For medical students, by medical students
My name is Ria Mulherkar, and I’m a resident physician training in Radiation Oncology. I graduated in 2020 from the Drexel University College of Medicine.
I realized pretty early on that medical school is no easy feat. I also realized that some of the most helpful teaching and advice came from upperclassmen who had just recently been in my shoes. And so I created Spoonful of Sugar – a platform where seasoned medical students could impart some of their wisdom onto each other. Now that I’m a resident, I’ve started the “Clinical Concepts” series for higher level reviews to help connect material from textbooks and exams to actual clinical practice.
Each episode of Spoonful of Sugar is hosted by a medical student or resident. We review medical topics, primarily at the level tested on USMLE Step 1, in bite-sized pieces. In the “Clinical Concepts” series, topics are more focused on practical application. We try to integrate topics from all different subjects in medicine, and we ask lots of questions throughout our episodes to keep listeners engaged. Most importantly, we try to explain concepts so they are simple and easy to understand.
When you tune in to our podcast, it doesn’t matter if you get every answer right or get every answer wrong. When you listen, engage, and understand, the learning will happen on its own.
We’ve all had our SoS moments in medical school. Perhaps all we need is a Spoonful of Sugar, to help the medicine go down.
Listen. Engage. Understand.