The Road to Residency

John Arshadi

The Road to Residency Podcast is the show dedicated to helping you match into the residency of your dreams! Your host, John Arshadi, has helped hundreds of individuals just like you over the years as an Instructor for the Institute of Medical Boards and an Academic Medical Advisor for Kaplan Medical. Join us every week to gain practical knowledge, tools, and guidance, as well as hear inspiring personal stories of how others have done it to support you along your own journey on the road to residency. Please help us get this message out there by sharing and supporting our show! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roadtoresidency/support

The Inside Scoop on the Missouri AP (Assistant Physician) with Dr. Faarina Khan
Jun 11 2021
The Inside Scoop on the Missouri AP (Assistant Physician) with Dr. Faarina Khan
Ever wonder about the Missouri Assistant Physician and how to go about obtaining this limited license while pursuing residency? Dr. Faarina Khan is on the show this week with the inside scoop about this fairly new position. Application ProcessApplication Criteria, and Common Myths and Precautions  Dr. Khan also discusses how she became a board member if three different medical organizations and goes into more detail about them. You can learn more about these organizations here: National Association of Assistant/Associate PhysiciansUnmatched and Unemployed Doctors of AmericaAmerican Society of Physicians You can learn more about the Assistant Physician position as well as apply by clicking here. I thank Dr. Faarina Khan for being on our show and congratulate her for matching into family medicine this year. Remember, we are always available to you for any questions regarding the Match, Residency, and Medical School. Feel free to reach out to us below! Dr. Faarina Khan: faarinakhan@gmail.com Dr. John Arshadi: john@theresidencymentor.com Also, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! The 2022 Match season is upon us (you should already be reviewing your programs and working on your personal statements by now) and you don’t want to miss any of our upcoming episodes. I’ll be publishing more frequently and providing you with tools and tips to perfect those supporting documents, ace those interviews, and dominate the match! Here at the Road to Residency, we’re all about providing value and impact and we invite you to share in this endeavour with us. If you find this Podcast helpful, please be sure to rate and review it on Apple iTunes, as well as share the episode with your friends, family, and social media. We really need your help to get the word out there and allow new listeners to find us. Feel free to also check out our website at and leave us a comment! Enjoy this Episode? Click here to rate and review! We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you in the next episode. To your success! --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
The One with the Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Danielle Ward
Jun 4 2021
The One with the Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Danielle Ward
In this episode of The Road to Residency, I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Danielle Ward about her road to residency. Dr. Ward tells us her story about how she made it into med school as a single mother with a 2.2 GPA and eventually matched into Plastic Surgery which was the specialty of her dreams.  We also talk about her inspirational blog AspiringMinorityDoctor.com and her new book Atypical Premed: A non-traditional student's guide to applying to medical school. Danielle and I are always available for any questions regarding the Match, Residency, and Medical School. Feel free to reach out to us below! Dr. Danielle Ward: aspiringminoritydoctor@gmail.com Dr. John Arshadi: john@theresidencymentor.com Also be sure to check out her blog at aspiringminoritydoctor.com! Also, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! The 2022 Match season is upon us (you should already be reviewing your programs and working on your personal statements by now) and you don’t want to miss any of our upcoming episodes. I’ll be publishing more frequently and providing you with tools and tips to perfect those supporting documents, ace those interviews, and dominate the match! Here at the Road to Residency, we’re all about providing value and impact and we invite you to share in this endeavour with us. If you find this Podcast helpful, please be sure to rate and review it on Apple iTunes, as well as share the episode with your friends, family, and social media. We really need your help to get the word out there and allow new listeners to find us. Feel free to also check out our website at and leave us a comment! Enjoy this Episode? Click here to rate and review! We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you in the next episode. To your success! --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
What to know before you start Residency
May 18 2021
What to know before you start Residency
In this episode of The Road to Residency, I talk to Brenda Thompson about a side of residency we may not always think about as students, especially international medical graduates. Join us for this insightful perspective from someone who has held multiple roles spanning 10 years in Graduate Medical Education. Brenda has a new book coming out called Graduate Medical Education [re]Think [re]Claim [re]Design [re]Create A Memoir and Call to Action. The book will be available by the end of the month! A link will be dropped below when it has arrived or look out for it on Amazon Kindle. Till then you can reach out to either one of us with any questions. In this Episode we discuss topics such as: What are programs looking for in a resident?What are some barriers of success for residents and what can you do to avoid those barriers?What are the ACGME 6 competencies and the milestones that need to be met in residency?What role does professionalism play and how can you assure you keep a professional demeanor?How can we protect ourselves from burn out?And more! Brenda and I are always available for any questions regarding the Match and Residency. Feel free to reach out to us below! Brenda Thompson:           Email: btchicago@live.com Dr. John Arshadi:               Email: john@theresidencymentor.com Also check out this article for more helpful info! Also, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! The 2022 Match season is upon us (you should already be reviewing your programs and working on your personal statements by now) and you don’t want to miss any of our upcoming episodes. I’ll be publishing more frequently and providing you with tools and tips to perfect those supporting documents, ace those interviews, and dominate the match! Here at the Road to Residency, we’re all about providing value and impact and we invite you to share in this endeavour with us. If you find this Podcast helpful, please be sure to rate and review it on Apple iTunes, as well as share the episode with your friends, family, and social media. We really need your help to get the word out there and allow new listeners to find us. Feel free to also check out our website at and leave us a comment! Enjoy this Episode? Click here to rate and review! We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you in the next episode. To your success! --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Episode 6 - Dr. Zeel Shah
Apr 23 2021
Episode 6 - Dr. Zeel Shah
This was a special episode because it was our first video podcast! Go check it out on Zeel's YouTube channel right now! was such a pleasure having Dr. Zeel Shah on the show. She gave us really great tips on networking and the application process in general. You can check out her COVID-19 website here: you have any questions regarding her work or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out to her through her YouTube channel or on LinkedIn. Also, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! The 2022 Match season is upon us (you should already be reviewing your programs and working on your personal statements by now) and you don’t want to miss any of our upcoming episodes. I’ll be publishing more frequently and providing you with tools and tips perfect those supporting documents, ace those interviews, and dominate the match! Here at the Road to Residency, we’re all about providing value and impact and we invite you to share in this endeavour with us. If you find this Podcast helpful, please be sure to rate and review it on Apple iTunes, as well as share the episode with your friends, family, and social media. We really need your help to get the word out there and allow new listeners to find us.  Feel free to also check out our website at and leave us a comment or message!  Enjoyed this episode? Click here to leave us a rating and review! We appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you in the next episode. To your success! --- Send in a voice message: this podcast: