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A message from the founder...


I started Medgeeks in 2013 to help students and clinicians get ahead in all aspects of medicine.

When I started PA school at UC Davis in 2010, there weren't any quality resources I could turn to. Everything was either oversimplified or overly complicated. 

As soon as I graduated in 2012, I made it my mission to create the best high-yield review on the market to help students master medicine. I also began working full-time in primary care and OBGYN as a solo provider. 

The more I practiced, the more I realized I was unprepared. I wasn't lacking medical knowledge per se, but I realized my program didn’t address the nuances of real-life application and the day-to-day realities that come with the practice of medicine.  

Because I started Medgeeks, I was fortunate enough to have thousands of conversations with practicing PAs, NPs, and physicians over the years. Everyone I spoke with felt the same, and I quickly realized I wasn't alone. 

I noticed that many students and clinicians focus only on the disease process but tend to neglect everything else because they don't view it as equally important. But once in practice, we quickly realize we have an incomplete picture of how things work.

After all, school prepares you to diagnose and manage the hundreds of diseases you're expected to know once you graduate. Because of this, we only spend our time learning about disease and pharmacotherapy. 

Don't get me wrong; this is 100% necessary. Medical education is structured that way because you do manage diseases. Your clinical knowledge is essential.

But, I found that clinicians struggle to move beyond this approach and don't realize the underlying problem until they burn out.

Our goal with Medgeeks is to help all clinicians live a fulfilled life they love (in every area).

Medicine is a profession where you can't just "mail it in."

  • You will make mistakes if you don’t have the core medical knowledge

  • You will make mistakes if you aren't fully present

  • You will make mistakes if you burn out

All these mistakes are at the expense of another human being's health; this is a BIG deal.

For the last nine years, we've been working to simplify and address all the components necessary to succeed as a clinician.

The truth is we need to take a holistic approach and address every part of the clinician. If we neglect one part of the equation, the clinician is at risk for burnout.

Burnout, in turn, leads to medical errors.

As a result, the patient and clinician suffer.

Remember, you can't help your patients without first helping yourself. This is why we created our free community...

I’ll be sharing medical pearls, thoughts on living a fulfilled life as a clinician, and various other reflections to try and help improve your personal and professional life (to the best of my abilities). 

My perspective on medicine is a by-product of three major life events:

  • Practicing medicine as a physician assistant

  • Starting, growing, and managing Medgeeks (medical education) for the last decade of my life

  • Experiencing the health care system through the lens of a patient as we look for answers to help my daughter

Click here to join the free community

- Andrew
Founder of Medgeeks

 

Need help honing your clinical skills?
We have two programs that will help...

 

Primary Care Essentials: Our six-month structured primary care medicine program will help get you up to speed with the most commonly encountered problems in practice. This is specifically for the practicing clinician (PA or NP) working primary care medicine.

We have three areas of focus:

  • Non-clinical (documentation, learning to communicate with patients, preventing mistakes, etc)

  • Clinical (diagnosing, workup, management, etc)

  • Life as a clinician (increasing confidence, preventing burnout, work-life balance, etc)

Click here to learn more about Primary Care Essentials

 

Demystifying Medicine: Our new and improved high-yield review for 2023. This is specifically for the clinician in training (PA, NP, or medical students studying for USMLE Step 2/3). We have four areas of focus:

  • Didactic Medicine

  • Preparation for Rotations

  • Board Review

  • Recertification Review

Click here to learn more about Demystifying Medicine