Matthew Hidalgo (1 Posts)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Matthew is a fourth year medical student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg, TX class of 2021. In 2016, he graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and weight training in his free time. After graduating from medical school, Matthew would like to pursue a career in anesthesiology.
My friends and I wished we knew how to flourish from the beginning, so we decided to create Wards & Boards, a peer-to-peer mentorship mobile app. The app compiled advice from fourth-year medical students who completed each clerkship designed for third-year students beginning their first rotation.
Everyone has heard of startups. For many of us, the term “startup” is a reference to technology companies in Silicon Valley. Companies like Google and Apple for example. These companies are so well-known to us because their products and services have and continue to significantly shape and define the world we live in today, from how we purchase almost everything we buy to how we communicate with almost everyone we know. But startups seem to have become more than just providers of goods and services — they’ve become lore of our capitalistic society: a standard for what it means to be truly successful.
The start of medical school is an exciting point in every student’s path toward finally becoming a physician. While you should be spending the majority of your day learning and part of each day marveling in the uniqueness of human anatomy and physiology, it is important for us to remain aware of the barriers to care that exist within the systems we train, and eventually practice in. But now more than ever, being a medical student with a penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship can lead to opportunities to create real change and impact real patients.
Konstantin Karmazin, MD (1 Posts)
Physician Guest Writer
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Currently a first-year medical intern at Mount Sinai Beth Israel completing my prelim year prior to starting my training in neurology. My clinical focuses are on movement disorders, neuroendocrinology, and cognitive neurology. I graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2016.
Outside of the hospital, I am passionate about the development of new technologies to make patient care better, cheaper, and more pleasant. I pursue these interests primarily as a Clinical Fellow at the Joseph H. Kanter Foundation working towards the creation of a Learning Health System.
Formerly, I served as a StartUp Health Fellow and professional consultant with a wide range of experience in the healthcare field. I spent several years consulting across the US focusing on hospital reimbursement, payor negotiations, and clinical care coordination across multi-disciplinary teams.