Ep 118 Rethinking Residency with Dr. Frances Mei Hardin
Dr. Frances Mei Hardin is on a mission to improve residency training and support the mental health of medical students and residents, but she faces the daunting challenge of changing a deeply ingrained culture.
Tired of hearing these myths about mental health in residency?
- Myth 1: You have to be mentally tough to handle the demands of residency.
- Myth 2: Seeking help for mental health issues will hurt your career.
- Myth 3: Mental health struggles are a sign of weakness.
“Public humiliation was levied against us as residents.” - Dr. Frances Mei Hardin
- Discover innovative approaches to rethinking residency programs.
- Uncover the impact of toxic dynamics in medical education.
- Learn effective strategies for breaking the cycle of abuse.
- Explore practical ways to support mental health in residency.
- Build resilience and develop essential coping skills.
About Dr. Hardin
Frances Mei Hardin earned a B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, graduating at 20 years of age. She went on to earn an MD degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and was inducted as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha society.
After completing her ENT residency training in the Midwest, she began her practice as a general ENT in Tennessee. She has extensive academic writing experience with her work featured in astrophysics publications from the age of 16 years old.
She is the founder of Rethinking Residency, which provides supportive resources for resident physicians and promotes skills to increase effectiveness at work.
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The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:02 - Introducing Dr. Frances Mei Hardin
00:00:49 - The Need for Rethinking Residency
00:03:00 - Identifying a Malignant Residency
00:07:22 - Impact of Stress and Fear on Residents
00:12:58 - Overcoming a Broken System
00:15:39 - The Cycle of Abuse in Medical Residency
00:16:58 - Rethinking Residency Strategies
00:18:07 - Breaking the Cycle of Bullying
00:21:44 - Implementing DBT Skills in Residency
00:29:40 - Healing from Residency Trauma
00:31:49 - Recognizing the Need for Change
00:32:44 - Coping Strategies for Medical Students and Residents
00:34:19 - Rethinking Residency Resources
00:38:21 - Empowerment and Breaking the Cycle
00:42:18 - Accessing Resources