White Coats of the Round Table

Why We Need Peer-to-Peer Networking in Healthcare

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 24 Mar 2023 11:00

Peer-to-peer networking is an essential part of career advancement and support in the healthcare industry. It provides a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to connect with others, share knowledge, and gain new perspectives. We encou

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Off-Script: What Could You Change?

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 17 Mar 2023 11:00

What could you change in your career TODAY that would positively change your situation? Mike and John talk go through some opportunities for change they see in their own work situations, such as being more intentional to not over extend or focusin

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Outdoor Recreation for Mental Health and Burnout

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 10 Mar 2023 12:00

Hiking, kayaking, pickle ball, climbing, geocaching. Mike and John discuss their favorite outdoor activities and the ways they plug into community to take a break from the grind. They discuss the effects of goal-oriented recreation and how it diff

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Off-Script: Why Did You Get into Healthcare?

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 03 Mar 2023 12:00

In this Off-Script, Mike and John sit down to have an unedited, informal talk about their early healthcare experiences. They discuss how they began looking into healthcare as a field of study, narrowing down their area of focus, and what their car

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Tips from a Recruiter with Tom Caravela from MSL Talk

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 24 Feb 2023 12:00

Tom Caravela is an MSL recruiter and the founder of The Carolan Group, a Medical A

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Reducing Hours to Fight Healthcare Burnout

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 10 Feb 2023 12:00

Whether by choice or by circumstance, sometimes the answer to burnout is cutting back your hours. Not only does this reduce the stressor, but it also opens up more time to put towards positive outlets. Maybe that means taking a trip, maybe its sig

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Pivoting into Health Tech with Lauren Curtis

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:38

Lauren Curtis talks about her shift from retail pharmacy to working in the startup PillPack. She also discusses perceived barriers to entry such as coding, taking a pay cut, or possibly being overqualified to make the transition. Find Lauren: Linked

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How to Cope with Trauma in Healthcare

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 13 Jan 2023 12:00

Mike and John talk about how to identify trauma and the negative impact it has in your life. While some coping mechanisms are unhealthy, there are some positive outlets to deal with your experience as well. Being aware of how you navigate the trau

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Holiday Release: Off-Script Precepting

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 30 Dec 2022 12:00

While Mike and John spend the holidays with their families, here is an episode previously exclusive to Patreon members. Filled with funny stories, Mike and John recall their experience as students as well as some highlights of precepting in their

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 16 Dec 2022 12:00

Mike and John go through the best known applications of AI in healthcare and where they see the field going: taking over clerical work for clinicians, pre-screening patients to maximize the efficiency of a visit, and even creating new medications.

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Social Media and Medicine with Dr. Betsy Grunch

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:00

Joined by the TikTok star Dr. Betsy Grunch (@ladyspinedoc), Mike and John discuss the role of social media in healthcare. As a tool for networking, education, and even monetization, social media is here to stay. Dr. Grunch talks about how and why

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Non-Clinical Careers in Healthcare

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:00

Mike and John go through some of the best alternative careers for clinicians looking for a change. They discuss becoming an MSL, gigging as a medical writer, and even government positions in the medical field.

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Negotiating Healthcare Contracts with Nick Masino

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 04 Nov 2022 11:00

John and Mike speak with lawyer Nick Masino about the importance of understanding healthcare contracts. They discuss common pitfalls like noncompete clauses, total compensation, and benefits. show notes available to all

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Preventing Burnout through Nutrition with Jennifer Harrington

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:00

Jennifer Harrington talks about the ways diet can impact your career. It can be tempting to grab comfort foods after a long or frustrating workday, but burnout isn't only a mental battle, its physical too. Set yourself up for success by being inte

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Identifying Burnout in Today's Healthcare Landscape

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 07 Oct 2022 11:00

John and Mike dive deeper into burnout as they talk through the different signifiers and symptoms and how to differentiate acute stress from chronic burnout. https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitecoatsoftheroundtabl

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Is Burnout New in Healthcare?

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 23 Sep 2022 11:00

John dives deep into the conversation on burnout in the healthcare field. When did it become a mainstream topic? Is this a recent struggle or just recently acknowledged?

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Public Speaking and Effective Communication in Healthcare with Jeremy Schreiber

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:00

Jeremy Schreiber tells his journey towards becoming a better public speaker. Starting in sales and academia, Jeremy transitioned into an industry speaker through hard work and dedication: eliminating verbal crutches, honing body language, and mast

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Advocating for Your Internship with Dan O'Hara

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:00

John talks with Dan about how he got, or created, his ideal internships. Dan outlines the times where he didn't wait to be offered an opportunity, but instead created his own. https://www.patreon.com/WCRT https://whitec

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Student Experience with Thomas Michalek

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 26 Aug 2022 11:00

John talks with TJ, a recent graduate, about his experience changing majors in college and interning in healthcare. What ultimately lead to his choice to no longer pursue clinical healthcare but work in administration instead?

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Gig Work with Rick Yarosh

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:00

Mike talks with Rick Yarosh, co-founder of HeathGigJobs, about his journey starting a gig platform for healthcare professionals. The gigs range from telemedicine and post-op appointments to triaging phone calls for doctors. https://healthgi

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Industry Consulting

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 29 Jul 2022 11:00

Mike goes over his experience as a pharma speaker: how he got his first booking, how he got a second, and how to avoid conflicts of interest with his day job. Industry consulting is a great way to build relationships and your CV, all the while bei

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Career Shifts with Matt Troup

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 15 Jul 2022 11:00

After a decade working in a hospital for the majority of his career, Matt made the switch into healthcare tech. He talks about his transition and how he got the opportunity to work in his current position.

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Career Burnout with The Happy PharmD

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:00

Mike and John hear from Alex Barker of The Happy PharmD about causes of burnout and how to spot the warning signs. They discuss whether burnout is the fault of a company or the individual employee, as well as if some positions in healthcare are doome

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Don't Pay Off School Debt with Frank Randall

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:00

An interview with Frank Randall, financial advisor specializing in Advance Practice Providers, highlights some common pitfalls among healthcare professionals and their financial choices. How fast should you pay off school debt? How much should you be

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Independent Contracting

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:00

Independent contractors have greater flexibility and autonomy, but may also lose out on valuable employee protections and benefits. Listen to John and Mike discuss the risks and rewards of independent contracting in healthcare, as well as when to

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Mistake and Malpractice

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 20 May 2022 11:01

Sparked by the RaDonda Vaught verdict, Mike and John discuss how the precedent of criminal prosecution for medical malpractice will affect the field of healthcare. Mistakes often involve multiple system failures. Will the risk of criminal charges

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Precepting Tips, Tricks, and Horror Stories

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 06 May 2022 11:00

Mike and John discuss the benefits of precepting. Is it altruistic, a duty to the medical community? Or are there personal benefits to taking on students as well. Hear about some of their own experiences as students, what they stive for as a good

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Continuing Education for the Medical Professional

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:10

Mike and John go over common problems with CME, online resources, and share some conference experience. What is the average CME reimbursement? Is it better to do on-demand or live content?

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Is Networking Valuable in Healthcare?

By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Wed, 13 Apr 2022 19:46

Mike and John talk about how and why to network both personally and professionally, which social media they've found to hold value, and the benefits of belonging to professional associations.

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By Mike Asbach, John McDonald/Fri, 08 Apr 2022 04:00

Healthcare professionals Mike and John introduce themselves and discuss the beginnings of their new career as podcasters. Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/WCRT

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