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Academic OB/GYN Podcast Episode 17 – Suture Physics

Host Dr Nicholas Fogelson talks with urogyn fellow Tyler Muffly of Cleveland Clinic about his research on suture knots and materials, getting into urogynecology fellowship, and how you can tell if a medical students is going into surgery by looking at the pockets of their white coat.

Academic OB/GYN Podcast Episode 17 – Suture Physics

Image courtesy of Fizziatrist at A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor
  1. Tyler Muffly
    March 20, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Dr. Fogelson,

    Thank you for having me on the podcast! I enjoyed speaking with you and I hope that others enjoy the conversation.

    Tyler Muffly


  2. MomTFH
    April 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I saw this cartoon, and it made me think of this podcast.


  3. Eric Behrman
    August 4, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Dr. Fogelson,
    I am a 4th year med student gunning for ob/g. I am a newcomer to academic ob/gyn and love it. Thank you for putting this all together.
    During your conversation with Dr. Muffly the two of you said, “To all the medical students listening, when interviewing for residency don’t pay for anything until January 1st because you can write it off against your upcoming residency income, if you pay for it before you don’t make any money and it is not deductable anymore.” . . . how do you do that? How do approach all the traveling and applications and hold off paying for them until January?


  4. August 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Eric – I’m glad to hear you enjoy the blog and podcast. Perhaps you’ll write something for the blog in the future? Always looking for guest posts.

    I am not an accountant, so I could be potentially wrong, but here’s what I think.

    To keep interview expenses deductible they have to be paid in the tax year you have income. The best way to do this is to wait until Jan 1 to pay the credit card bill. You can then claim the expenses as job search expenses. You should keep records of when you paid the credit card bill, because the receipts will have the previous year’s dates on them.

    Ultimately the first year’s taxes should be 0, since after you deduct your interview expenses you will have less income than the taxable threshold. If you can write off some med school tuition through Hope Lifetime Learning Credit you should get most if not all of your withholdings + a tax credit on top. Aint it great to be poor? Don’t worry you will pay it back in the future!


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