BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #147

Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship

with Dr. Sahil Mehta

We talk with Dr. Sahil Mehta, founder of MedSchoolCoach, about how a side gig as an MCAT and med school tutor scaled up into a successful business. We also talk about the importance of passion projects of all types and sizes in preventing burnout, and avoiding "analysis paralysis" when it comes to starting a new business.

Sponsored by:

RADPAD® Radiation Protection
Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship with Dr. Sahil Mehta on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Ep 147 Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship with Dr. Sahil Mehta
00:00 / 01:04

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2021, August 9). Ep. 147 – Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

Earn CME

Reflect on how this Podcast applies to your day-to-day and earn AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs.
Follow the button below to get started with CMEfy.

BackTable CMEfy button

Stay Up To Date

Follow:

Subscribe:

Sign Up:

Podcast Contributors

Dr. Sahil Mehta discusses Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship on the BackTable 147 Podcast

Dr. Sahil Mehta

Dr. Sahil Mehta is a practicing Interventional Radiologist with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachussetts and the Founder and CEO of MedSchoolCoach.

Dr. Aaron Fritts discusses Passion Projects & Entrepreneurship on the BackTable 147 Podcast

Dr. Aaron Fritts

Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, TX.

Show Notes

In this episode, physician entrepreneurs Dr. Sahil Mehta and Dr. Aaron Fritts discuss how they started their passion projects and share business operations advice for budding entrepreneurs.

Dr. Mehta starts the show by telling the origin story of MedSchoolCoach, an online educational platform created to help students achieve their goals of entering medicine. MedSchoolCoach offers academic and career resources for high school, college, and medical students. While Dr. Mehta was a medical student when he originally had the idea for the company, the majority of business development occurred in his IR fellowship year.

The doctors talk about how passion projects can protect against burnout and actually relieve academic and financial stress from working in clinical practice. They also emphasize how they can apply business concepts to enhance their clinical practices. For example, marketing MedSchoolCoach to consumers taught Dr. Mehta how to better market IR procedures directly to patients.

Scaling up a business can present obstacles, so Dr. Mehta outlines strategies for hiring the right people, conducting market research, and making effective use of social media. He highlights the fact that motivated and talented employees can always learn specific industry knowledge.

To anyone who is debating whether or not to pursue a passion project, Dr. Mehta advises them to avoid over-analysis and jump into the idea because it will always be a learning experience.

Resources

Disclaimer: The Materials available on BackTable.com are for informational and educational purposes only and are not a substitute for the professional judgment of a healthcare professional in diagnosing and treating patients. The opinions expressed by participants of the BackTable Podcast belong solely to the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of BackTable.

Earn CME When You Listen to BackTable CMEfy

Up Next

The Man Behind the Sheath: How Dr. Gary Ansel went from Almost TV Repairman to Endovascular Innovator with Dr. Gary Ansel on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Drawing Outside the Lines: Creating a New Practice Paradigm with Dr. Sandeep Bagla on the BackTable VI Podcast)
The Butterfly Story with Dr. John Martin on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Innovation MD: An Interview With David Liu with Dr. David Liu on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Blockchain MD: Healthcare Applications with Dr. Leah Houston and Dr. Tim Yates on the BackTable VI Podcast)
New Tools to Treat Severe Distal Femoropopliteal Disease with Dr. John Rundback on the BackTable VI Podcast)

Articles

Topics

Learn about Innovation on BackTable VI

Get in touch!

We want to hear from you. Let us know if you’re interested in partnering with BackTable as a Podcast guest, a sponsor, or as a member of the BackTable Team.

Select which show(s) you would like to subscribe to:

Thanks! Message sent.