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Episodes

  • Career Choices Under the Microscope: Research Medicine

    Sep 8, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Aimee Payne Dr. Aimee Payne is assistant director of the medical scientist training program at the University of Pennsylvania and the core director of the Penn Skin Disease Research Center, where she focuses on the autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus vulgaris, a potentially fatal disorder in which autoantibodies against desmosomal cell adhesion molecules cause blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. She takes host Tim Rush on a tour of her career path combining clinical dermatology and research medicine. They discuss the balance of clinical work and research, as well as the role of women in research.
  • Can Social Media Help Advance Your Career?

    Sep 1, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Michelle Mudge-Riley Are you in a twitter over how to use social media to further your career? Statistics show the medical community is not taking advantage of these tools as much as other professionals. How do social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter help in making professional connections or a facillitating a job search? Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley, career and business consultant, gives host Tim Rush an overview of the strengths and weakness of these tools, and best practices, such as what constitutes professional behavior online.
  • The Background on Background Checks for Future Health Care Employees

    Aug 25, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Robert Mather Why should employers run a background check on new hires? And why do small businesses in particular need to think about performing background checks? Robert Mather, CEO of Pre-Employ, of one of the largest background screening firms in the United States, running tens of thousands of background checks every day, joins host Tim Rush to discuss the advice they give to employers, and what they tell job seekers about performing a background check on themselves. Also, can you re-check your current employees?
  • Matching for Success: Is DISC Still the Best Tool?

    Aug 18, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Michelle Lee How do you best assess the match between you as an employer and a potential employee? What are the most challenging aspects of hiring a perfect fit for your place of employment? Michelle Lee, president and CEO of the Georgia-based staffing firm Medical Staffing Resources, joins host Tim Rush to review best practices and tools to use when hiring new talent.
  • Opportunities for Physicians Seeking Non-Clinical Jobs

    Aug 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Joseph Kim ReachMD commentator Dr. Joseph Kim, founder and editor of the blog Non-Clinical Jobs, joins host Tim Rush as a guest to discuss the landscape of career options for physicians. Why do MD's seek non-clinical jobs, and what opportunities can they expect to find?
  • The Entrepreneurial MD: Fostering Acts of Radical Creativity in Medicine

    Aug 4, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush In this edition of Your Career in Healthcare, host Tim Rush welcomes Philippa Kennealy, MD. Dr. Kennealy is President of The Entrepreneurial MD and works with physicians who are striving to become entrepreneurs and build their own successful businesses or thriving practices. She discusses how she assists in providing support, education and resources that are specifically attuned to their business goals. Download and listen today!
  • Practicing Medicine After Retirement

    Jul 28, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Host Tim Rush welcomes Dr. Ali Kavianian, who after retiring, decided to go back to practicing medicine. Dr. Kavianian founded a group called Pediatric Surgical Associates and later became Surgeon-in-Chief at a pediatric hospital in Southern California. He is now able to enjoy the benefits of retirement and work locum tenens assignments. Download and listen today!
  • Alternative Career Choices after Fellowship

    Jul 21, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush With so much competition it's getting harder and harder to get into top medical fellowships. So, what can younger doctors do to help themselves stand out from the pack?  Host Tim Rush is joined by Dr. Bassam Rimawi, currently completing a second fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Listen in to learn about Dr. Rimawi's unique path to medicine and his alternative career options as a fellow. Download and listen to the discussion!
  • A Balance of Practicing Medicine and Pursuing Your Passion

    Jul 14, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush In such a challenging and time-consuming profession, how can physicians find time to pursue other passions? Host Tim Rush welcomes Dr. Andrew Wilner, neurologist and award-winning author. His latest book, Bullets and Brains, draws on his own experiences as a neurologist to explain, in everyday terms, the dangers that can impact the brain. Dr. Wilner will discuss his career as both physician and author, including his medical missions in the Philippines. Download and listen in!
  • Locum Tenens: An Active Alternative to Early Retirement

    Jul 7, 2014 | 14 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Many doctors consider early retirement, but not at the cost of discontinuing the practice of medicine. In this interview, guest Dr. Leon Books describes how he found the best of both worlds through national and international locum tenens work. Tim Rush hosts.
  • Why I Left Medicine: A Young Doctor's Views on Burnout and Non-Clinical Transitions

    Jun 30, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Host Tim Rush welcomes Diane Shannon, MD, MPH, to discuss her decision to leave medicine and her perspectives on modern practice challenges such as the often times silent epidemic of burnout.  She has grown to help other physicians practice medicine in a way that is positively affirming both for themselves and by extension the patients they are privileged to serve. Dr. Shannon is a freelance writer who focuses on performance improvement in health care. She lives in Boston, MA.
  • Using Comedy to Save Health Care Careers: Laura Hayden's Journey

    Jun 23, 2014 | 18 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Host Tim Rush welcomes Dr. Laura Hayden, practicing physical therapist, touring comedian, and speaker. Laura's personal journey and research on the healing aspect of laughter led her to pursue her PhD in Physical Therapy from Boston University. The emphasis of her PhD was burnout and therapeutic laugher, examining ways to stay sane and positive when dealing with the stresses of clinical practice. In her ongoing work, she has found that laughter - as cliché as it may sound - truly is the best medicine for patients, their loved ones, and the medical professionals working the front lines.
  • Need to Grow Your Clinical Practice? Create an App for That!

    Jun 16, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush As a busy health professional doing what you love, you still need to think about how to grow your business. How do you balance the clinical and business-related demands? Host Tim Rush welcomes Michael Weber, MD, cardiologist and entreprenuer, who shares his story about developing a new medical app that has helped grow his business. Dr. Weber is a cardiac electrophysiologist on Long Island, New York and the developer of the DirectLineMD app.  For more information, you can visit www.directlinemd.com Download and listen to the conversation today!
  • Starting a Job Search: What Physicians Should Know

    Jun 9, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush How important is the resume/CV for a physician or other healthcare provider looking to make a job switch? What about the do's and don'ts for interviewing in this special population? And what are employers looking for in healthcare professionals of each practice level? Host Tim Rush welcomes Stephanie Rollheiser, Vice President of the locum tenens division at CompHealth, to discuss these and other important questions related to job searching. 
  • The Life and Times of an "Adventure Physician"

    Jun 2, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush From two branches of military medical service to rural reservations, island clinics, cowboy ranches, cruise ships, underwater residences and potentially even outer space, Dr. Thomas Anderson has practiced medicine in virtually all kinds of environments. Learn how the career trajectory of this "Adventure Physician" has taken place, and how it can inform your own practice options today.  
  • The Benefits of Patient Data Protection

    May 26, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Brad Douglas Host Tim Rush welcomes Brad Douglas, Vice President of Business Development for GMD/HIPAA Safeguard, a strategic protection and insurance solutions company. Mr. Douglas will discuss HIPPA Data Breech Protection and the benefits and great risks clinicians need to know to safeguard patient data. Join us in this educational and informational dialogue! Download today!
  • Career Trends for Hospitalists and Emergency Care Physicians

    May 19, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Shane Jackson Guest: Larry Kraska Managing the high demands of medicine and trying to keep a physician office profitable is no easy task. What about the demands of being on staff at a hospital system? Or, multiple clinics? So, how do you try to manage your practice/profession, do it well and be happy? Is that possible? Well, answering these questions and more is Larry Krazka, CEO of MESA Medical Group in Lexington, Kentucky. Larry will discuss the unique practice management structure that has been set up in his organization and the value it brings to his physicians, advanced health care professionals and ultimately our patients.
  • Imagining Healthcare's Future: The Emergence of TEDMED

    May 12, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Shane Jackson Guest: Jay Walker TEDMED is a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine. Once a year, the organization holds a "grand gathering" where leaders from all sectors of society come together for three and a half days. They explore the promise of technology and the potential of human achievement across all medical fields. Jay Walker, Curator of TEDMED, discusses unique aspects of this event from the perspective of a novel continuing medical education resource.
  • A Medical Entrepreneur: The Pearls & Pitfalls

    Apr 21, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Guest: Jeffrey M. McFarlane Host, Tim Rush, is joined by Jeffrey M. McFarlane, ARNP, who will be discussing how he became a medical entrepreneur. They review the need in the medical marketplace, how Jeffrey developed the idea and prototypes and finally, the pearls and pitfalls in becoming an inventor.  Jeffrey M. McFarlane is a Nurse Practitioner and  started his career in nursing at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida, graduating with an Associates degree in Nursing Sciences in 1997. After a few years of prototyping, design changes, and vibration research he developed an effective first generation prototype which he calls the V.I.A. (Vibration Induced Anal...
  • Why Do Physicians Choose Locum Tenens Work?

    Apr 7, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush Thousands of physicians contract with locum tenens companies every year to provide their medical expertise in a variety of settings, from rural solo practices to urban group practices to military bases to correctional facilities. As this unconventional method of clinical practice continues to expand, more physicians are feeling compelled to investigate its potential merits. Speaking on this subject is Dr. Winn Gregory, a general surgeon who works locum tenens assignments in affiliaion with Weatherby Healthcare. Dr. Gregory received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and served his general residency at the University of Iowa. He has more than 30 years...
  • Creative Ways to Replace Income Loss in Current Practice Environments

    Mar 31, 2014 | 15 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush As physicians' incomes diminish with reduced insurance reimbursement, physicians are faced with the problem of how to continue to offer high quality care without going broke. Some have turned to physician extenders and others have increased their patient loads to cover the increasing cost of running an office. There are lots of ways to "make money" and lots of reasons but staying within the ethics of practice is a bit tricky. Host Tim Rush welcomes Dr. Michael Greenberg, practicing dermatologist at the Illinois Dermatology Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. Greenberg will discuss how his practice incorporates a "win-win-win" strategy that helps his practice, his patients and l...
  • International Job Opportunities for US-Trained Physicians

    Mar 24, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Shane Jackson Guest: Stewart Roberts US-trained physicians are in demand worldwide. Where are the international career opportunities available to physicians from the United States? Find out where US physicians are in greatest demand, and what the steps are to moving your career abroad, as Stewart Roberts, international recruitment manager (North America) for the recruiting firm PULSE Healthcare Ltd., tells host Shane Jackson.
  • Volunteering for Medical Missions and Disaster Relief

    Mar 3, 2014 | 16 min
    Hosted by: Shane Jackson Guest: Heidi Cordi Volunteer medical professionals can be on the ground, where they're greatly needed, within 72 hours of a crisis or disaster. Dr. Heidi Cordi, medical director of NYC Medics in New York City, joins host Shane Jackson to discuss what you need to know to become among the professionals on the ground as a volunteer. They also talk about the skills requirements for becoming a volunteer and the specialists that are most in need.
  • Malpractice Insurance and Professional Liability

    Feb 24, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Shane Jackson Guest: William F. Galtney Nobody likes to think about liability insurance, but it's a topic that every medical professional needs to understand. Whether you're just starting your career in medicine, or are a seasoned professional, the topic of malpractice insurance can be confusing. Will Galtney, chairman of Galtney Enterprises, Cedar Equities, Oxford Insurance Services, and Gessner Holdings, LLC, joins host Shane Jackson to explain the continually changing medical malpractice landscape.
  • Alternative Career Choices after Fellowship

    Feb 17, 2014 | 17 min
    Hosted by: Tim Rush With so much competition it's getting harder and harder to get into top medical fellowships. So, what can younger doctors do to help themselves stand out from the pack?  Host Tim Rush is joined by Dr. Bassam Rimawi, currently completing a second fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Listen in to learn about Dr. Rimawi's unique path to medicine and his alternative career options as a fellow. Download and listen to the discussion!