An Acclaimed Electrophysiologist on Failing MS1 to Becoming a Rhodes Scholar

This podcast is good for those who are interested in: physician wellness, professional development

Typical length of episodes: Varies from 30 minutes to an hour

How often a new episode comes out: Varies (released every month or two)

Episode topics: mindfulness in medicine, entrepreneurship, working in the digital age, literature in medicine, facing failure

Sample episode — “#07 From Failing First Year at Medical School to Rhodes Scholar”: Past Chair of Cardiovascular Education at Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic consultant Dr. Bernhard J. Gersh joins the show as the featured guest. Born in Zambia, Gersh completed his early education through medical school in South Africa. He eventually became a Rhodes Scholar and completed a PhD in Anesthesiology at Oxford, and he is known as one of the most celebrated cardiologists in the world. However, he wasn’t always the acclaimed doctor he is today; Dr. Gersh repeated a year in medical school and discusses how he turned his career around for the better.

Tidbit about the show: The show’s tagline is “become the best doctor you can possibly be.”

About the host: Franz Wiesbauer MD is an associate professor for internal medicine at the Medical University of Vienna. After attending medical school, he received a master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. He says he is passionate about teaching.

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