#193: Chase DiMarco: Bridging a Resource Gap in Clinical Education


OVERVIEW:

Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast talks with Chase DiMarco, founder and lead educator at FreeMedEd, CEO of FindARotation, and co-author of “Read This Before Medical School.” Chase shares his experiences creating a medical resource website to help students with their education. He also discusses how and why he got into podcasting and the goal of his web app, FindARotation.   

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chase double majored in psychology and medicine before going to a Caribbean medical school where he started FreeMedEd, an online resource provider.
  • Initially, FreeMedEd housed YouTube videos, playlists, and quizzes for students to use to help round out their medical school education. Now, the site contains podcasts, books, and online courses. 
  • Jason and Chase discuss options for people who might be interested in going to a Caribbean medical school.
  • Impostor syndrome can occur when you’re creating your own online course. Double-check every bit of information you’re sharing.
  • You don’t have to do everything yourself. You can outsource or hire freelancers via Fiverr or Upwork. 
  • Chase hosts two podcasts and is currently working on a third show.  
  • ‘Medical Mnemonist’ was launched to help students with their board exams. The show features medical mnemonist champions and trainers to help students increase their memory and formulate efficient study skills. 
  • ‘Rounds to Residency’ targets medical students who need to do medical rounds. The podcast helps them navigate rotations. 
  • Chase’s third podcast, which hasn’t been released yet, will showcase global perspectives on science, medicine, and healthcare with skilled researchers and scientists.
  • Chase’s podcasts started as a labor of love and are now his primary tool for networking. 
  • FindARotation is a crowdsourced clinical rotations platform currently in its beta stage. The goal of the app is to be an untapped resource for clinical instructors and students searching to book clinical sites. 
  • When it comes to app development, do your due diligence. Apps require a great deal of research and development – for Chase, it was two years. You need to consider design, legalities and leave room for trial and error. 
  • Listening and reading can only get you so far. Go out, make mistakes, and then learn from them.

 

3 KEY POINTS:

  1. In general, medical schools are self-regulated. Utilize resources available on the internet and find the right mentor to supplement class lectures.
  2. Plan out your online course first or find a template. If you want to design the webpage yourself, there are several cost-effective website builders you can use. 
  3. When working with an app developer, do your due diligence, get a separate graphic designer and keep your expectations low.

 

TWEETABLE QUOTES:

“The more you know, the more you think you don’t know.” – Chase DiMarco

“Don’t interview. Audition.” – Chase DiMarco

RESOURCES:

FreeMedEd website: https://freemeded.org/

FindARotation website: https://findarotation.com/

Read This Before Medical School by Chase DiMarco, Greg Rodden, and Theodore X. O’Connell

AppSumo Software website: https://appsumo.com/

Atomic Habits by James Clear

80/20 Marketing and Sales by Perry Marshall

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

 

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