On Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Central Time, we offer weekly programs that address the issues of decisions, the applications process, and real-life stories of practicing physicians who serve those in need of care.
These sessions are recorded and available on our YouTube (Pre-Health Virtual Shadowing).
Assessments are open until the following Tuesday at 6:59 PM CST! We encourage you to take the exams to document your participation in the Sessions!
In this session, Dr. Gutierrez will take us into the world of being a psychiatrist and how she works with her patients. We will discuss the steps to become a psychiatrist, and hopefully inspire you to seek a career in psychiatry!
Dr. Gutierrez is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is affiliated with the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, TX. She specializes in Neurology and Psychiatry.
YouTube live link to our 21st Session:
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Join us for an insightful session with Dr. Trousdale as he shares his experience in becoming and now working as an anesthesiologist and pain management provider for his community.
Dr. Trousdale is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern. He now practices in Plano and serves his community through his commitment to excellence in his specialty.
YouTube live link to our 20th Session:
In this session, Dr. Fowler will share heartfelt stories that have made a deep impression on his 47-year long career. He will also share his thoughts on how you can be not only a provider but also a caring human being when providing care in the broad range of the human condition.
YouTube live link to our Nineteenth Session:
This Session, our eighteenth, will give students the opportunity to learn about the life and career of an Emergency Physician while overseas in India!
Dr. Christo Philip is going to take you on an emotional journey through his personal experience working at a missionary hospital in eastern India. Being an American physician of Indian descent, Dr. Philip spent many years in India practicing Emergency Medicine. While overseas, he humbly practiced medicine while serving some of the most vulnerable people in India.
During this session, Dr. Philip will share his nine learning lessons he has gathered from his experience treating severe health conditions uncommon in the United States, all while managing his work-life balance and demonstrating his faith.
YouTube live link to our Eighteenth Session:
This Session, our seventeenth, will share the experience of an immigrant with big dreams that get fulfilled through a lifetime of dedication, sacrifice, and a lot of people cheering him along the way.
Our meeting will focus on the background of Dr. Salazar, who will then share with us his innovative ideas for education and patient care.
Please tune in for a special announcement during Dr. Salazar's scheduled session.
YouTube live link to our Seventeenth Session:
This Session, our sixteenth, will give students the opportunity to learn about the life and career of a Family Medicine physician.
Our guest, Dr. Jeff Luna, is a deeply committed individual who returned to the rural environment of Livingston, Texas to become broadly involved in the breadth of the lives of his patients. He manages a Family Medicine office, provides coverage for the intensive care unit at his hospital, is a physician for a local nursing home, and gives care for patients receiving end-of-life hospice care.
Dr. Luna exemplifies a life of service and commitment to his community, and he is a role model for the student searching for a career in Medicine.
YouTube live link to our Sixteenth Session:
This Session, our fifteenth, will be an exploration of the things that you have to think about, as a pre-health student applying to school for your training.
Our guest is Ms. Jessica Priddy Bullock, Director of Pre-Professional Academic Support Services at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She will offer important insight as to how you prepare for your future in medical training, with critical advice to those seeking a career in Medicine.
YouTube link to our Fifteenth Session:
This Session, our fourteenth, will cover the scope of disaster preparedness for all types of disasters that affect the country.
Our guest, Dr. Jeff Beeson, has played a critical role in Emergency Medical Services Medicine and Disaster Preparedness. A "non-traditional student", his story is one of someone who has grown his career from the EMT level to a national presence at the forefront of emergency and disaster health.
YouTube link to our Fourteenth Session:
This Session, our thirteenth, discussed the critical issues of physicians and their finances.
Our guest, Dr. Angela Gardner, Past-President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, presented important considerations regarding the finances of physicians and important considerations to think about before entering medical school or physician assistant school.
YouTube link to our Thirteenth Session:
This Session, our twelfth, will present the life and practice of a trauma surgeon in a major academic center.
Our guest, Dr. Brian Williams, is one of the leading trauma surgeons in the nation. He will present his background and some of the astonishing events of his remarkable career.
YouTube link to our Twelfth Session:
This Session, our eleventh, covers the career of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician.
Our guest, Dr. Pam Okada, discusses the choices that led her to become a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Pediatric Emergency Department Medical Director. Join us for this warm engaging story about those patients who are NOT "just little adults"!
YouTube link to our Eleventh Session:
This Session, our tenth, will discuss the impact of diversity and inclusion on a career in Medicine.
Our guest, Dr. Ava Pierce, has served as Program Director for the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine.
YouTube link to our Tenth Session:
This Session, our ninth, will present the history of the development of the "Physician Assistant" and the path to pursuing this path to a career in Medicine, including the financial impact on individuals seeking this opportunity.
Krystal Lopez, PA-C and Tu Forkner, PA-C will discuss their backgrounds and their practices as Physician Assistants.
YouTube link to our Ninth Session:
This Session, our eighth, will present the future of the understanding of four dimensional anatomy and physiology in the evaluation and management of patients.
Dr. Jones will discuss her career as an emergency physician and ultrasonographer, stressing the importance of a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology especially by way of bedside imaging.
YouTube link to our Eighth Session:
The Seventh Session presented the experience of medical students as they enter their clerkships in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Kulstad discussed her career as an academic emergency physician and her work in overseeing the medical student clerkships in an academic setting.
YouTube link to our Seventh Session:
This Session presented the role of the physician in the Tactical Medicine environment in the out-of-hospital phase.
Dr. Morshedi, an Emergency Medicine and Tactical Medicine physician, described the path that led him to this work and what his activities entail.
YouTube link to our Sixth Session:
This Session presents a current analysis of the new pandemic, COVID-19, including what we know about this disease and its effects on Medicine.
This Session is important to the incoming medical practitioner for many reasons:
- Is there hope for a treatment?
- Is there hope for a vaccine?
- How could it affect you and your family?
- Is there a chance you might get hurt?
YouTube link to our Fifth Session:
Reading Assignments for the Fifth Session:
This Session presents one of our emergency medicine colleagues who discusses life in this fast-moving specialty.
We'll discuss some of the personal side of Medicine: How to choose your career in Medicine; having a family and the stresses that a medical career places on your personal life; and, what if I decide that I would like to do something else?
YouTube link to our Fourth Session:
This Session introduces the basic elements of physical assessment: The history, physical examination, test ordering, the forming of a differential diagnosis, the initiation of treatment, and the arrangement for patient followup after care.
YouTube link to our Third Session:
This Session addresses the essential elements of application to a career in Medicine. Comments include application to MD, DO, and PA Schools!
YouTube link to our Second Session:
This Session presents the basic reasons why you might want to have a career in medicine, with introduction to the patient evaluation process
YouTube Link to the First Session: