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Join Andrew Tisser with Dr. Jerry Balentine as they discuss about Undergraduate Medical Education and Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jerry also talks about the importance of trying different things to find out what you really want to do, take opportunities as they come throughout your career, and other pieces of advice!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Work hard on being a good clinician and use that as your foundation.
  • Two ways to get involved in undergraduate medical education.
  • Figure out what learner level you enjoy teaching and then build experience.
  • The best teachers at all levels in medical education are the ones who love taking care of patients.
  • What kind of person is suited to becoming a dean or other upper-level positions in a medical school?
  • And much more!


Today’s Guest

Jerry Balentine, DO~

An expert in emergency medicine, Jerry Balentine, D.O., served as chief medical officer and executive vice president of St. Barnabas Hospital and Healthcare System in the Bronx prior to becoming vice president for medical affairs and global health in 2014. He held numerous other positions throughout his career, including as a hospital medical director, emergency department director, and residency director.

Balentine has been a faculty member at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2009, and recently served as acting chair of the emergency medicine division within the Department of Medicine.

A graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia and his emergency medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he also served as chief resident. He earned his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.

Balentine has authored and edited many web and textbook chapters and is medical editor of the New York Medical Journal. He is also a medical author for the WebMD network, which includes MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, and WebMD.

His current areas of research focus on non-academic interventions with medicals students in order to help them increase empathy and decrease burnout; eSports; and the role medical providers play in preventing chronic and acute injuries.


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