Episode 40: Career Advancement
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. See details.
Episode 39: Career Planning
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. See details.
Episode 38: Talking Advocacy at Legislative Conference
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. See details.
Episode 37: Past to Present – Human Changes
Drs. Tinevez, Desai, Petravick, Dhargalkar, Grigoryan, and Aravagiri consider the various human changes the specialty has grappled with in recent decades. The growing diversity of patient and provider populations, the expanding role of anesthesiologists within health care systems, the evolving expectations of residents, and more are explored in this captivating episode. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Episode 36: Past to Present – Technological Changes
Dr. Dillon Tinevez discusses how technological changes have impacted the practice of anesthesiology with fellow residents Drs. Shyam Desai, Mike Petravick, Janhavi Dhargalkar, Artush Grigoryan and Kannan Aravagiri. From apps and wearable technology to learning curves and evolving skill sets, guests consider the many ways technology has shaped anesthesiologists’ practices, skills, and experiences. See details.
Episode 35: Ask the (Employment Contracts) Expert, part 2
Recorded at ADVANCE 2022, the conversation on employment contracts, and what residents should know, continues. Listen in as Drs. Nupur Dua, Ryker Saunders, Nathaniel Sugiyama, Eric Reilly, and Andres De Lima ask questions of guest Judy Semo, an attorney specializing in health care law, and the episode host, Dr. Molly Kraus. From the value of legal representation to the ins and outs of tail insurance coverage, residents quiz the experts about pitfalls and opportunities. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Episode 34: Ask the (Employment Contracts) Expert
Residents turn the tables in this episode, asking questions of host Dr. Molly Kraus and guest Judy Semo, an attorney specializing in health care law, as well as physician and practice representation. Recorded At ADVANCE 2022: The Anesthesiology Business Event, Drs. Nupur Dua, Ryker Saunders, Nathaniel Sugiyama, Eric Reilly and Andres De Lima quiz the experts about contract negotiations, non-compete clauses, visa considerations and other factors for how to land a great job. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Episode 33: Burnout
Dr. Elizabeth Malinzak gets real about burnout with Drs. Ryan Barrera, Michael Martinez, and Harrison Plunkett. Guests share their fears, pandemic experiences, and institutional practices as well as pass along the unexpected resources they rely on for self-care. Recorded October 2021.
Episode 32: Work-Life Balance
Dr. Elizabeth Malinzak hosts Drs. Michael Martinez, Ryan Barrera, and Harrison Plunket for a deep dive into the topic of work-life balance. Find out how they blend career and family, tactics, and resources that help them succeed, and why aiming for “harmony” over “balance” may be a more achievable goal. Recorded October 2021.
Episode 31: Personal Finances
Dr. Christopher Malgieri welcomes residents Drs. Andrew Winegarner and Jon Lucaj for an in-depth conversation about personal finances. From tips on how to manage student loan debt and craft a good investment strategy to thoughts on what they wish medical school taught them about business and how they’ll spend their first big check, this no holds barred episode packs an informative punch. Recorded October 2021.
Episode 30: Dr. Jed Wolpaw Live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021
In this special episode, Dr. Jed Wolpaw, host of the ACCRAC podcast, interviews Dr. Aditee Ambardekar, Chair of the Review Committee at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Dr. Douglas Bacon, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and historian of anesthesiology, live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021. Listen in to this wide-ranging conversation as Dr. Wolpaw and the live audience ask Drs. Ambardekar and Bacon about the role of an ACGME Chair, the work of ACGME’s Review Committee, work-life balance through residency, imposter syndrome and more. Recorded October 2021.
Episode 29: Leadership and Publication
Dr. Lisa Solomon returns for more conversation about career advancement. In this episode, she discusses leadership and publication opportunities with Drs. Christine Vo, Heena Ahmed, Danielle Levin and Drew Cornwell. From how to find and maximize leadership opportunities to the challenges and benefits of getting published, this lively conversation informs and entertains. Recorded July 2021.
Episode 28: Career Advancement and Mentorship
Dr. Lisa Solomon from ASA’s Committee on Young Physicians speaks with fellow committee member, Dr. Christine Vo, and residents--Drs. Drew Cornwell, Danielle Levin, and Heena Ahmed--about mentorship. Join the discussion as guests share what they hope to get from mentors, the value of just-in-time mentoring, how they’ve connected with mentors, and more. Recorded July 2021. See details.
Episode 27: Immigration, Global Health, and Advocacy
Join Dr. Mariam Sarwary in conversation with Drs. Cardona, Abozaid, and Anwar for a lively conversation about their personal immigration stories and how their backgrounds impact their work, advocacy efforts, and views on global health. Recorded July 2021. See details.
Episode 26: The Program Director Takeover – PDs Get Real Part Two
Dr. Mada Helou returns with her fellow Program Directors, Drs. Michelle Parra, Jack Buckley, and Robert Gaiser, to discuss what residents should expect once they’ve selected a program. Learn how PDs see their role, what misconceptions they’d most like to bust, what they think about fellowships, and what’s surprised them most about their jobs in this fast-paced, informative episode. Recorded January 2021. See details.
Episode 25: The Program Director Takeover – PDs Get Real
Dr. Mada Helou, Program Director at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, gets real in conversation with her fellow Program Directors, Drs. Michelle Parra, Jack Buckley, and Robert Gaiser. Listen in as PDs share what they look for when recruiting; flag things worth considering when selecting a residency program; discuss the impact of COVID-19; pass on study advice; and, confess their greatest wins and losses. Recorded January 2021. See details.
Episode 24: Anti-Asian Racism in Anesthesiology
Dr. Amy Zhang discusses anti-Asian racism with her guests, Drs. Kevin Su, Zhi Dong, and Lucy Li. They share their personal experiences, discuss how the spike in aggression has impacted their work environments, consider the CDC’s recent declaration that racism is a threat to public health, and delve into the myth of the model minority. Recorded April 2021. See details.
Episode 23: Ask Me Anything with the ABA
Dr. Elena Madan returns with her fellow residents, Dr. Michael Green and Dr. Albert Lin, to interview the Secretary of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. David Warner. Listen in as Dr. Warner shares study tips plus his thoughts on in-training exams, MOCA 3.0, the future of testing, and how the ABA has adapted to COVID … and which changes may endure. Recorded February 2021. See details.
Episode 22: Making the most of your subspecialty
In this second subspecialty episode, Dr. Joshua Younger returns with Drs. Jessica Yeh, Sam Cohen, Jim Dierkes, and Jordan Phillips to tackle the residents’ hopes and expectations for their chosen subspecialties. Learn where they turn for help, what challenges they’re expecting to confront, and what kinds of contributions they anticipate making to the specialty. Recorded February 2020. See details.
Episode 21: Finding your subspecialty
Dr. Joshua Younger talks to Dr. Jessica Yeh, Dr. Sam Cohen, Dr. Jim Dierkes, and Dr. Jordan Phillips about their subspecialty plans. Listen in as they discuss what motivated their fellowship decisions, the obstacles they faced, the issues that keep them up at night, and their thoughts on specialization in anesthesia. Recorded February 2020. See details.
Episode 20: The ABCs of the ABA
Dr. Elena Madan and her guests, Dr. Albert Lin and Dr. Michael Green, discuss the American Board of Anesthesiology in this residents-only episode. From exam prep to certification to the unique challenges of 2020, the conversation touches on residents’ thoughts, fears, and perceptions of this important organization. Recorded December 2020. See details.
Episode 19: Diversifying the Workforce
In this unique episode, we eavesdrop on a conversation between Dr. Adam Striker, host and editor of ASA’s Central Line, and Dr. William McDade, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for ACGME, as they consider the challenges and benefits of diversifying the health care workforce. This lively discussion examines the role of standardized tests, what “diversity” means to ACGME, and how practicing anesthesiologists can help. Recorded October 2020. See details.
Episode 18: Women in Anesthesiology
Dr. Kandice Olson gets real in conversation with Drs. Courtni Salinas, Shara Azad, and Kelsey McGinnis about what it’s like to be a young, female anesthesiologist. From how these doctors handle being misidentified to their best tips on addressing gendered health care disparities—and how the specialty can advance equity—our guests share their thoughts and experiences. Recorded October 2020. See details.
Episode 17: Resident Advocacy
Join ResidHTMLent Scholars Drs. Richa Taneja, Matthew Sexton, and Patrick McFarland in this wide-ranging discussion of resident advocacy. Listen in as they chat about how they got involved in advocacy; how political, legislative and regulatory factors impact patient care; the challenges and rewards of their advocacy experiences; and they many ways residents can advocate for the issues that move them. Recorded April 2020. See details.
Episode 16: COVID-19 Town Hall
Listen in on ASA’s recent Town Hall on the impacts of COVID-19 on medical students in this unique episode of Residents in a Room. Residency program leaders discuss the resident application cycle, share interview support and guidance, and explore ways to handle application gaps. Recorded August 2020. See details.
Episode 15: The Black Experience in Anesthesiology
In this no holds barred episode, Dr. Daryl Kerr excavates the many ways race shapes careers, experiences, and health outcomes--and what the specialty can do about it--with fellow residents Dr. Elizabeth Feenstra, Dr. Lyndsey Bradley, and Dr. Jason Campbell. Recorded August 2020. See details.
Episode 14: After Chief Residency
Listen in as Dr. Bryce Austell and his fellow Chief Residents—Louise, Kaitlyn, Chris, John, Mitch and Daryl—discuss plans for life after residency and hopes for the future. This final episode of the Chiefs’ discussion touches on succession planning, the role of gender and diversity, their legacies, advice they’d give their younger selves, and tips for their fellow residents. Recorded February 2020. See details.
Episode 13: During Chief Residency
Dr. Bryce Austell continues the conversation with fellow Chief Residents Louise, Kaitlyn, Chris, John, Mitch and Daryl. From imposter syndrome to the goals that motivate them to their relationships with Attendings, these Chief Residents reveal what Chief Residency is really like. Listen in as they share their expectations, experiences, and take-aways. Recorded February 2020. See details.
Episode 12: Getting to Chief Residency
Join Bryce Austell, Chief Resident at Rush University Medical Center, in conversation with other Chicago-area Chief Residents Louise Hillen, Kaitlyn Newmann, Chris Hull, John Boguski, Mitch Bosman and Daryl Kerr. They’ll shed light on the path to chief residency, share their program goals, discuss their influences, and consider the role of mentorship. Recorded February 2020. See details.
Episode 11: The Podcaster Gets Podcasted
Dr. Jessica Ibanez continues her interview with anesthesiologist and veteran podcaster Dr. Jed Wolpaw in this wide ranging discussion about lifelong learning. Dr. Wolpaw shares his inspirations, experiences, favorite resources, mentorship tips, and thoughts on making a difference. Recorded April 2020. See details.
Episode 10: Getting Paid
Join Dr. Rajeev Saxena as he and his fellow residents, Kandice, Jordan, Daniel, Nellab and Tristan, discuss their understanding of how they’ll get paid, the factors that affect payment, why understanding payment models matters, and what’s changing. Recorded January 2020. See details.
Episode 9: The Podcaster Speaks Up on COVID & More
Join Dr. Jessica Ibanez, a Chief Resident from Johns Hopkins, as she interviews veteran podcaster Dr. Jed Wolpaw. Dr. Wolpaw shares his thoughts on what anesthesiologists are learning about COVID, how the pandemic is reshaping the experiences of residents, and the history of his ACCRAC podcast. Recorded April 2020. See details.
Episode 8: COVID-19 Stories from Residents
Residents Kandice Olson, Bryce Austell, and Rajeev Saxena tell us how they’re responding to COVID-19. Listen in to learn how they are managing their own safety and PPE, dealing with staffing challenges, organizing airway management, approaching testing and more. Recorded April 6, 2020. See details.
Episode 7: Business Preparation
Dr. Rajeev Saxena continues the conversation on the topic of practice management with fellow residents Kandice, Jordan, Daniel, Nellab and Tristan. Listen in as they discuss how they’ve learned about the business side of medicine, suggest resources for learning more, share their experiences with mentors, and consider where their paths will take them next. Recorded January 2020. See details.
Episode 6: Practice Management
Dr. Rajeev Saxena joins fellow residents Daniel, Jordan, Kandice, Nellab, and Tristan at ASA’s Practice Management conference to discuss the business side of healthcare. Join them as they delve into the importance, challenges and opportunities of Practice Management. Recorded January 2020. See details.
Episode 5: From the Hiring Committee
Resident host, Dr. Shara Azad, speaks with practicing anesthesiologist and chair of the hiring committee for California-based ASMG physicians group about advice for residents looking to launch a career, letters of recommendation, call burden, and the supports residents should expect from potential employers. Recorded December 2019. See details.
Episode 4: The Transition
Anesthesiology residents Shara, Ricky, Joe and Wei discuss their hopes and fears for the transition from residency to practice. Listen in as they discuss their thoughts on working with nurse anesthetists, advice they’ve picked up from physicians ahead of them, and tips for those coming up behind them. Recorded October 2019. See details.
Episode 3: Resources
The conversation continues with anesthesiology residents Shara, Ricky, Joe and Wei. Find out how they track down useful information, how they're making decisions, and if they're really ready for what comes next in their education and careers. Recorded October 2019. See details.
Episode 2: Major Considerations
In this episode, Dr. Azad continues her discussion with anesthesiology residents Ricky, Wei and Joe. In a wide ranging conversation, they dig into the issues they’re weighing as they move toward career transitions, offer advice to those coming up behind them, share information sources, and more. Recorded October 2019. See details.
Episode 1: Practice Setting & Career Paths
Dr. Shara Azad, a second year anesthesiology resident from Tufts Medical Center, interviews three fellow residents—Ricky, Joe, and Wei—about the pros, cons and perceptions of various practice settings they’re each considering as they move toward the next phase in their careers. Recorded October 2019. See details.