Where complex medical topics become easy conversations.

2016 Host Search

Anne Arundel Medical Center is seeking hosts for docsTALK. The hosts of docsTALK have the ability to create personas that resonate with audiences and connect with guest experts. Candidates should be physicians and have the ability to talk in-depth on a variety of healthcare topics, including (but not limited to) treatment options, advanced trends in medicine, population health, disease prevention and wellness.

About docsTalk This health education show highlights and explores key medical topics, including the latest information available to help our community stay healthy. The show features live interviews with our medical experts. Afterward, the guest medical experts host breakout sessions where audience members can meet the doctors and get their questions answered.
Job Duties
  • Define direction of each show by working in tandem with the AAMC marketing team to create a clear and creative direction that will resonate with audiences.
  • Study background information and work with the marketing team to prepare for programs or interviews.
  • Introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts and/or ad-libs.
  • Interview show guest experts about the show topic and develop a plan to present the information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Make promotional appearances at public or private events to represent docsTALK.
  • Discuss various topics over the telephone with marketing team and guest experts.
  • Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.
  • Attend two, one-hour rehearsals per show to gather information from guest experts and prepare for the show.
  • Provide commentary and conduct interviews during rehearsals and through other modes of communication.
  • Moderate panel discussion during the show and anchor the show.
  • Help locate guest experts for docsTALK.
  • Record commercials and participate in the marketing efforts promoting docsTALK.
  • Open each show and create an entertaining monologue or dialogue between guests or other host.
  • Introduce guest experts and speakers and conduct interviews related to the show topic.
  • Queue videos or other interactive media.
  • Read from a script or autocue, or improvise.
  • Keep the show running on schedule, responding positively and quickly to problems or changes and improvising where necessary.
  • Keep in contact with the director and producer via ear-piece link.
  
Time Commitment The time commitment for a docsTALK host is flexible. Hosts should plan on attending two, 1-2 hour rehearsals per show, and plan on independently researching each topic, coming prepared to ask questions as they help plan the show. The docsTALK host should be prepared to drive the discussion around making the content informational and entertaining and be developing strategies to engage with the audience when on stage.
What to Expect
  • Pre-show preparation, such as meetings with the producer, researching, writing scripts, rehearsing and post-show review (which includes discussing the show with the producer and beginning advance planning for the next show) all add to the working day.
  • Most work is done via email and phone calls, but may also include meetings outside the normal working day.
  • The docsTALK show takes place in AAMC’s Doordan Institute, but could expand to locations in our primary and secondary markets.
  • Presenters have a public image to maintain and, as a result, must be prepared for some loss of privacy.
Skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Performance skills and a clear voice
  • Ability to generate original ideas
  • Personable and confident manner
  • Good research and interviewing skills
  • The ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure
  • Team-working skills
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills

YES, I would like to audition for DocsTalk.

 

 

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    Aging to Perfection

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    Join the docsTALK hosts, Drs. Briana Walton and John Martin, along with their special guests for lively conversation and insight on maintaining your financial, physical and social wellbeing. Filmed November 2015.

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  • Spring Screening: Right Test. Right Time.

    Spring Screening: Right Test. Right Time.

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    Drs. Walton and Martin, along with guests, provide insight on learning what tests are right for you and when. Filmed April 2015

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  • Living Well with Joint Pain: Understand Your Options

    Living Well with Joint Pain: Understand Your Options

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    Drs. Briana Walton and John Martin, along with their special guests for lively conversation and insight on maintaining healthy joints. Filmed March 2015

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  • Caution: Heart at Work

    Caution: Heart at Work

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    Drs. Walton and Martin, along with guests, discussing the plumbing, electricity and fuel of the heart. Filmed February 2015

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  • Toxins, Traits and Traditions

    Toxins, Traits and Traditions

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    Toxins, Traits and Traditions. Your environment, family history and traditions. Filmed November 2014

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  • Intelligent Aging v2.0: Master Planning for Mind, Body and Spirit

    Intelligent Aging v2.0: Master Planning for Mind, Body and Spirit

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    Master Planning for Mind, Body and Spirit, getting the most out of life as we age. Filmed October 2014

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  • Good Mood Good Food: Nutritional Boosts

    Good Mood Good Food: Nutritional Boosts

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    Learn about the latest nutritional advice for a healthy diet for adults and kids.
    Filmed April 17, 2014

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  • Better Together: Teaming Up With Your Doctor

    Better Together: Teaming Up With Your Doctor

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    Guests featured are Erika Benns, MD, primary care, Mike Remoll, MD, emergency medicine, and Barry Meisenberg, MD, medical director, DeCesaris Cancer Institute.

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  • Pillow Talk: Secrets of Sound Sleep

    Pillow Talk: Secrets of Sound Sleep

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    Get the scoop on how you can improve your sleep habits and wake up rested and refreshed. With special guests, Barbara Hutchinson, MD Cardiology and Ira Weinstein, MD Sleep Disorders Medicine.
    Filmed November 14, 2013

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  • Don’t Worry: Be Happy

    Don’t Worry: Be Happy

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    An in-depth look at how the power of positive thinking can affect your health, plus alternative solutions to managing chronic conditions and reducing stress. With special guests, David Afzal, DO, Family Medicine and Aimee Yu, MD, Pulmonology.
    Filmed October 2013

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  • Sharper Image: Surgical Innovations

    Sharper Image: Surgical Innovations

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    Learn about the latest minimally invasive procedures with our doctors. Hear expert advice on options for hip pain and ways to combat for back pain.
    Filmed May 2013

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  • Wise Up: Intelligent Aging

    Wise Up: Intelligent Aging

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    Topics in this show include smart aging, keeping your brain active and curbing depression, supplements and their side effects, living wills and advanced directives. Filmed April 2013

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  • Head to Toe: Preventing Clogged Arteries

    Head to Toe: Preventing Clogged Arteries

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    From Head to Toe: Preventing clogged arteries
    Filmed February 2013

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  • Smart Women: Wise Choices for Lifelong Health

    Smart Women: Wise Choices for Lifelong Health

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    Being a smart woman means taking care of yourself so you can be there for your family.
    Filmed January 2013

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  • A Burning Issue: Acid Reflux & Digestive Health

    A Burning Issue: Acid Reflux & Digestive Health

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    Learn about the many options available to treat acid reflux and digestive health disorders.
    Filmed November 2012

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  • Weight No More: Solutions for a Lighter You

    Weight No More: Solutions for a Lighter You

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    Learn about weight loss options including surgery for those who are 100 pounds or more overweight.
    Filmed October 2012

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  • Pain, Pain Go Away: Knee and Hip Replacement

    Pain, Pain Go Away: Knee and Hip Replacement

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    Take the ouch out of life with solutions from our joint experts.
    Filmed May 2012

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  • MANswers: Real Talk About Men’s Health

    MANswers: Real Talk About Men’s Health

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    Need a new place to talk about low-testosterone and other aging issues?
    Filmed April 2012

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  • Stay in the Game: Sports Health

    Stay in the Game: Sports Health

    Sports Health, Video

    Join us for a special talk on sports health.
    Filmed March 2012

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  • Venus and Mars: Heart-Healthy Together

    Venus and Mars: Heart-Healthy Together

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    Learn the difference between men’s and women’s heart attack warning signs.
    Filmed February 2012

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  • Ladies Night: Power to the Pelvis

    Ladies Night: Power to the Pelvis

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    Tackling health issues many women face.
    Filmed January 2012

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  • Get Aligned With Your Spine

    Get Aligned With Your Spine

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    Tune in for straight talk about back pain.
    Filmed November 2011

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  • The Truth about Breast Cancer and Heart Disease

    The Truth about Breast Cancer and Heart Disease

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    A discussion on how to prevent breast cancer and heart disease and more.
    Filmed October 2011

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AAMC Belcher Pavilion 7th floor
Doordan Institute
2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Md.

Parking is conveniently located onsite in Garage E.

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