Residents in a Room by American Society of Anesthesiologists

Residents in a Room by American Society of Anesthesiologists

Residents in a Room is the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ podcast series for residents, by residents, featuring anesthesiologists-in-training from across the country putting it all out there, discussing their hopes, fears and expectations for residency and beyond.


November 6, 2023 37 mins

Hosted by Dr. Jake Gamboa, this episode features Dr. Alex Macario, Secretary of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), in conversation with residents, Kelsey Repine and Jordan Francke, and fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Cannon. Listen in as Dr. Macario shares his thoughts on lifelong learning, MOCA, ABA resources, and more. Recorded October 2023.

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This sponsor-hosted episode features anesthesiologists from US Anesthesia Partners, Dr. Doug Morgan and Dr. Camellia Baldridge, discussing interview questions residents might ask to better understand the health and structure of potential employers. Use these tips to gain a clearer picture of a practice’s relationships with hospitals, internal process, support for physicians, and more. Recorded September...

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October 2, 2023 29 mins

Dr. Beth Hall and resident guests Drs. Nikhil Nadler, Sean Powers, and Shyam Desai return to discuss life as an attending in a private practice setting. Dr. Smitha Arekapudi, their guest, shares her experiences along with interview tips and thoughts on workplace culture, leadership paths, production pressures, and more. Recorded August, 2023.

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September 4, 2023 27 mins

Dr. Beth Hall and fellow residents—Drs. Nikhil Nadler, Sean Powers, and Shyam Desai—ask Dr. Jihye Ha about life as an attending in an academic practice setting. Listen in as they discuss changes to expect when transitioning out of residency into academic practice and how to best prepare. Recorded August, 2023.

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August 7, 2023 38 mins

Dr. Edward Mariano speaks with residents, Drs. Varina Clark, Hannah Rasmussen, Natalie Koons, and Justin Yuan, about creating and managing a strong CV. Hear his advice on what to include and what to leave off, the value of personal branding, tips for integrating multimedia content, and more. Recorded July 2023.

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July 3, 2023 35 mins

Resident guests Drs. Mohammed Hakim, Olivia Marie Sonderman, and Leilani Sampang continue their conversation with Nick Davies, ASA’s medical student component president. Turning their attention to allyship, guests discuss the challenges, tactics, and responsibilities of standing up for patients and coworkers. Recorded March 2023.

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June 5, 2023 30 mins

Nick Davies, ASA’s medical student component president, hosts resident guests Drs. Mohammed Hakim, Olivia Marie Sonderman, and Leilani Sampang for a fast-paced discussion about advocacy. Listen in as guests consider the many ways to advocate for the specialty of anesthesiology, the society, and patients. Recorded March 2023.

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May 1, 2023 38 mins

Dr. Akshay Shanker and fellow residents, Drs. Amal Javaid and Vanessa Hernandez, question Drs. Elizabeth Duggan and Coridalia Wald about the “wicked problem” of wellness. Join the conversation as they discuss what wellness is and isn’t; how residents can advocate for themselves; steps residents, health care workers, and organizations can take to advance wellness; and where to turn for help when needed. ...

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April 3, 2023 43 mins

In this special episode of Residents in a Room, we go behind the scenes to follow three medical students—Natalie Koons, Iman Soliman, and Savannah Whitfield—as they interview with residency programs, grapple with how to rank programs, and finally celebrate with family and friends as they learn where they’ll spend their residencies. Recorded December 2022-March 2023.

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March 6, 2023 15 mins

Ms. Cindy Roehr, founder and CEO of Roehr Consulting, fields questions about practice management finances from residents Matthew Hidalgo, Anjan Saha, Christian Tilley, and Jack Bulat. Listen in as residents ask her about billing requirements, the differences between being an employee and a contractor, partner versus non-partner tracks, contracting gigs, assessing potential employees, and more. Recorded January 2023.

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February 6, 2023 29 mins

Residents Anna Eid, Kimberly Aut, and Christy Henderson interview Drs. Muhammad Farooq Anwar, who did a fellowship, and Brittany Reardon, who did not, about the pros and cons of fellowship. Listen in as they discuss their personal paths, reflect on what they’ve learned, and share their best advice. Recorded January 2023.

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January 2, 2023 34 mins

Dr. Eric Reilly returns with fellow residents Drs. Erica Bolz, Sheridan Markatos, and Jessica Zhang to discuss patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. The residents share patient safety and near miss experiences, consider what is and isn’t working in hospitals and medical schools, and discuss how their clinical practices have been impacted by QI initiatives. Recorded July 2022.

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December 5, 2022 35 mins

Join Dr. Eric Reilly as he discusses clinical decision making with fellow residents, Drs. John Yousef, Sheridan Markatos, and Erica Bolz. From clinical and communications practices worth emulating to coping with bad days in the OR, residents share their discoveries, worries, and advice. Recorded July 2022.

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November 14, 2022 32 mins

Recorded as ASA’s annual meeting, Dr. Adam Milam discusses journals and journal clubs with residents Drs. Aaron Brussels, Emily Griffin, Andrea Rivero, and Jennifer Lee along with fellow attending, Dr. John Patton. Guests share thoughts on how to make the most of journal clubs, the value of social media, various paths to publication, and more. Recorded October 2022.

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Recorded in front of a live audience at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022 in New Orleans, Dr. Jed Wolpaw, host of the popular ACCRAC podcast, interviews Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, president elect of the American Medical Association. Listen in as this high-energy conversation explores Dr. Ehrenfeld’s career path, challenges the specialty faces, the possibilities of AI, transgender care, and more. Recorded October 2022.

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October 3, 2022 28 mins

In this special sponsor-hosted episode, Dr. Mark Hylton—now in his second year as an attending—interviews his more senior NAPA colleagues, Drs. Caroline Columbres and Ronald S. Bank, about their personal journeys in anesthesiology. The conversation explores tips for transitioning from residency to practice, pitfalls to avoid in your early career, advice on how—and when—to ask for help, and more. This episode is sponsored by North A...

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September 5, 2022 32 mins

Recorded at ASA’s recent board meeting in Chicago, Dr. Justin Yuan, outgoing president of the ASA Resident Component, discusses the ins and outs of specialty society involvement with the component’s incoming president, Dr. Eric Reilly, and Natalie Koons, president of the ASA Medical Student Component. The conversation touches on what they get out of the time they contribute; what they hope to achieve; a...

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August 1, 2022 44 mins

Dr. Randall Yale leads further discussion with fellow residents, Drs. Alex Dao, Allie Taylor, and Aakash Saxena, about how they plan to excel once they settle into their future careers. From how they’ll spend and manage money, to how they’ll handle the transition from supervisee to supervisor, to how they expect to grow their leadership skills. Recorded April 2022. 

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July 4, 2022 36 mins

Dr. Randall Yale speaks with Drs. Allie Taylor, Alex Dao, and Aakash Saxena about their future careers in anesthesiology. Hear what they worry about, what they look forward to, and what they’ve learned from peers and mentors about career paths in anesthesiology. Recorded April 2022.

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Recorded at ASA’s Legislative Conference, Dr. Katherine Mills leads a conversation with Drs. Lydiesther Martinez, Felipe Perez, Caroline Phillips, and Dev Vyas about the role of advocacy during residency and beyond. Listen in as they share the personal stories that animate their advocacy efforts, pass on tips for getting involved, consider the role of soft skills in advocacy and their careers, and more. Recorded May 2022.

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