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Ian Drummond
The Undifferentiated Medical Student
The Undifferentiated Medical Student (TUMS) podcast is about helping medical students to choose a medical specialty and plan a career in medicine. The list of career options available to medical students is large, but the time to explore them all is short. Moreover, mentorship in medical school is lacking, and many medical students tackle the task of career planning alone, most struggling and almost all clutching to the hope that 3rd year clinical rotations will definitively resolve their remaining uncertainties about how they want to specialize. However, having been distracted by the...
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4.8 stars from 551 ratings
Helpful, but specific to the US
I am in the process of applying to medical schools in Canada and I find this very informative. I wish there is a similar podcast in the Canadian context though…(or maybe I’ll make one later)
ハンニー via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/28/22
Good listen but not perfect
Overall very informative - there aren’t a lot of other resources like this. Many of the guests provide great advice and are very thoughtful, and Ian usually asks insightful questions. However, some of the episodes drag a little and I wish he would cover some specialties more before delving into...Read full review »
podcastfan90 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/20
Ian asks thoughtful questions to people I wish I could one day meet. As a Pre-Med student, this resource has allowed me to consider, with much more clarity than I have previously had, what I am potentially getting myself into. Thank you for paving the way for me to become a better student and...Read full review »
Matias Malkamaki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/20
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