Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Amit Pandey, an Internal Medicine Hospitalist with SRS Medical Group in San Diego, California. They discuss all you need to know about the life of a physician, the benefits of being adaptable to change, and why every physician remembers their first code blue.
- [00:00] Introduction
- [01:45] Who is Dr. Amit Pandey
- [03:56] The Life of a Physician
- [06:19] Memorable Moments in Dr. Pandey’s Career
- [09:20] Do You Remember Your First Code Blue?
- [12:15] What Dr. Pandey Wishes He Knew Before Becoming a Physician
- [15:45] The Benefits of Being Adaptable and Open to Change
- [17:40] What Dr. Pandey Would Do Different If He Could Go Back in Time
- [21:15] Parting Thoughts
The Pre-Med Paradox
Dr. Pandey recently penned a book titled “The Pre-Med Paradox: What You Need to Know About the Life of a Physician.” The book aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the medical journey, from pre-med through residency, and becoming a physician. He shares the motivation for writing the book and how it can serve as a pseudo-mentor for students, offering practical insights into the experiential component of life in medicine.
Memorable Moments in Medicine
Dr. Pandey shares his most memorable experiences as a physician, highlighting one moment that will stick with him for the rest of his life—the first time he ran a code blue. This life-and-death situation became a pivotal experience, showcasing the high-stakes nature of hospital medicine and the collaboration involved in resuscitating a patient.
Reflecting on the Medical Journey
Valuable advice for those considering a career in medicine: be adaptable and open to change. According to Dr. Pandey, the journey to medicine is not a straight line. Your passions will change and so will your dreams. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the diversity within the medical field, both in terms of practitioners and career opportunities. He encourages aspiring doctors to explore various roles, specialties, and to keep an open mind throughout their medical journey. As a soon-to-be physician, focus not only on academics but also on exploring opportunities, having a balanced life-work routine, and embracing the ever-changing nature of your career.
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