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“On Call” is a podcast dedicated to all aspects of medical training – from admissions and clinical pearls to philosophies about medicine and team-based, patient-centered care, Dr. Rishi Kumar uses his experience as a former admissions committee member, board certified anesthesiologist and combined critical care/cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow to delve into the realities of life as a physician.

Episode 003 – Tips For Writing Your Personal Statement

A pivotal part of any application process is composing a personal statement (PS). This can be stressful as we're not usually accustomed to writing...

Episode 002 – Tips For Writing Your CV/Résumé

A curriculum vitae (CV) catalogs your working career (including accolades, presentations, publications, education, extracurriculars, etc.) in a chronological order with detail. I think about...

Episode 001 – Inaugural Podcast Episode!

This inaugural episode of "On Call" describes how this podcast came to be and a little about me! :-)

“On Call” Podcast Launch And Setup

Over the last year, I've been doing Instagram Live videos covering medical lessons, random Q&As, my philosophies about medicine, communication in healthcare, and other...


I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.