EP. 120: ADHD, Medical School and Receiving Accommodations for the USMLE Board Exams with Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez
Today on Episode 120 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy invites Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez to her podcast. Dr. Sanchez earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and will join Adventist Health White Memorial (Los Angeles, CA) as a Family Medicine resident. While working with many underserved communities in Chicago and Los Angeles, Elizabeth found her niche in primary care where she integrates her passions of caring for underserved communities, public health advocacy, research and mentorship for the next generation of doctors.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Sanchez spent over 5 years working in translational and clinical research at the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and later at UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia. Most recently, Dr. Sanchez worked as medical data manager for COVID-19 testing at a San Jose medical start up called Work Health Solutions. She also is dedicated to mentoring medical students with adult ADHD and eliminating the stigma within the medical community.
Dr. Elizabeth Sanchez shares:
- Her ADHD story and the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis?
- Her experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- How her ADHD challenged her in medical school
- Her struggle with the NBME board and being denied additional time for the USMLE exams
- How socioeconomic status can affect a person’s ability to succeed with ADHD in medical school
- The importance of mentoring underrepresented minority medical students
- The key to living successfully with ADHD
- Her number one ADHD workaround?
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