Jagodowski

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

`` How Junk Food Ends Obesity, By David H. Freedman

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Organizational Culture Essay Example For Students

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In addition, it has been a personal experience that in many organizations strong organizational culture can in fact be negative, and in fact actually damage the performance of their employees. The perception is due to the fact that in many organizations the culture can act as a barrier to the employee to gain status within the organization. This perception may have also had a lot to due with the nature of the position that was held at the company. This company seemed to fit the criteria and meet the description of a Fortress Culture. This may have been the result of the fact that it business was in the highly competitive field of financial services. The management was very preoccupied with figures such as sales, growth and earnings, and they treated the staff as a commodity that could easily be replaced. As a contract employee there was little in the way of job security and essential no possibility to be rewarded for good performance. The theory is inadequate because it does not recognize the fact that in many businesses today, firms no longer retain all of their staff on a full-time basis. It simply assumes that many of the individuals are full time staff members and at least have short-term job certainty. It fails to recognize the fact that by having many individuals that are working in organizations as part time or contract staff is not really given the opportunity, or they do not wish to become part of the organizational culture. Hence they elect not to interna lize the companys culture and in turn establish their own distinct sub-culture of individuals that share their own beliefs. Many of the fail points within the organization could be traced directly back to its socialization process. The socialization process is the process by which an organization brings new employees into its culture. The older members of the society transmit to younger members the social skills and knowledge needed to function effectively in the organization. This process of the organization develops the skills and competencies needed to perform the new job. Although the company seemed to be successful in the first two steps the remainder of the process seemed to be inconsistent with this theory. The company followed the traditional pattern of selecting potential candidates through the use of trained recruiters and a standardized procedure. These recruiters looked for a variety of specific traits in each candidate that they believed would make them suitable for t he position at the firm. Those individuals that did not meet these strict criteria were not considered for the position. The organization also had many similarities with the next step in which the successful candidates were placed in many challenging environments, or impossible situations to test their commitment to the position. The theory then suggests that at this point in the process those individuals who are not willing to accept the culture would be removed and all others allowed to proceed. Yet this does not seem to be adequate for two reasons. To begin with the theory does not account for the fact that in reality many individuals to not actual accept the norms and values but they simply give off the appearance that they do in an attempt to retain their position. Quite often individuals never really become part of the dominant culture yet merely they try to give that impression so that they are not dismissed. Secondly, it falls short in the case of many individuals that have been hired as a contract employee. Not having the certainty and job security of a full time staff member makes individuals less open towards the organizations norms and values. By not having the confidence in their future at the firm individuals are likely to be very reluctant to make the effort and try to become part of the team, and eventually the firms culture. Sexual Harassment Essay The company would have been much more successful if the manager were to try and promote the culture in a more positive way. This could be achieved by trying to establish a sense of pride and enthusiasm in the firm rather that requiring each individual to strictly adhere to a narrow and rigid behavior. In doing so the firm would more likely have a much more devote staff since they feel more comfortable about their position in the firm and the future. The staff would be encouraged by the fact that they feel part of the team and hence they would be more proactive, productive and add value to the company. The theory seems to adequately explain how the organization failed to achieve their goal through the example of sharedness and intensity. Sharedness refers to the degree to which the organizational members have the same core values. The intensity is the level of commitment that the members of the organization make to the core values. Two major factors, orientation and rewards affect the degree of sharedness. In order for people to share the same cultural values they must know what these values are. This can be directly linked to their orientation and training programs. However, it is also significantly affected by rewards. When organizations offer promotions, raises, recognition, to those who adhere to the core values, it helps other individuals within the organization understand what the values are. The degree of intensity can also be connected to the reward structure. When individuals realize that they will be rewarded for doing things the Corporate Way their desire to do so increases dramatically. Therefor, as the theory suggests if individuals, like contract staff or part-timers, did not feel part of the reward structure, because they did not receive the perks of the position or equal pay. In addition, these members of the organization did not also receive any non-financial rewards either.

Romeo and Juliet Diary Entries Essay Essay Example For Students

Romeo and Juliet Diary Entries Essay Essay My time has come, I knew it would come soon, I am soon to be married. I dont know what to do or what to think. When I was told the news my life flashed before my eyes, I saw myself in a loveless marriage, sitting at home in old clothes, slaving over a hot stove all day and looking after the children, what kind of a future is that? Getting married is an honour, because it shows you are wanted and the older you are the less likely you are to get married and your parents will have to look after you. I dont want to disappoint my parents, but I truly feel marriage, at this stage in my life, is not what I want. I am not ready to make such a commitment. The man I am meant to marry Im to meet at this party my father is throwing. I am supposed to like him, what happens if I dont? Even if I like him, I certainly dont want to marry him. My father, I think, will give me some say in the matter, after all it is my life and he is meant to love and respect me. My nanny is more like my mother, my mother and father werent around much when I was growing up and I feel a really strong bond between the nanny and I and she will support me whatever I choose, if I get to choose. This party is going to be the worst yet, Im not even bothered about what Im going to wear. Also I cant enjoy myself because I know soon I could be married, possibly to someone who is not right for me. Come to think of it I know nothing about this man, how is the marriage supposed to last anyway? HELP! I can hear my mother calling, got to go. Juliet Capulet Dear Diary, Romeo, Romeo, I am in love with Romeo, not with the man my dad picked, Paris. Romeo is my ideal man, he is fit and has a really nice personality. We just click, we can talk to each other with ease. I know it is true love, when I go near him my heart goes wild and a strange sensation comes over me and I cannot bear to be away from him, even if he is a Montague. Romeo and I met at my dads party and he took my breath away. I probably spent less than five minutes in Pariss company, I was too busy making eyes at Romeo. Glowing in the distance he was, he was wearing Levi jeans and an Armani shirt and he glided over to me and we started dancing, no words were spoken, it was as if we could read each others minds and we fell in love. The party turned out better than I expected, the food was delicious and the drink divine. The decorations were lovely and the place looked really welcoming. There was a wonderful atmosphere. There was a big turn out, all the family were there and friends of the family and so on. The music was upbeat and everyone was dancing the night away, including me, well actually not all of it! Romeo and I shared more than one kiss that night and from the time my lips touched his I committed an act of betrayal, because my family and his family have deep hatred for each other and have done for many years. I dont care, its my life and even though I love my family, I love Romeo as well and I cant imagine life without either of them. Maybe our marriage will bring the two families together. Just a few minutes ago Romeo and I had a deep, meaningful conversation. He loves me and like me doesnt care what our families feel for each other, its what is in our hearts that count for something. Romeo thinks Im an angel, that has blessed the earth with my presence and I think he is my knight in shining armour, come to whisk me away into eternal bliss. During our conversation my nanny called for me, her and my mother wanted to know my decision about Paris and I said, see what develops. That short chat made me realise that marriage is for me, if I met the right person and that is Romeo. I am willing to commit myself to Romeo and he is willing to commit himself to me, Till death us do part. Our families at first will probably go absolutely mental and there is bound to be more fighting between the two families, arguing within the families, sadness, anger and a sense of betrayal, but they will have to get over it, accept it and trust us. We are going to get married secretly and break the news once it has been cleared up that Im not going to be marrying Paris and everyone has settled down, Love can conquer all. Juliet Capulet Dear Diary, God, he is the one person you supposedly can turn to in times of misery, well I think even God has turned his back on me. My life is messed up and its like Im falling into a black hole and there is no way to end the pain and anguish I am suffering. Glorious fireworks is what I saw when I married Romeo, yes I went through with the marriage. The moment I married Romeo will be the most special memory I will ever possess. I am really, truly grateful to the vicar for risking everything to marry us. Devastating news came to me via my nanny, that same day and it broke my heart in two. My nanny was mucking about with me at first and I thought my husband was dead, my heart stopped, can you imagine your heart stopping? Its a horrible thought isnt it? Then I thought Tybalt and Romeo were both dead, and then I came to learn that Tybalt was dead and Romeo was his killer. Extreme feelings of sadness and anger quickly rushed to my brain, like a lion pouncing on its prey. I felt like I was betraying Tybalt by having these feelings for Romeo, but I was upset about Tybalt as well. In 'Romeo and Juliet' there is anger, grief, hatred, love, fear, despair, passion and violence EssayMy head is full of queries, what if it is poison and I dont wake up? What if I forget where I am? What if I freak out surrounded by dead bodies and Tybalt who is barely dead? What if. what if I I wake up to find Romeo and the vicar are not there. If I dont do it I will have to marry Paris and there will be another web of lies spun, this potion can save me from that. No I cant take it, what if things go wrong? I couldnt bear not being able to see Romeo ever again. Romeo, Romeo, I have do it for him, to give us some kind of future, what if Tybalt haunts him? My hand is moving the bottle towards my lips, I would just like to say Im sorry for all the trouble I have caused, but I have to what is necessary for me and my love, Romeo to be together. God bless you xxxxxxxxxx. Juliet Montage P.S Unfortunately this is not Juliet writing, it is the vicar and I know the real cause behind the disastrous deaths of Juliet and her one and only true love Romeo. It all started when I married Romeo and Juliet, all I wanted was to make them happy and I also thought maybe it would stop the families feuding. It was not that simple for Juliet because her father was determined that she was to marry Paris, he obviously didnt know she was already married. When Juliet came to me for help I just couldnt turn her down, her mom, dad and her nanny had disowned her and I couldnt do the same, desperation showed in every nook and cranny of her face, so I devised a plan. Juliet, as it explains in her diary, had to take a potion to make her appear dead, so she wouldnt have to go through with the arranged marriage to Paris. Queries were running through Juliets head and mine but I tried my hardest to reassure her as much as possible. I was responsible for getting a message to Romeo informing him of the events, however Romeo was not informed of the events because the man who was sending it wasnt allowed out the town, because of a fatal disease that was being spread across the country. Breathless I arrived at the tomb, I had to get there quickly because of Juliet, and I stumbled across Paris and what I saw was Paris with an open wound in his side, lying in a puddle of blood, dead and I was deeply shocked and when I went in what was there was 100 times worse. Romeo was lying there clutching a bottle in his hand, dead and my heart skipped a beat. Looking across at Juliet I thought you poor soul. Peaceful and sweet Juliet looked lying there, to think when she wakes up her whole world will be turned upside down. Juliet starting stirring and she woke up light-headed. Feeling extremely anxious I rushed over and was trying to get her out of the tomb, for her own good, but Juliet was just sitting there asking for Romeo and every time she did my deepest sympathy went out to Juliet. Managing to get Juliet up I was pulling her gently to urge her out and she was responding slowly and then she saw it, Romeo lying dead and she went into a traumatised and confused state. Hearing voices I went into panic mode and I wanted Juliet to come, I suggested she could live in a convent, what was I thinking? I ran, ran for my life and left Juliet behind. How could a leave a thirteen-year-old girl in such a place? How could I leave her surrounded by dead bodies? That would be distressing for anybody, let alone a young girl, it brings me to tears. Selfishness that what it was, I was trying to save my own skin and I hate myself for it. It is all my fault, maybe if I hadnt of married Romeo and Juliet, maybe if I didnt give Juliet that potion, maybe if I didnt encourage them, maybe if I just told the truth, maybe, maybe, maybe, if only I thought of all this before and maybe they wouldnt be dead. I deserve whatever is thrown at me. I have been false-hearted and deceitful and my soul will never be the same again. Im not worthy of Gods forgiveness. Im a murderer, I left a thirteen-year-old girl to kill herself, for my own inexcusable, selfish reasons. Im a vicar, someone you can trust, someone you can go to in your hour of need, well Romeo and Juliet done that and I messed up their lives, they are dead, dead, I cant get over it. Statues are being put up to honour the lives of the young lady and the young man, who fell in love despite their families hatred for each other and died showing their love for each other. Also the Capulets and the Montagues have made peace, the deaths of their precious Romeo and Juliet has reunited them. Their memory will live on forever RIP.