The ProspectiveDoctor Podcast

From Doctor to Voice Over Artist

Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Claudia Anglade, who is a board certified family physician and voice over artist. They talk about navigating shifting priorities in medicine and how to make space for new interests.

  • [00:55] Introducing Dr. Claudia Anglade
  • [08:18] Exploring Interests Outside of Medicine
  • [12:47] Have Meetings with Yourself
  • [18:56] Choose What Makes You Happy
  • [25:24] What Dr. Anglade Would Change About Healthcare

Exploring Your Passions and Interests

As a person of multiple interests, Dr. Anglade has been involved in OBGYN, emergency medicine, and family medicine. When she got pregnant, she decided to take a break from practicing medicine. She found a job in utilization management that allowed her to work from home. Dr. Anglade has always been curious about voice acting, and so she explored this interest by joining a class. After honing her skills even further, she has been a voice over talent since 2019.

Don’t Lose Yourself in Medicine

Becoming a physician is a long and arduous process. Get to know yourself and your purpose for getting into medicine. Every now and then, evaluate if what you’re doing still makes you happy. Sometimes priorities shift and that’s okay. Acknowledge the changes and then re-align your lifestyle to your purpose. Have meetings with yourself regularly to make sure you’re on the right track. Choose a school or residency program that makes you feel fulfilled. If you have something you want to pursue, take initiative to make it happen by talking to your superiors, joining a community, or simply trying it out.

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Erkeda DeRouen

Dr. Erkeda DeRouen is a graduate of Hampton University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, followed by completing medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine. She then completed residency at The University of Maryland Family and Community Medicine Program. After that, she worked at an underserved community health center, and currently is an Associate Medical Director of a telemedicine company. She recently became one of the first 1,000 lifestyle medicine certified physicians in the world! Her areas of interest include: health equity and eliminating health disparities, service of underserved populations, HIV management, transgender care, mentorship, and lifestyle medicine.

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