A violinist turned doctor is hitting all the right notes on YouTube
Siobhan Deshauer is a fourth-year resident specializing in rheumatology at McMaster University. She also makes videos about health care under the social-media handle ViolinMD. Her channel now has over 770,000 subscribers; her top videos have 2.4 million views.
We chatted with ViolinMD about her background, her experience of training to become a doctor, her channel, and more. Check out our interview and a selection of her videos below.
GET TO KNOW ME: 20 Things About Violin MD
I'm a 3rd year internal medicine resident and today I'm going to tell you 20 things about me that you never knew!
Can Doctors Diagnose Rashes in PEOPLE OF COLOUR? (Diagnosing Lupus)
Mustapher became critically ill and was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 22. In this video you'll learn about his symptoms and his journey to diagnosis.
DOCTOR GOES TO GUYANA: Violin MD Visits Dialysis Clinic
Join me as I travel from Canada to Guyana to visit a dialysis clinic! I'm a Canadian resident doctor and I was fortunately enough to travel to Georgetown, Guyana BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic.
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOCTOR: Violin MD in GUYANA with CODE BLUE EMERGENCY!
Join me for a day in the life of a doctor inside the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana, South America.
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOCTOR: RHEUMATOLOGY
Join me for a day in the life of a doctor, specializing in rheumatology!
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOCTOR: NIGHT SHIFT WITH MY HUSBAND
Join me for a day in the life of a doctor and find out what a night shift in the hospital is like!
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DOCTOR: CARDIOLOGY
Join me for a day in the life of a doctor during my cardiology rotation!
21 year old ate THIS DIET and it caused BRAIN DAMAGE: Medical Case Report
Meet James, a 21 year old university student who has always been a picky eater. Find out what unexpected symptoms and conditions he developed from his unbalanced diet!
Day in the life of a DOCTOR SHADOWING an ICU NURSE for 12 hours
I'm an internal medicine resident, but today I'm shadowing a nurse! Join me for a unique day in the life of a DOCTOR SHADOW an ICU NURSE for a 12 hour shift!
26 HOUR CALL SHIFT with EMERGENCY CODE BLUE: Day in the Life of a Doctor
Join me for a 26 hour call shift and find out what a day in the life of a doctor is really like!
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE!! (Brain Waves + Music)
Today we are exploring the connection between music and medicine at the McMaster LIVELab!