The Female Doc Show

Dr. Roozehra Khan

I created the Female Doc Show to deconstruct how to be a happy, wealthy, and successful woman in medicine, and do it unapologetically! This podcast will feature interviews with other female doctors + underrepresented groups in medicine, and cover topics like combating workplace discrimination and implicit bias.

All Episodes

In this episode I help a listener figure out ways to get back on track to concentrating on her studies. Relationships and heart breaks are hard, but you'll be good to go with these 10 tips! Works like a charm! You got this.

Oct 20

39 min 48 sec

I had a great live session answering questions with Touro COM's AMWA chapter and I answered questions like: 1. To start off, this past year and a half we have been involved in probably the most severe pandemic we have seen in modern human history and many of our healthcare workers, including yourself, had to be on the front lines. How did this impact you as a physician and has it changed your perspective of your career? Tune in to hear the answer!

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Sep 15

1 hr 11 min

In this episode I break down the story of my first job interview and how I had to overcome the boys club by self promoting. Many women find it very difficult to talk about accomplishments, especially during an interview. You’re not alone. This is because you have been told since you were a little girl that you should not be boastful. This is not unfounded. You’re right, because we’ve heard over and over again that strong women are perceived as bitches in the workplace. Successful women are considered less likable. You’ll learn all about the self promotion gap, and how to combat it!

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Aug 11

12 min 18 sec

This week I talk with Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Reza Kermani about his journey through the machismo surgical culture and how his gay sexual orientation as a middle eastern man caused him to make certain residency choices, that interestingly, never limited him in becoming a top tier surgeon. His go getter attitude will leave you inspired!

Jul 28

31 min 56 sec

I talk with Dr. Kimi Caswell about her early dental career years. She said "I met with several dentists and orthodontists and they were gracious enough to take me to lunch, but they were defining my role for me. You know, you should be a wife, you should have children. You shouldn't try to open an office. You should practice one day a week." Sound familiar?

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Jul 14

26 min 44 sec

In this episode, I answer a listener's question. Dear Female Doc, I failed to get into medical school for the second year in a row. I just know that it’s my dream and I want to give it one more try, but I don’t know if I’m actually smart enough for it right now. I’m lost. Please help! Should I apply again or just forget it?

Jun 30

15 min 38 sec

In this episode, I break down all the details of what it's like being a traveling doctor, how you can be one too, and all the pros and cons. The traveling doctor field is also called Locum Tenans.

Jun 16

19 min 7 sec

I talk with Dr. Stephanie Woelfel DPT about the taking the time to get to know yourself, so you can really find true balance. She had THE plan in her head. You know, where it's like, okay, I'm done with school and I got a job and now I'm going to get married and I'm going to buy a house, and all of these things that society or just the way you grew up, kind of tells you is the order. Both of us have similar paths in that we kind of thought our careers and life was going to go a certain way and then it didn't, but in the most beautifully "wrong" way that we thought it was supposed to go.  I wonder, do you feel the  same?

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May 26

20 min 1 sec

Today, we're going to be talking a little bit about burnout and we'll be diving deep into how to pull yourself out of the burnout that comes with more severe personal trauma.  I can't wait for you guys to listen. XOXO, The Female Doc

May 19

30 min

Today, I'm joined by my friend, Dr. Cherise Lathan, another badass female doctor who is a clinical supervisor managing neuro, ortho, and trauma teams for physical therapy! We're so excited to share our thoughts on Dating and Doctoring! I can't wait for you guys to dive in.

May 12

38 min 46 sec

Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about imposter syndrome and how we can combat these kinds of invasive workplace issues that are so common. So, today's guest is Dr. Toyin Alli, PhD and we're going to dig into the belief systems that come up so often for some of us in the healthcare sphere. She's amazing and I can't wait for you guys to dive into this episode!   XOXO, The Female Doc

Apr 28

22 min 40 sec

Today, I wanted to talk a little bit more about academic medicine and what a successful career in academic medicine really looks like. So, today's guest is Dr. Inga Hoffman and she's had an incredible academic career and she's really enjoyed it. She's very passionate about it and I can't wait to dive a little bit more into all of the positive parts of academic medicine and really what it looks like to build and lead through academic medicine.

Apr 7

35 min 21 sec

So, what is a mentor exactly? On this week's episode, I'm going to break down mentors for you and dig into what mentorship really is. Last week, we were able to see the power of female mentorship. This week I'm also going to talk about something called sponsors and sponsorship. That's a term that we typically don't hear in the professional space as often. So I'm going to dive a little bit deeper into what a real sponsor is.  Welcome to The Female Doc show.

Mar 30

17 min 50 sec

Not every woman has to work. Not every woman has to stay at home. There shouldn't be a war between working moms and stay-at-home moms. We should be a sisterhood. In this episode, Dr. Khan talks with Dr. Amber Miller, Dr. Melissa Eseltine Bass, and Dr. Linda Kalamkeryan, female doctors she met during the ICU Surge in California about how much women in healthcare can accomplish when they collaborate in their different roles.

Mar 23

47 min 39 sec

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine explored the gender roles of career-oriented academic MDs in the workplace juxtaposed with domestic responsibilities. Women in the study were more likely to have partners who worked full-time at a rate of 85.6% compared to men at 44.9%. In this episode, Dr. Khan discusses how household responsibilities can hinder academic career achievement for women!

Mar 2

16 min 19 sec

Men are labeled ambitious. Women are labeled aggressive. Men are labeled leaders. Women are labeled bossy. Men get powerful labels, and women get negative ones. In this episode, Dr. Khan explains how labels often hold back women from asking for what they want or behaving how they in the workplace for fear of not being liked or not being a team player. She discusses how you can help combat this stigma! 

Feb 15

12 min 52 sec

In this episode, Dr. Khan describes a perplexing patient case that was originally thought to be a classic heart attack (STEMI). What will the final diagnosis be? How did Dr. Khan solve this mystery case? Listen to find out!

Feb 8

18 min 13 sec

Burnout syndrome is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. I burned out early. Right out of fellowship, Dr. Khan no longer wanted to be a doctor. The grueling hours, her grumpy co-workers, and distant patient engagements left her totally exhausted. However, over the course of a year, Dr. Khan was able to rediscover her passion for medicine. In this episode, learn the 5 ways Dr. Khan was able to overcome burnout. 

Feb 1

18 min 47 sec

In this episode, Dr. Khan answers an audience question on how to manage an amazing career and pair that with creating a family life that you want. Dr. Khan breaks it down into three categories: personal life, family life, and what it means to be a great physician. She shares her insight and personal experience on how to achieve and manage it all!

Jan 25

22 min 22 sec

Dr. Khan dives deep into the hot topic of the differences between a DO and an MD. This is a super common question Dr. Khan gets, especially in the US, as there's a stigma that DOs are not real doctors (which is not true)! In this episode, Dr. Khan busts myths about the osteopathic profession in the United States.

Jan 18

19 min 23 sec

In this episode, Dr. Khan reflects on her career as a female physician and the lessons she's learned. Dr. Khan shares the Top 10 Lessons she’s learned as a woman in medicine - everything from breaking childhood behaviors to creating boundaries for yourself in the workplace is covered! 

Jan 11

31 min 32 sec

In this episode, Dr. Khan takes an audience question from a DO family medicine resident applying for her first attending job. Dr. Khan shares tips on how to negotiate contracts (one of her favorite topics) and how she was successful in negotiating an extra $25,000 with one email!

Jan 11

25 min 12 sec

Dr. Khan is joined by her friend, Dr. Cherise Lathan, another badass female doctor who is a clinical supervisor managing neuro, ortho, and trauma teams for physical therapy! Dr. Khan and Dr. Lathan share their personal stories of what’s it’s like to be a female doctor, workplace issues they’ve faced and so much more! 

Jan 11

33 min 39 sec

Tune in to learn more about my new podcast called The Female Doc Show! I created the Female Doc Show to deconstruct how to be a happy, wealthy, and successful women in medicine, and do it unapologetically! This podcast will feature interviews with other female doctors + underrepresented groups in medicine, and cover topics like combating workplace discrimination and implicit bias.

Dec 2020

3 min 27 sec