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D.O. or Do Not: The Osteopathic Physician's Journey for Premed & Medical Students
57 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Episode 58: Dr. Tania Jenkins Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill, Author of "Doctors' Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession"
Dr. Jenkins is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her interest is medical sociology and she recently published a book describing her post doctoral work entitled, "Doctors' Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession." She evaluates the differences between US MD and "Non-US MD" physicians regarding opportunities in medicine and medical specialties. In our interview she will discuss the book and specific observations she made during her research in regards to the "osteopathic journey."
27 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Episode 57: Dr. Perry Marshall D.O. Emergency Medicine Physician & Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Perry Marshall D.O. is an emergency medicine physician. He completed medical school, his internship, and his residency all at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a member of the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the Navy, Dr. Marshall served a three-year tour in Hawaii as a general medical officer in between his intern year and residency. He is now a professor and Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education at his alma mater, CCOM. Today, he will share with you his passion for teaching and mentoring future physicians. We hope you enjoy this episode.
31 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Episode 56: Dr. Andrew Little D.O. Associate Residency Director at AdventHealth East Orlando Emergency Medicine Residency
Emergency Medicine Physician at AdventHealth East Orlando Hospital, Dr. Andrew Little D.O. joins host Amir Khiabani OMS-IV in an episode of D.O. Or Do Not. Dr. Little serves as the Associate Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at AdventHealth East Orlando. In addition to his role as Associate Program Director, Dr. Little is the Co-Founder and Host of EM Over Easy, the official podcast of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP). Recently, Dr. Little was nominated and selected for the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association’s (EMRA) 45 under 45 award!On today’s episode, Dr. Little speaks on his childhood in rural Montana and his experiences with Osteopathic Medicine and why he chose his path. He speaks on his experiences throughout his premedical years, his time at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as a medical student as well as his time as a medical resident in Ohio. Reflecting through his path, Dr. Little provides guidance to students of all tiers and advice through the application process. In this episode, Dr. Little also provides a glimpse into what he, as an Emergency Residency Associate Program Director, looks for during the residency interview trail!The team here from D.O. Or Do Not Podcast hope you enjoy this episode!
55 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Episode 55: Dr. Aimee Stotz D.O. Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Dr. Aimee Stotz is Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Prior to attending Osteopathic Medical School, she worked as a physical therapist and discovered her passion for cranial sacral therapy. Drawn to Osteopathic Medicine, she decided to pursue a career as a DO at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Stotz completed an internship with the Chicago Osteapathic Health Systems at Rush Medical School, a residency in anesthesiology from Northwestern University, and a fellowship in pain management at Loyola University. She has worked as a staff and attending anesthesiologist in a variety of different settings and currently performs anesthesia during gastrointestinal procedures. Additionally, Dr. Stotz serves as a clinical professor at both an allopathic and osteopathic medicine college. Dr. Stotz is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois State Osteopathic Society and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. She gives back to the Osteopathic Community by teaching and supervising Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine students at the free Old Irving Park Community Clinic.
49 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Episode 54: Dr. Lawrence Sands D.O Preventative Medicine Doctor & Co-Chair Family Medicine at AZCOM
Dr. Lawrence Sands has spent over 25 years working as a public health physician. He has led a variety of local and state level teams in community health services, biodefense preparedness, and epidemiology. Dr. Sands was introduced to medicine by working in his father’s primary care practice in Michigan before going on to earn a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He then received his D.O. degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, became board certified in General Preventative Medicine and Public Health, and then earned a fellowship in clinical administration. Dr. Sands is currently the vice-chair of the Department of Osteopathic Family and Community Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Professor in Public Health at Midwestern University. He has held various board positions in the past, including president of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and Adelante Healthcare board chair. We hope you enjoy his story of becoming an Osteopathic medical practitioner with a focus on health policy, prevention education, population health management, addressing the social determinants of health, and promoting health equity.
35 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 53: Dr. Thomas Boyle D.O. Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
An Emergency Medicine physician by training, today’s guest, Dr. Thomas Boyle, DO, FACOEP, FACEP, currently serves as the Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Boyle began his career at Midwestern University in 1992. From 2001 to 2008, he served as the Student Education Coordinator and Chair of Emergency Medicine. Following these positions, Dr. Boyle had the opportunity to serve as the Associate Dean of Clinical Services for CCOM, the Dean of Postdoctoral Education, and even served as the interim CCOM Dean for one year while the current Dean, Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, took a leave of absence from the position to serve as the President of the American Osteopathic Association. Prior to his roles in academic medicine and medical education, Dr. Boyle earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Following graduation, he completed his intern year and went on to serve as a General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force before returning to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine at CCOM. In addition to his medical degree, in 2019, Dr. Boyle also completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business. In fact, it is Dr. Boyle’s interest in teaching that lead him to pursue a career in academic medicine. Tune in to hear about Dr. Boyle’s pathway to becoming Dean of CCOM and learn more about the Osteopathic Medicine program at CCOM - including what makes a good applicant for the program, elaboration on the program’s strengths, and plans to improve the curriculum for future classes of osteopathic graduates.
37 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 52: Jann Gael OMS-IV at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
Jann Gael, OMS-IV is a medical school student at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest. Born in Amarillo, TX, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before spending several years working at the university as an embryology research assistant. During his time in research, Gael invested his efforts towards fully characterizing fundamental physiological processes necessary for proper human development in the hopes of elucidating mechanisms that could be used to create treatments for congenital disease. Currently, in his role as a medical student, Gael believes that diligence, integrity, and a love of learning will allow him to best serve and support his future patients and peers. Focusing on the flexibility needed to view problems from different perspectives, he holds these values as essential in creating a robust and reliable foundation for treatment plans that can best address a patient’s needs. Medicine offers the perfect venue in which deductive reasoning and a natural curiosity can be used to affect and improve the lives of others more directly. Passionate about the field of Pathology, Gael was drawn to the challenge of finding connections between vast amounts of information, the openness to collaboration needed to address a problem from multiple angles, and the critical thinking skills required to be successful in these endeavors. Alongside his love of science, Gael indulges in his passion for fine arts. Music has always played an instrumental part in Gael’s life, even more so now in the face of COVID. In his spare time, he enjoys performing lullabies on the piano, singing (poorly but enthusiastically) to songs from the last musical he’s seen, or listening to music livestreams as he sketches and writes on his weekend evenings.Tune in to learn more about Gael’s path to Osteopathic medicine, passion for working with others, and his experiences navigating life and medicine as a transgender medical student.
43 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode 51: Melanie Jessen D.O. Family Medicine Residency Director
On this edition of DO or Do Not, we interview Dr. Melanie Jessen. Dr. Jessen is the Family Practice Residency Director at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Il. Dr. Jensen serves as the second year Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Course Director at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and subsequently attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed her internship, a neurology residency and family practice residency. Dr. Jessen has served as president of the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society and was a delegate for the American Osteopathic Association.I hope you enjoy her journey starting as a teacher of dance and music and ultimately pivoting direction to attend medical school and become an Osteopathic Physician. Hosted by Tiffany CarlsonEdited by Thomas Jasionwski
44 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 50: Justin Boge D.O. Anesthesiologist
We welcome Dr. Justin Boge. Dr. Boge did a residency in anesthesiology at UW Madison and subsequently a fellowship in pain medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He is an Air Force Veteran who is currently on staff at Gunderson in Lacrosse Wisconsin. While working part time in his pain management practice, he is simultaneously furthering his education with a Master of Health Administration through Cornell University.In this interview Dr. Boge will tell us how he chose osteopathic medicine and why he decided to pursue extra time as a teaching assist in osteopathic manipulation while in medical school at Des Moines. He will talk about his experiences during his time serving in Iraq and how he chose anesthesia/pain management as a specialty. I hope you enjoy his story and journey in being and becoming an Osteopathic Physician. Thanks for listening!Hosted by Tiffany CarlsonEdited by Nicholas Buskill
35 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 49: Georgeanne Freeman D.O., M.P.H. Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Georgeanne Freeman is a Family Medicine physician. She graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She then went on to complete her intern year at East Tennessee State University followed by a family medicine residency at the University of Washington. Currently, Dr. Freeman owns her own full spectrum family medicine practice called Downtown Doctor in Austin, Texas. She is also the founder of HippoHydrate, providing rehydration treatments for a variety of ailments.Hosted by Madli Vahtra Edited by Thomas Jasionwski
45 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 48: Tonni Bacoat-Jones D.O. Pain Management and Obstetrical Anesthesiologist
On this Episode of D.O. Or Do Not, Dr. Tonni Bacoat Jones shares her story with us. Dr. Jones graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended Medical school at Des Moines University and completed a traditional osteopathic rotating internship in Brooklyn New York. Dr Jones completed a residency in anesthesiology and subsequently a pain management fellowship at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Ultimately, she went on to work and teach at Nova-Southestern University on the Clearwater campus, where she is currently the post baccalaureate gross anatomy course director and assistant course director for first year medical students. Dr. Bacoat holds a Master of Public Health which she obtained through the George Washington University.In this interview, Dr. Jones will tell us about her journey as a non traditional medical student who raised her five year old daughter during her studies at Des Moines. She describes how an early family mentor led her to choosing Osteopathic Medicine and she will give students her study strategies to be successful in medical school . We hope you enjoy listening to Dr. Bacoat’s journey. Hosted by Tiffany CarlsonEdited by Nicholas Buskill
26 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 47: Tuvia Marciano D.O. Pediatric Gastroenterologist
On today’s episode, we have Dr. Tuvia Marciano. Dr. Marciano is a pediatric gastroenterologist at NYU Langone on Long Island. He graduated from the New York institute of Technology in 2000 and completed his residency at Downstate medical center before moving on to finish his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship in 2007 at the prestigious Montefiore medical center. Dr. Marciano has won several awards for his excellent care and is featured in multiple regional guides including Newsday and New York Magazine. We hope you enjoy this episode. Edited by Thomas Jasionwski
46 minutes | May 11, 2021
Episode 46: Ariel Nassim D.O. Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Ariel Nassim is a sports medicine physician at Nassim Medical in New York. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel. He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition to his regular practice, Dr. Nassim has worked with several professional athletes at various sports events, including the US Open and Pan American Games. He is even scheduled to be on Team USA’s medical staff at the upcoming 2021 Olympics.Hosted by Madli Vahtra Edited by Thomas Jasionwski
96 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 45: Jim McKenzie D.O. Psychiatrist
Today we will be speaking with Dr. Jim MacKenzie, a child psychiatrist in Chicago. Dr. MacKenzie graduated from the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Loyola University followed by a fellowship in child psychiatry at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. He then went on to practice academic medicine, but recently transitioned much of his time to focus on political advocacy. He is currently working to expand the scope of practice of family medicine physicians to include psychiatric care. As you will soon see, Dr. MacKenzie demonstrates how intelligent and thoughtful psychiatrists can be. If you haven’t considered a career in psychiatry, after listening to his interview about topics ranging from autism to how a pizza party changed his life, I know you will be inspired to reconsider.Hosted by Madli Vahtra Edited by Celine Tran
60 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 44: Edith Waskel OMS-IV. and Edward Ng OMS-IV SOMA & COSGP
For our 4th and final Osteopathic Medicine Month episode, we had the pleasure to host Student Doctor Edith Waskel, OMS-IV, and Student Doctor Edward Ng, OMS-IV, MS. Edie and Ed are current fourth year osteopathic medical students and soon-to-be graduates of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WU-COMP) in Pomona, California. Successfully beating the odds and couples matching to the University of Illinois-Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency program, they will begin their physician journey as emergency medicine interns this July. Connected to the mind, body, spirit approach of osteopathic medicine, a career as an osteopathic physician was a natural choice for Edie. As she entered medical school, she quickly recognized her passion for healthcare policy and osteopathic political advocacy and entered into leadership roles within the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) – currently serving as the student representative on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees. In this position, Edie has worked alongside Kevin Klauer, D.O., EJD, current CEO of the AOA, to help eliminate any remaining osteopathic medical student discrimination students may have encountered when applying to away rotations and residencies – a huge success for the osteopathic profession. Additionally, enthusiastic about social medicine, she has also served as the National SOMA Community Outreach Director and on the SOMA Resolutions Committee to help amplify the osteopathic medical student voice. Also aligning with his healthcare philosophy, Ed chose to pursue a career as an osteopathic physician over the allopathic route – with a bonus that WU-COMP was close to home. As a first generation American and college student, Ed’s connection to medicine grew from his humble roots and desire to serve others. Like Edie, Ed chose to pursue medical school leadership positions focused on healthcare policy and osteopathic political advocacy. As a medical student, Ed served on the American Association of Osteopathic Medicine’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents – overseeing the Mental Health Awareness Task Force. In this position, he helped to organize the Osteopathic Medical Student Day of Wellness dedicated to bringing recognition to the mental health challenges medical students face and stopping the stigma associated with mental health. Similarly to Edie, he also worked to pass osteopathic medical policy, to help further and better the profession, as an alternate voting delegate at the 2019 American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates. As they enter into the next stage of their osteopathic medical career, Edie and Ed are excited for their future together as emergency medicine residents in Chicago, IL – and hopefully, with a puppy. Tune in to learn more about their experience with the NRMP couple’s match, healthcare policy and osteopathic political advocacy, and their advice for students pursuing a career in osteopathic medicine. Edited by Nicholas Buskill
65 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 43: Tyree Winters D.O. Pediatrician & Associate Program Director
For our 3rd Osteopathic Medicine Month episode, we had the honor to host pediatrician Dr. Tyree Winters, DO, FACOP, FAAP. Dr. Winters is both the Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director and the 3rd year medical student Pediatric Clerkship Director at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.,Dr. Winters is committed to community pediatrics and child advocacy, and maintains a special interest in helping youth combat obesity. To that end, he created a dance exercise program called, “Hip Hop with a Doc” for kids and adopted the moniker, Dr. Tye.Tune in to learn more about Dr. Winter’s path to pediatrics, passion for osteopathic medicine, and advice to students intent on pursuing a career as an osteopathic pediatrician.Edited by Nicholas Buskill
45 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 42: Gerard Baltazar D.O. Critical Care Surgeon
On today’s episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gerard Baltazar, who, I will be working with in the future at my residency. Dr. Baltazar is a trauma and intensive care surgeon at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Baltazar obtained his undergraduate degree in biology and fine arts from Georgetown University and his D.O. degree from Touro University in 2007.He completed his general surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and finished a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, NJ. He has received several regional, state and national awards for scientific research, writing and community service. His research interests include traumatic brain injury, international medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment for surgical patients. He has volunteered for surgical missions on three continents and was the recipient of the 2015 Oriens Award from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Before joining NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Dr. Baltazar was the Director of Surgical Critical Care at a safety-net hospital in the Bronx.
36 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 41: Jason Haxton M.A., DO (h.c.) Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
Welcome to the first episode in our series highlighting physicians for Osteopathic Awareness Month. T oday we interview Jason Haxton, who has been awarded an "honorary D.O." because of his role as the director of the museum of osteopathic medicine in Kirksville, MO. for the past 20 years. Today he will share with us some of the fascinating history of osteopathy.The collections of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine include more than 80,000 objects, photographs, documents, and books dating from the early 1800s to the present (focused mainly on 1870–1940). The core of the collection consists of artifacts from the founder of osteopathy, A. T. Still's professional and private life, most of them donated by Dr. Still's daughter and members of her family.Since the founding of the Museum in 1934, other family members, DOs, and Museum supporters have donated many additional artifacts that reflect the ongoing history of the osteopathic profession. The research collections of the International Center for Osteopathic History (ICOH) also include many former holdings of the A.T. Still Memorial Library, for which the Museum assumed responsibility in 1997. Of note, when we interviewed Dr. Darnita Anderson Hill last month, author of Blacks in Osteopathic Medicine, An idea whos time has comes, she found the resources of the museum invaluable to her writings. We hope you enjoy this episode.
10 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 40: National Doctor's Day Advice Compilation
Today, we have a special episode for you in celebration of National Doctor’s Day. For the past 14 months, we have been interviewing osteopathic physicians about their career journeys and experiences. We like to ask them about the best advice they have for students entering the field of medicine. Today, we have compiled for you some of the most valuable advice we have heard from our guests to help motivate you through YOUR journey in medicine. We hope you enjoy.Created and Edited by Madli Vahtra
42 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 39: Tara Gaston D.O. Orthopedic Resident
Welcome to our 39th episode and our third installment in the resident physician series. Today we have Dr. Tara Gaston. Dr. Gaston is a 5th year orthopedic resident at Rowan University and Jefferson-Kennedy Hospital. Prior to receiving her DO degree at Rowan University, she obtained her Masters in physiology and biophysics and a bachelors at Gettysburg college. She is married to a previous guest we have had on this podcast, Dr. Ryan Moncman, a neurosurgery resident. In this episode, Dr. Gaston talks about what made her choose orthopedic surgery, and her journey into the challenges to women in what is historically perceived as a male dominated field. We hope you enjoy this episode and our others dedicated to women’s history month.This episode was hosted by Daniella Rodriguez OMS III at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic MedicineEdited by Thomas Jasionowski
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