Scrubbed In

Scrubbed In is a podcast by two junior doctors in the UK discussing everything from their journey from medical school to becoming doctors, Startups and life outside medicine! Tune in every week as they discuss new and exciting topics.

E85: The computer science grad who discovered authenticity through GP, Surgery and Microbiology - Dr Imran Qureshi

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Qureshi, a consultant microbiologist who shares with us his story. We discover his unusual journey as a computer science graduate transitioning from GP to core surgical trainee before settling for a career in microbiology. Imran shares the obstacles and challenges he has faced so far in his career and his ethos in life of being authentic. We discuss the evolving role of technology in healthcare, the story behind creating and selling the first comprehensive Gentamicin calculator and his new found initiative Code Med. 

We discuss why he became extremely passionate about microbiology and explore his relationship with patient safety and quality improvement. Imran tells us about the importance of healthy workplace cultures and supportive leadership in his role as Foundation Programme Director.

Dr Imran Qureshi is a Consultant microbiologist at Croydon University Hospital, he is a Foundation Programme Director and more recently Associate Medical Director. 

His is passionate about Patient Safety and Quality Improvement which led to setting up DAPS Global, then became the first clinical lead for BMJ Quality then an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor for UCL. He co-founded Code Med, an organisation which is dedicated to teaching coding to healthcare professionals as well as developing apps and providing consulting services. 

Twitter: @reachimyq

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E84: Radiologist turned HealthTech VC Founder (Crista Galli Ventures) - Dr Fiona Pathiraja

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Fiona who shares with us her story from the very beginning. We discuss the many transitions she has taken from medical student to consultant radiologist to eventually becoming a VC founder and managing partner. Dr Fiona talks about the importance of leadership, network effects and the efforts clinicians should make to broaden their horizons. Tune in as we discover why she pursued an MBA and how we can only connect the dots in our careers when we look backwards. 

Finally we spend some time discussing the regret minimisation mindset and why we should believe in ourselves when others don’t.

Dr Fiona is the Founder & Managing Partner of Crista Galli Ventures, prior to investing in healthtech, she worked in the NHS in London as a radiologist at UCLH. Fiona has developed national health policy at the UK Department of Health as clinical advisor to Professor Sir Bruce Keogh and also worked as a management consultant. She holds a stellar academic record with over 20 awards, bursaries and scholarships. Fiona holds an MBA from London Business School and an MPH from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is one of a select few doctors worldwide to be dual board certified in Radiology and Public Health.

Dr Fiona Pathiraja: Linkedin | Twitter

https://www.cristagalli.com/

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E83: Be Mission Driven and Stay True to Yourself - Dr Mala Mawkin

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Mala who shares her story from the beginning delving into the accomplishments and challenges she has faced so far in her career. We discuss the importance of having options, seeking opportunities using the ‘back/side door’ approach and why we must all be mission driven. We spend some time talking about her role as Head of Market development at Cellen and why we all have something to offer even as young millennials. 

Mala shares the story behind how she featured on Vogue with Naomi Campbell, featured in Forbes 30 under 30 and how she came to host the Royal Society of Medicine's Digital Health Podcast Series. 

Dr Mala Mawkin is an award-winning healthcare innovation researcher, writer and speaker. She is the Head of Market Development at Cellen, a growing start-up in pain management, featured on Forbes 30 Under 30, Vogue 10 Rising Female Stars and UK Women of the Future Awards Finalist. Mala is the host of The Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Podcast, a TEDx Speaker and an Advocate for Diversity in Science & Medicine. 

 

Dr Mala Mawkin: LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter

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Episode Sponsored by 360 Medics

360 medics is a free app designed for medical students and doctors where you will find all the answers to your medical queries. It’s basically the google of the medical world.

In the app, you get access to a MHRA drugs database (available offline too!), adapted medical tools according to your speciality, reliable medical news, revision tools for med students and a place to store your notes. To name a few. And it will always be free.

Download the app Now: Apple and Android

https://360medics.com/en/welcome 

Instagram: @360medics_en | Twitter: @360medicsuk

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E82: Culture, Entrepreneurship and Blockchain in the NHS - Dr Abdullah Albeyatti

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Albeyatti who shares with us his story from the very beginning. Join us as we delve into his achievements, obstacles and the lessons learned so far in his career. We talk about the competitive culture and landscape in medical school. Abdullah explains the reasons as to why he left a competitive surgical training post in London to pursue entrepreneurship and GP training. 

We uncover his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to solve problems early on, hear the story behind MedicalChain which raised 24million dollars! Listen as we discuss the role of blockchain in the NHS and the amazing growth of MyClinic. Abdullah ends by sharing his own advice for aspiring doctors and entrepreneurs.

Dr Albeyatti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Medicalchain and MyClinic. MyClinic is used in over 72 countries worldwide to provide telemedicine solutions to a wide variety of healthcare professionals. Medicalchain is dedicated to empowering patients to have access to their medical records and remove the barriers that lead to patient choice and empowerment. He is a GP and the Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners - Yorkshire Faculty. Medicalchain has won multiple awards including from the Financial Times and Dr Albeyatti was awarded with the Imperial College London Emerging Alumni Leader Award.

LinkedIn: Dr Abdullah Albeyatti

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Episode Sponsored by 360 Medics

360 medics is a free app designed for medical students and doctors where you will find all the answers to your medical queries. It’s basically the google of the medical world.

In the app, you get access to a MHRA drugs database (available offline too!), adapted medical tools according to your speciality, reliable medical news, revision tools for med students and a place to store your notes. To name a few. And it will always be free.

Download the app Now: Apple and Android

https://360medics.com/en/welcome 

Instagram: @360medics_en | Twitter: @360medicsuk

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Learn more about Scrubbed In:

Twitter - @ScrubbedIn_

Instagram - @Scrubbedin_

Download the PodCases Mobile app Now - iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play)

PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

www.scrubbedin.co.uk

Hello@scrubbedin.co.uk

E81: The Reality of being a Doctor - Dr Radhika Thakrar

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Radhika, a paediatric trainee in South London. Tune in as she shares her journey from the beginning sharing the obstacles and challenges she faced alongside her achievements. We discuss her transition from medical school to foundation training and the importance of having a strong supportive network. Radhika shares with us why she choose paediatrics and her experiences so far. We discover the story behind her popular instagram page which changed from a vegan food blog to showcasing the reality of a junior doctor as she shares the high, the lows and everything in between as part of her journey as a peads trainee. 

Dr Radhika Thakrar is in her first year of paediatric training in South London. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2018 not really knowing what to specialise in, but fell in love with paediatrics during her F2 year. She shares her journey on Instagram and YouTube (@DoctorRadhika) to show medical students what it’s really like to be a doctor, with the real highs and low, because she had no idea what to expect. She also loves trying to keep house plants alive, cooking vegan dishes and going on long walks around London.

Learn more about Radhika:

Instagram: @doctorradhika

Twitter: @RadhikaThakrar

YouTube: Doctor Radhika

Learn more about Scrubbed In:

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E80: The Future is Code - Dr Josh Case

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In this week’s episode we welcome Dr Josh Case, a software developer and doctor from Australia. He shares why we should all try to learn code as clinicians, the power of technology, the ability to develop cool projects (MedEd, Scripts and Games) and how being able to even do basic coding can help with so many quality improvement projects and increase efficiency in hospitals. We delve into the future where in a hypercompetitive environment doctors will need to go beyond the traditional requirements to really stand out.

Dr Josh Case is a doctor and a software developer and hopes to empower other doctors and medical students to build new software, even without a tech background. He is passionate about making the world's hospitals safer and more efficient, as well as teaching clinicians how to code.

 

Learn more about Josh:

Twitter: @_JoshCase

https://joshcase.dev/

Code Blue - An introduction to Programming for Doctors - https://gumroad.com/l/NMtSD

 

Learn more about Scrubbed In:

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Download the PodCases Mobile app Now - iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play)

PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E79: The Medical Student who fused his love for Medicine and Videography - Kharma Medic

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In this week’s episode we are joined by the popular Medical YouTuber, Nasir Kharma who shares with us his journey from the very beginning. We discuss his love and passion for both medicine and videography, uncovering his journey into medical school. He shares with us why he decided to do an undergraduate degree in Canada and then re-apply for medical school having been rejected initially. Nasir shares with us how much it means to him becoming a doctor, the sacrifices he has made and the thought process behind sitting the USMLE during medical school.

We discuss how his YouTube channel has amassed more than 700,000+ subscribers, the mystery behind why ‘Study with me..’ videos do so well and life now as a world famous medical student. In this open and honest discussion, he shares the thought and effort that goes into every single video and the importance of spending our time wisely and with purpose.    

Nasir Kharma is a 4th year medical student studying at King's College London. Of Jordanian origin, born in Vancouver, raised in Athens and having attended university in Toronto and London, he is a truly a citizen of the world.

Under the name "KharmaMedic", Nasir has amassed over 700,000+ followers across various social media platforms by sharing his experiences throughout medical school and teaching others how to utilise their time as efficiently as possible. His long-term dream is to use his knowledge as a doctor to leave a significant impact on the world by reaching millions of people through online education.

Learn more about Nasir Kharma:

YouTube: KharmaMedic

Twitter: @KharmaMedic

Instagram: @KharmaMedic

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E78: Next Up…The Medlife Crisis - Dr Rohin Francis

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Francis, the comedic cardiologist who shares with us his story from the very beginning. Francis shares with us his love for comedy and cardiology, why a gap year working in Wimbledon before medical school was so crucial for him and his personal development. We discuss the reality behind why so many doctors undertake PhD’s and the competitive nature of cardiology. Tune in as he shares his role as an interventional cardiologist and shares advice for budding trainees. 

Francis shares the story behind his viral YouTube channel that now has more than 350,000 subscribers! We delve into some funny moments from his online presence on Twitter and why he is able to share his real personality without it all being too serious. Hear our thoughts on Gen Z and millennial doctors on social platforms and why it is so important we have hobbies and interests outside of medicine. 

Dr Francis Rohin is an interventional cardiology fellow, PhD candidate, occasional comedian and creator of online educational videos, on his YouTube channel, Medlife Crisis. 

 

Learn more about Rohin

Twitter - @MedCrisis

Instagram - @medcrisis

YouTube - MedlifeCrisis

www.medlifecrisis.co.uk

 

Learn more about Scrubbed In:

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E77: The founding story of Geeky Medics - Dr Lewis Potter

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Potter, the founder of Geeky Medics who shares with us his journey from the very beginning. We delve into his passion for enhancing medical education through technology, how he stumbled into a career within medicine having initially wanted to work in the world of IT. We discover some of the challenges he has faced and overcome so far in his life. Lewis shares with us how Geeky Medics was founded, how the initial idea of sharing his medical notes on a blog went to a platform and channel with more than 100 million views supported by an amazing community of MedEd enthusiasts across the world. 

Tune in as he gives an honest account of the sacrifices he has made for the platform to flourish and the importance of doing what you truly love and enjoy even if it means taking some years out of training in the grand scheme of things.   

This is an amazing episode for everyone who is a big fan of Geeky medics like ourselves to finally hear the story behind it all and the founder himself.

Dr Lewis Potter is the Founder of Geeky Medics, an online medical education platform that enables medical students to learn clinical skills at their convenience through the use of an intuitive website and app. He is a GP trainee and Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow.

Learn More:

Twitter: @iLeW

https://geekymedics.com/

 

Learn more about Scrubbed In:

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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E76: Leadership and Innovation at BMJ - Dr Kieran Walsh (BMJ Clinical Director)

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In this week’s episode we are joined by Dr Walsh, who shares with us his journey from the very beginning. We delve into his career exploring the incredible achievements he has accomplished and how he eventually became the clinical director of The BMJ. He shares with us how his initial role was actually supposed to be an editor only for a short period of time. We discuss the pivotal role of digital technology for clinicians in the UK and the pioneering work they are doing with clinical decision support products and medical education. 

Dr Walsh explains the need to keep up to date with digital technology, facilitating on-demand access to medical resources and how the best products and services are driven by user feedback. He shares some tips on how he managed to publish more than 200 papers and what leadership means to him. 

Dr Kieran Walsh is Clinical Director at BMJ. He is the clinical lead of the medical education and clinical decision support resources at BMJ. He has a vast amount of experience in online medical education, clinical decision support, face to face delivery of medical education, and both summative and formative assessment. He has experience of using all of these in programmes to strengthen health systems. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Teaching and Research at Monash University and has written four books on medical education. He has published over 200 papers in the biomedical literature and has written four books.

 

Learn more about Dr Walsh:

LinkedIn: Dr Kieran Walsh

 

Learn more about Scrubbed In:

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PodCases lets you Step into the shoes of Doctors to experience medicine. Listen to high quality audio cases and reinforce your learning with interactive quizzes. 

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