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About us

What Medgeeks is all about...

Our Mission is to disrupt medical education.

Believe it or not, 40% of clinicians experience burnoutThis is because there’s more to medicine than just learning medicine.

Truth is burnout:

  • Impedes learning
  • Makes it difficult to stay up to date
  • Leads to medical errors

Eventually, work bleeds into your personal life and affects relationships with family, friends and loved ones.

It’s our philosophy that a holistic approach is necessary when teaching clinicians, as we (humans) aren’t just made of one part. Rather, we are a collection of many parts; ignoring one will lead to subpar results with the rest. 

 

Our Vision is to change the way we educate clinicians, which will create a ripple effect that will ultimately create a better world. 

We are so excited for the work we're doing that we want to share an announcement our CEO made regarding our company mission, vision, and values within Medgeeks:

The status quo medical model is broken and needs to change. It’s our goal to be at the forefront of this change with our clinical mentorship.

In just 12 weeks, we can take you from new grad to confident practitioner.

Afterwards, we can get you thinking and managing patients like someone with years of experience, in only 20 weeks.

Our clinical mentorships specialize in helping physician assistants and nurse practitioners working:

  • Family medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hospital medicine

Still in school? 

Medgeeks U is our track dedicated to helping physician assistants and nurse practitioner students get through exams, rotations, and ultimately, the boards.

You can learn more about each track at the bottom of this page. But, before we discuss the differences, let's discuss the core similarities.

 

First, let's talk about what our mentorship is not:

This is NOT another course. Yes, there is content and training, but at our core, we provide mentorship wherein we work with you to accomplish your goals.  

This looks different for everyone, which is why we take such a personalized approach. 

Whether you want to ...

  • Stop taking your work home
  • Have the skillset to work autonomously
  • Improve your "work life balance"
  • Be the best in your field

...or anything in between, we can definitely help. We've worked with thousands since 2013 and we're confident we can help take your career and life to the next level. 

Because we personally work with you on a 1:1 level, we need to make sure we are the right fit to grow together. This means our mentorship isn’t for everyone. 

This is NOT one size fits all. If you are accepted to work with us, the first step is building out a strategy and game plan to help you reach your goals in the shortest amount of time possible.

Most our clients come in thinking they need to address something very specific. But, after our first advising session (which you can schedule free below), they realize they have been focusing on the wrong thing altogether.

It's hard to know what to focus on that will accelerate growth when you can't see the forest for the trees. This is where we come in.

We coach and mentor you in two ways:

 

Mentoring for performance and for development

We want to teach you, help you, and empower you by focusing on two things:

  1. Development
  2. ​Performance

Let's talk development first:

This is where we teach you how to think about both every day problems and complex medical problems.

We'll be empowering you to set you up for success when you have no one to turn to.

Coaching for development is often much harder and neglected. This is why most people often struggle to see patients, take work home, and lack confidence.

Now, let's discuss perfomance, which is what most clinicians want.

This is answering situational questions with a problem you are having now:

“I have a 50 year old male patient, presenting with ‘x, y, z’. He has ‘x’ comorbid conditions and is on ‘y’ medications. Previous labs show “z”. How should I proceed?”

Coaching for performance is much easier because it gives more immediate results; there is something tangible to fix right now. The downfall is that it also gives the false feeling and illusion that this is the best way to learn. 

Spoiler alert: it’s not.

The problem is most clinicians don’t know the problems they will be facing in the future, because they’ve never experienced them. Therefore, most will wait until they hit said problems before asking for help. 

Instead, what if we could prepare you for the things we know are coming? 

And when they do come, you won’t ever need to ask for help…

...or at the very least, not as frequent, and the help won’t be as extensive. 

As you can see, both perfomace and developement are equally important. The problem is most clinicians don’t want to focus on development. Truth is, most don’t even know there’s a difference (we do) or choose not to address it because it’s harder, takes more time, and there isn't immediate satisfaction. 

When we address the development, we shift the focus from the problem to be solved, and onto the person who is fixing it (you).

By turning the conversation from a situation to you, we are showing you how to learn, think, and grow from the situation. 

This is where the magic happens!

Like we said, our goal is to empower you to be your best version.

At the end of the day, we want to teach you how to get results repeatedly without us. We don’t want you to have to depend on us every single time a problem arises because the reality is, we won’t be with you 24/7.

This is why at Medgeeks, we focus on development and performance inside our mentorship programs.

 

If you become a client, you will always come first. 

We will always have your best interest at heart without fail. It may not seem like it at times, but the boundaries and constraints we put forth are to push you to be better. 

The truth is we give a damn and will never judge you.

We are here to guide and challenge you so that you can make your mistakes with us, and not with your patients.

We will always ensure you have mastery of the basics first, as this produces the greatest results in the quickest amount of time.

After this, we can dig into the nuances that allow you to shape your own style and practice. 

But, a strong foundation is what’s most important. Don't get ahead of yourself and think you already know this.

The truth is you’re not here for more information and you aren't struggling because there's a lack of information.

Every piece of information is made universally available on the internet.

There’s no shortage of information in books, youtube videos, podcasts, courses, and seminars.

But medicine is not just about information. If it were, we would have self taught clinicians who only ever read textbooks.

Medicine is complex and riddled with extreme nuance and no two patients are ever the same. 

But, we’ve figured out a way to teach you not only how to get out of survival mode, but also how to thrive in practice.

Don't worry, our process will make it manageable to do with your current work week. We’ll show you how to learn more in less time, all the while enabling you to have more time with friends and family.

The last thing we want is for you to keep grinding it out as you put sleep on the back burner. Most clinicians treat their lack of sleep as a badge of honor. But, this is also why 40% of those very same clinicians burn out.

I know, this doesn’t seem possible, but believe me it is.

We’ll show you where to focus your energy and attention to get the best results in the shortest amount of time possible. That's what a mentorship with Medgeeks can do.

 

Commit to us and we’ll commit to you. 

You’re capable of more than you think. The secret is to be strategic about your learning. 

Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” 

The work you do with us is more important than you realize.

You might not see it yet, because none of your colleagues are doing things this way. But, the ugly truth is that half your colleagues will be unhappy, stressed, and sleep deprived at some point in their career. 

Be careful who you learn from…

If you’d like to learn more about our mentorship tracks, we can send over more information:

Click here, answer a few questions and we'll take you to the right place

or

Click here to book an appointment to speak with a Medgeeks advisor

Our Amazing Team of Mentors

Clay Walker

Physician Assistant

Clay W. Walker, MSPA, PA-C is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program class of 2016. - Immediate/Urgent care PA 2016 - present - Medgeeks educator 2017 - present - Adjunct lecturer at Rush University Physician Assistant Program 2018 - present - Internal Medicine PA 2020 - present - Family medicine PA 2016 - 2019 - Interventional Radiology PA 2019 - 2020 - Certified to complete US guided interventional radiology procedures - PICC and Central Line placement certification - Nexplanon Insertion Certification - AAPA Case presenter x2 - JAAPA Peer Reviewer - Creator of the Wabash Valley College Health Professionals Club - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member - Illinois State Challenge Bowl Champion - AAPA National Challenge Bowl Contestant

Daniel Champigny

Physician Assistant

Daniel P. Champigny PA-C is a graduate of the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Physician Assistant program class of 2016. - Family medicine PA 2016 - present - Urgent care PA 2016 - present - Medgeeks educator 2017 - present - President of the Inaugural Penn State Hershey College of Medicine PA program class of 2016 - Pennsylvania State challenge bowl champion - Certified impact consultant for the diagnosis, management and return to play for athletes with concussions.

Joe Rad

Physician Assistant

Joe graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017. - Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep medicine 2017-present - Hematology and Medical oncology 2018-present.

Eric Gordon

Physician Assistant

Eric is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Physician Assistant Program class of 2016. He currently practices emergency medicine for Care Associates of Team Health in Texas and for Dispatch health. Dispatch health is truly unique in that he's making house calls for emergency complaints; in other words, he brings the ED to the patient. At Care Associates, aside from practicing medicine, he's also in charge of helping train both PA and NP residents. He was an academic tutor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, responsible for tutoring Physician Assistant students in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, neurology and nephrology. Lastly, Eric is the current host of the Medgeeks podcast. If you haven’t listened, then what are you waiting for!

Katelyn Reeve

Physician Assistant

Katelyn is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Physician Assistant program class of 2018 and graduated in the top 10% in her class. She completed her Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Telemedicine from Medical University of South Carolina and was the recipient of the Zipnosis Customer Service Award. She currently works as an emergency medicine physician assistant with Roper Emergency Physicians and they oversee the Roper Saint Francis hospital system in the Charleston area.

Luke Husby

Physician

Dr. Husby is a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and his finished residency as a chief resident at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.   He also completed a fellowship in global health from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and earned a diploma of tropical medicine from the University of Glasgow. He is an emergency medicine physician and an assistant professor and director of education and research of the Wilderness and Survival Medicine Section at the same Emergency Department. Dr. Husby has worked in several tropical environments including Zambia teaching with the World Health Organization, as well as work in other East African countries primarily Uganda and Tanzania.

Judy Finney

Physician

Judy Finney M.D. graduated from the Michigan State University School of Medicine in the top 5% of her class. She did her residency in internal medicine with Michigan State University Clinical Center and did a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Ingham Regional Medical Center. She also taught at Midwestern University School of Medicine. From 2001 - 2008 she was a clinical professor taking on one student at a time during their 3rd year clinical cardiology rotation to really help them excel. During that time, she also taught EKGs, Heart Sounds, and Murmurs to everyone in their cardiology rotation. From 2008-2011 Dr. Finney was assistant professor for the school of Medicine. During this time she re-wrote all objectives for the internal medicine rotation and created a database of questions they could use for testing during the internal medicine rotation.

Niket Sonpal

Physician

Dr. Sonpal is Assistant professor of medicine at Touro Osteopathic School of Medicine, associate program director for the internal medicine residency program at Brookdale University hospital, director of Medical education at Picmonic, and chief strategy officer at Medquest Test Prep.

Medgeeks Mentorship

We can send over more information if you’d like to learn more about a specific mentorship track:

  • Medgeeks U
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine

Click here, answer a few questions and we'll take you to the right place

or

Click here to book an appointment to speak with a Medgeeks advisor