The ninth episode of the podcast Dextrocardia by UMHS features an interview with Aaron D'Souza, a second-year medical student and Genetics TA (teaching assistant) at UMHS. Genetics is full of abbreviated names, pedigrees, and surprisingly, math. Not to worry, though, because TA Aaron D'Souza shares best practices to do well in this class. Aaron is an MS2 student at UMHS. He's joining us from Toronto, Canada. After completing a double major in Health Sciences and Psychology (with a focus on Neuroscience) at the University of Toronto, he started on his endeavor to become a physician at UMHS. On campus, he’s a board member of Brainstorms, a club whose goal is to enhance the soft skills that it takes to be a great physician, such as teaching, exploring cases, leading teams and organizing workshops.
Other than school, he loves playing soccer (including being a part of the UMHS soccer team). In addition, he enjoys rock climbing, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Dextrocardia features interviews with fellow medical students, medical school faculty, and medical practitioners on everything from how to succeed in medical school, to fighting racial inequality in medicine and how medical students are working in the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement.
Episodes are released every other Tuesday. Dextrocardia is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Podbean.
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(Top photo): UMHS student & Genetics TA Aaron D'Souza is interviewed on Dextrocardia Podcast Episode 9, now avaiable. Photo: Courtesy of Mr. D'Souza.
Scott is Director of Digital Content & Alumni Communications Liaison at UMHS and editor of the UMHS Endeavour blog. When he's not writing about UMHS students, faculty, events, public health, alumni and UMHS research, he writes and edits Broadway theater reviews for a website he publishes in New York City, StageZine.com.