The ProspectiveDoctor Podcast

The Future of Surgery in a Post-COVID World

Dr. Erkeda DeRouen is joined by Joshua Roshal. Joshua is currently a surgery resident from Brigham and Women’s Department of Surgery. He’s done 7 years in medical school and has already taken up leadership and teaching roles. He joins Dr. Erkida as he talks more about his research focus on education for medical students.

[00:23] Introduction to Joshua Roshal

[03:39] New Era of Medical Education

[08:47] Surgical Simulation at Home

[11:38] Tips for Surgery Students

[15:41] Changes You’d Want to Make in Healthcare

[18:35] How to Reach Joshua

Surgical Studies Amidst the Pandemic

Surgical education is more hands-on than other medical fields due to their nature of work being on the ground for patients. Unlike other doctors from other fields, surgical experts are the key performers when patients undergo surgery. The practice calls for students to be on the field to conduct their field of expertise. At the height of the pandemic, the education on surgical studies became a speed bump for its students. While other fields got to soothingly take their studies through online platforms, surgery students were taken the opportunity to be onsite. This situation has led to many difficulties to really immerse oneself to the field of practice. Fortunately, throughout the pandemic, experts have come up with ways to potentially get the students to be more involved and innovative to how they learn.

You can connect with Joshua through his Twitter.

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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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