Off-White Coat

Jordan Abney

PGY-1 resident, Jordan Abney, dives deeper into the lives of up-and-coming physicians and other healthcare workers. Our conversations include but aren't limited to unfiltered behind the scenes stories of working inside healthcare facilities, top study tips, and how to improve one's overall health and wellness. My goal is to reach knowledge-seeking people while working to promote active improvements in medical education, world healthcare delivery, and the enhancement of social, moral, and ethical obligations of the medical profession, all while pursuing my own passion for medicine.

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Surviving and Thriving: Completing Transitional Year of Internal Medicine and Beginning Anesthesiology Residency with Matt Mclean MD
Dec 23 2023
Surviving and Thriving: Completing Transitional Year of Internal Medicine and Beginning Anesthesiology Residency with Matt Mclean MD
Navigating the complex world of transitional years and beginning your specialty feel overwhelming? Our latest episode features Matt McLean, a first-year resident in anesthesiology who just finished his internal medicine transitional year shares tips and tricks from his intern year and discusses all of the complexities of a transitional year and beginning the specialty that he matched into. Matt's candid experiences of applying to programs in New Jersey and New York provides a fresh perspective for those venturing on a similar path.Effective communication can make or break your reputation in the healthcare industry. This episode takes this fact head-on by emphasizing the role of effective communication in shaping your professional identity. The art of balancing multiple residency applications, managing financial considerations, and staying open to unpredictability is all part of the game. Whether you are juggling your time during your intern year or working the challenging night shifts, we’ll show you how to stay efficient, alert, and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. As we take a deep dive into the world of  medicinal residency, you’ll learn that preparation, adaptability, and a handy portable charger are your best allies. From the initial excitement of meeting new co-residents to tackling different rotations, you’ll hear about it all. Embrace the challenges, take the initiative, and remember that growth comes from being comfortable with discomfort. For those night owls, we share some unique tips and experiences about integrating into a team of night shift workers and surviving the long hours. We wrap things up with our discussion on managing time during your intern year, balancing hospital responsibilities with personal life, and why patient care should always be your priority. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and empowered on your journey towards a successful medical career. Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Surviving ER Residency Training Month with Dr. Corey Abdeen pt. 2
Dec 5 2023
Surviving ER Residency Training Month with Dr. Corey Abdeen pt. 2
Dr. Abdeen, a former MMA fighter turned paramedic, now ER physician, shares the exciting transition between his diverse careers.  Celebrating completion of his emergency medicine training month; We discuss our first month being a doctor, preparing to begin residency, anticipation of critical care rotations, and the imprints our families leave on our professional choices.  A highlight of our conversation is Dr. Abdeen's insight into the emotional and technical aspects of the IVF process. His openness about the trials and tribulations he and his wife faced during their IVF journey is both enlightening and deeply moving. Enjoy! Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Surviving ER Residency Training Month with Dr. Corey Abdeen pt. 1
Nov 29 2023
Surviving ER Residency Training Month with Dr. Corey Abdeen pt. 1
Dr. Abdeen, a former MMA fighter turned paramedic, now ER physician, shares the exciting transition between his diverse careers.  Celebrating completion of his emergency medicine training month; We discuss our first month being a doctor, preparing to begin residency, anticipation of critical care rotations, and the imprints our families leave on our professional choices.  A highlight of our conversation is Dr. Abdeen's insight into the emotional and technical aspects of the IVF process. His openness about the trials and tribulations he and his wife faced during their IVF journey is both enlightening and deeply moving. Enjoy! Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Medical School Chronicles: From Studying to Practicing ft. Dr. Trishna Kumar
Sep 16 2023
Medical School Chronicles: From Studying to Practicing ft. Dr. Trishna Kumar
Remember that moment when you first stepped foot onto the campus of medical school? The flurry of emotions ranging from excitement to fear was overwhelming. Join me and my good friend, Dr. Trishna Kumar as we transport you back to our experiences at the St. George's in Grenada, where our medical journey commenced. This heartfelt episode, filled with our struggles and triumphs, gives you a glimpse into our voyage from being medical students to becoming doctors. Trishna, who recently began her psychiatry residency in New York City, candidly shares the challenges she faced during her medical school journey. From dealing with the pressure of applying to medical schools and residency programs to the tough task of transitioning to a new city, she’s seen and done it all. As we reminisce about our college dorm life and the chaotic yet thrilling life at St. George's, we delve into the importance of a robust support system. We also discuss the unexpected shift to online medical schooling due to the pandemic and its effect on our studies and mental health.The episode concludes with Trishna and I sharing our experiences and offering tips on preparing for residency interviews. We dive into the complexity of crafting a compelling resume and finding the right fit for a residency program. Plus, we touch on the unique challenges of residency training, the cost of living in New York City, and why she chose psychiatry as her specialty. This episode is not just about our journey through medical school, but also about the importance of acknowledging achievements, prioritizing mental health, and the power of resilience. Join us and let’s walk down memory lane together. Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Conquering Student Loan Debt with Brandon Barfield from the Student Loan Professors
Sep 9 2023
Conquering Student Loan Debt with Brandon Barfield from the Student Loan Professors
Are you sinking under the weight of your student loan debt? Just breathe! Let's navigate the murky waters of student loan debt together. We sit down with Brandon Barfield, a student loan advisor from the Student Loan Professors, previously known as Doctors Without Quarters, who takes us through the ins and outs of managing your student loans. We discuss their recent rebranding, their dedication to serving the medical community, and their fervor for spreading financial education.The cost of education is skyrocketing, and the need for financial literacy is more critical than ever. In our conversation with Brandon, we highlight the importance of understanding student loan options, strategic debt management, and the implications of enrolling in for-profit residency programs. We also dive into the politics surrounding student loan forgiveness programs and how they impact debt levels in the medical field. Brandon also provides a wealth of advice on managing student loan debt, discussing the differences between federal and private loans, introducing new student loan programs like the SAVE Plan, and shedding light on current legislation. This episode is a treasure trove of insights and strategic advice for anyone looking to better understand and manage their student loans. Don't miss out; let's face the debt dragon together!https://www.studentloanprofessor.com/https://studentaid.gov/idr/ Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Beyond the Pain with Dr. Gary Kaplan: A Journey into Integrative Medicine
Aug 26 2023
Beyond the Pain with Dr. Gary Kaplan: A Journey into Integrative Medicine
Are you tired of enduring chronic pain, battling with unyielding fatigue, or wrestling with relentless depression? I know I was, but there is hope, my friends. I invite you to join me and our guest, the renowned Dr. Gary Kaplan, as we navigate the perplexing world of chronic illnesses. Dr. Kaplan brings his groundbreaking insights on chronic conditions and a unique neuroinflammatory approach to treatment that might just change the way we understand and manage these persistent foes.We discuss the pitfalls of our medical system, including the unscrupulous dealings of pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and the lack of resources available to emergency doctors. These realities are frustrating, but we face them head-on, sharing personal experiences like Dr. Kaplan's journey with his father's medical challenges. The riveting conversation also unveils the psychological and environmental factors that play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating chronic illnesses.We wrap up by delving into the latest advancements in immune dysfunction research and the role of cross-disciplinary collaboration in propelling this field forward. We explore promising treatments for long COVID, the importance of early testing, and the potential implications of different COVID variants. Brace yourselves as we reveal the secrets of supercharging your immune system and effective anti-aging methods. So, buckle up and join us on this enlightening journey that dares to challenge traditional perspectives on chronic illness, shining a light on the power of integrative medicine. Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Life in the Operating Room: A Conversation with Trauma Surgeon Dr. Thayer
Aug 19 2023
Life in the Operating Room: A Conversation with Trauma Surgeon Dr. Thayer
Have you ever wondered how a trauma surgeon navigates the turbulence of life and work, and where they find the courage to face the daunting challenges that stand between life and death? Meet Dr. Thayer, a dedicated trauma surgeon with a deeply inspiring life story soaked in resilience, empathy, and extraordinary experiences in medical missions across the globe. From his childhood travels that expanded his perspectives to his challenging experiences in the aftermath of an earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Thayer's tale is a testament to the power of empathy and service to humanity.Dr. Thayer pulls back the curtain on his unique upbringing and its profound impact on his career and parenting views. A man who has overcome tragedy and reading disability,  he still maintains a positive attitude and is always thinking of others. Dr. Thayer's stories paint a vivid picture of the resilience, dedication, and sacrifices needed to thrive in a demanding yet fulfilling profession like trauma surgery.But there's more to Dr. Thayer than just stitches and surgeries. He's a firm believer in the healing power of camaraderie and social interaction, convinced that they are essential for our overall wellbeing. From sharing his insights on the impacts of culture and diet on health to discussing his leadership lessons learned under high-stress situations, his wisdom is as abundant as his experiences.  His new endeavors include a new book Saved, One Trauma Surgeons True Account of the Miracles in His Life and podcasting on the show Raising Expectations.  So, get ready to be swept off your feet by this enlightening conversation with a man who has wedged his footprints deeply into the sands of trauma surgery and medical missionary work. Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Venturing into the Unknown: A Whirlwind Tour of Adventure and Exploration with Clay Abney
Aug 12 2023
Venturing into the Unknown: A Whirlwind Tour of Adventure and Exploration with Clay Abney
Let's pack our bags and venture into the great outdoors with my uncle, Clay Abney, a seasoned adventurer who has traversed five continents and counting. As we forge our way through captivating stories of his travels, you're promised a vivid memory lane trip to Peru, an appreciation for physical preparedness, and a newfound respect for the discomfort that comes with venturing into the unknown.Our journey starts with the stirring tale of hiking the Inca Trail, where the awe-inspiring history of the Incas and the physical challenge of high-altitude trekking kindled my passion for medicine. Clay enlightens us with his meticulous strategies for such journeys, including resistance training with a weighted backpack, and how to prepare mentally and physically for altitude sickness. We then delve into the heart of outdoor adventures, where Clay shares the critical importance of understanding the culture and language of the places we visit and how local guides can make all the difference in safely navigating regions like Kilimanjaro and Nepal.As we round off the journey, Clay regales us with his gastronomic escapades of tasting unique dishes like reindeer meat, muskox, and seal. We also discuss the relevance of travel insurance and risk management in outdoor adventures, drawing insights from his experience of breaking his ankle on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. And just before we unpack, we delve into a slice of history as we talk about the Vikings and their colonization of Greenland. Stay tuned for this exciting episode that promises to be a whirlwind tour of adventure, cultural appreciation, and lessons in exploration. Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Unveiling the Complexities of Abortion Care: A Nurse's Perspective ft. Patrice D'Amato
Aug 5 2023
Unveiling the Complexities of Abortion Care: A Nurse's Perspective ft. Patrice D'Amato
Have you ever wondered about the challenges faced by healthcare providers in abortion care? On the Off-White Coat podcast, we dive into this complex issue with the help of our esteemed guest, Patrice D'Amato, a seasoned nurse with 39 years of experience. Patrice peels back the layers on issues such as language barriers, cultural differences and the impact of laws limiting access to abortion, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight from her extensive career in various settings like hospitals, abortion clinics, and universities.Patrice takes us on a compelling journey through her career, sharing personal stories and highlighting the experiences of her patients. We explore the complexity of providing remote care, pre-screening patients, and the impact of cultural and language barriers on healthcare. The discussion dives deeper into the turbulent landscape of abortion, presenting a nuanced view of the Me Too movement, small town judgments, and the powerful stories of women who have sought abortions.We wrap up the episode with an illuminating discussion on the Turn Away Study and its profound impact on women's lives. We delve into the mental health repercussions faced by women who were steadfast pro-life but had to undergo an abortion, and how the Me Too movement has further complicated the landscape. Patrice also sheds light on the lack of training in medical schools when it comes to abortion care. This thought-provoking episode is a compelling blend of personal anecdotes, professional insights, and important discussions. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of abortion care and its many intricacies.Support the Show.
From Physician to CEO, the Journey of Jonathan Baktari MD & Turning a Passion Into a Career
Jun 23 2023
From Physician to CEO, the Journey of Jonathan Baktari MD & Turning a Passion Into a Career
Dr. Jonathan Baktari is  a triple board certified physician in pulmonary critical care, CEO of e7health, enational health, and US drug testing centers,  and host of the Baktari MD show. He has served as clinical faculty for several medical schools including Unv of Nevada and Touro University and has been the medical director of many institutions. He brings over 20 years of experience to the podcast to share his medical journey and how he went from working in the ICU to being the CEO of multiple organizations. He shares his wisdom on his outlook on medicine, how he prevented burnout, and how to turn a passion into a long lasting career. We know you will enjoy this episode. Links to Dr. Baktari's platforms are posted below. Social media:https://www.facebook.com/BaktariMD/www.tiktok.com/@baktarimdhttps://twitter.com/baktarimd?lang=enhttps://www.youtube.com/c/BaktariMDhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/baktarimd/Websites for show notes:www.enationaltesting.comwww.usdrugtestcenters.comwww.e7health.comwww.baktarimd.com Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Medical Whistleblowing ft. Jonathan Tycko
May 20 2023
Medical Whistleblowing ft. Jonathan Tycko
Lawyer, Jonathan Tycko, joins us on this week's episode to talk about representing healthcare workers and others in whistleblower cases. In his 25 years Tycko has represented a wide range of clients, including individuals, Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses, and non-profit associations, in both trial and appellate courts around the country.  Although he continues to handle a variety of cases, his current practice is focused primarily on helping whistleblowers expose fraud and corruption through qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act and other similar whistleblower statutes.  Mr. Tycko’s whistleblower clients have brought to light hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud in cases involving healthcare, government contracts, customs duties and tariffs, banking, and tax. Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
The Mock Interview ft. (future) M.D. Panayotis Jusakos
Oct 28 2022
The Mock Interview ft. (future) M.D. Panayotis Jusakos
Welcome to this week's episode of the Off-White Coat podcast! I invited my good friend, Panayotis Jusakos, to join me in preparation of residency interview season. We have officially applied to our top programs and are starting to receive interview requests, so what better way to practice for the interviews than to ask each other the tough questions? If you are about to begin this part of your medical journey or are going through it now, then this is the episode for you. Try these questions out for yourself! Good luck and enjoy! Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Finding Time for Hobbies While Practicing Medicine ft. Matt McLean M.D.
Oct 15 2022
Finding Time for Hobbies While Practicing Medicine ft. Matt McLean M.D.
Welcome to this week's episode with Doctor Matt McLean! Matt and Jordan spent their time on the island together where they bonded over their love for football and medical passions. In this episode, we discuss the need to take advantage of rotating at programs you could see yourself pursuing a residency at in the future. We also both believe that the top two things you need to know to determine a residency program: location and/or specialty. Knowing one or both of these things will help tremendously when trying to decide your future program. And we get to know Matt a little better outside of the medical world and what his big time hobbies are. Skip to the end to find out!  Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.
Residencies & The Applications Of Earning One ft. Mary Bess Skinner
Sep 24 2022
Residencies & The Applications Of Earning One ft. Mary Bess Skinner
In the midst of the application process, Jordan sits down with his girl friend Mary Bess to catch up on the entire process. Jordan is a MS4 getting ready to apply to his dream programs in just a few short weeks. We go over the checklist of what is needed in applying to residencies, including: purchasing your ERAS token, updating your CV, a standout personal statement, how to get those pesky LORs, peppering in quirky details throughout your application, and some top tools to make it all easier. If you're getting ready to apply this year, this is the episode you don't want to miss! Also, check out our social media to see Jordan's original medical school application photo, that we somehow thought was great at the time. This is your sign to get a professional to take your official photo people ha! Picmonic boosts confidence and grades. Our IRB study proved that with the Picmonic learning system students increase retention and test scores.Years ago, psychologists and education researchers found mnemonics to be an effective tool in increasing retention and memory recall. Today, lots of different strategies for learning and memorization using mnemonics exist including keyword, phrase, music and image mnemonics.Use code OFFWHITECOAT for 20% off Dedicated technology for medical schools, residency and health programs looking to optimize performance on in-service and licensure exams. Students get access to the content, questions, explanations, and all benefits of the SmartBank to help enhance their performances on high-stakes exams. TrueLearn provides national average comparisons, including score, percentile, and category weaknesses according to the exam blueprint. Use code OFFWHITECOAT for $25 off your purchase.Support the Show.