Matt gets in touch with a question: does a mediocre academic history automatically destroy med school aspirations, or are there ways to fix that? There are, and Amy A’hearn of our admissions office gives Matt a path to follow. Lisa Wehr and Matt Maves discuss apps that seek to help poor people, a UK chef creating ‘human meat burgers’ to promote a popular television show (with recipe, so be sure to save this one for your next Walking Dead premiere party), and a special shout out to the first genetically modified babies, who are graduating high school in the coming year. Please use your superpowers responsibly.
Having a little trouble with iTunes, so I’m posting this to (try to) make sure listeners get our discussion with Dr. Holt delivered to their iDevices properly. See the previously posted episode description here. I hope this works!
On this week’s show, Dr. Terrence Holt, author of Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories visits with Writing and Humanities Program Director Jason Lewis, and students Cole Cheney, Ethan Forsgren, Aline Sandouk, and a studio audience. Dr. Holt is a geriatrician at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.His book is about residency, and is an exploration of how doctors find the compassion and strength to care about their work and patients. The first chapter, “A Sign of Weakness,” takes us through an inexperienced doctor’s confrontation of his own helplessness against the impending death of his patient. You may want to read it before you listen. (Look for the link below the audio player.)
Dr. Holt has a lot to offer med students in terms of wisdom. How having a deep and thoughtful appreciation of your own humanity helps If you’re going to practice medicine humanely. The role doubt plays in the life of a doc, and the fact that If you’re not having doubt multiple times in the course of a day, you’re not paying close enough attention. The things that keep him going as a doctor and as a writer. How the connection between writer and reader gives writers advantages that other kinds of artists may not have. And using literature as a way of getting the kinds of experience that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
Keenan Laraway struggles to comprehend the rules on what you can say on a podcast, while the M1s suffer through their Anatomy and Biochem exams.Also, Matt Maves, Emily Reynolds, and Holly Van Den Beldt discuss the connection between healthcare staff, hand hygiene, and peer pressure; why parents feed their kids unhealthy foods (hint: it’s not because they don’t know what healthy food is); where superbugs may be hiding in hospitals, and what they’re doing while they’re skulking about; and some questionable dreaming research.
On September 12, the Carver College of Medicine celebrated medical student’s efforts in reseasrch, and what better day than that for a ‘cast featuring student researchers? Cole Cheney hosts David Peters, Ezequiel Brown, Tyler Olson, and Emi Deumic to talk about their efforts in broadening medical knowledge and in learning about the world that researchers inhabit. It’s a fascinating place, and it makes Cole talk funny. Continue reading Episode 045: Research Day!→
This week an overly caffeinated Dave is joined by new podcaster Jordan Harbaugh-Williams, who, along with Cole Cheney, Corbin Weaver, and Aline Sandouk discuss the Midwesterner habit of being polite; the Deeded Body Ceremony; and Cole outs Corbin’s possible run for office in medical school government. That’s not confirmed, by the way–her spokespeople say she’s currently exploring her options and hasn’t ruled out a campaign. Also, a drive through pain medicine clinic in Texas is shut down, for some reason. Tulane opens a teaching kitchen for medical students. A review of lithopedion cases. And a Chinese man gets a 3D printed skull implant operation.
One week of the semester gone, and M1s Aline Sandouk, Ethan Craig, and Nathan Miller report in on their experiences. Who’s their favorite lecturer? They won’t say, but they seem to be alive, well, and moving right along. Also, the FDA thinks we should regulate the use of feces as a drug. How an extreme athlete who isn’t a scientist did what she always does–pushes through the pain–to discover her genetic flaw when no-one else could. A company founded by a medical student with a bioengineering background comes up with a smart, simple, easy way to treat a scourge of childbirth in developing countries–postpartum hemorrhage. And a quick plug for The Discover Fit & Health channel which continues its fine tradition of infotainment programming with “Untold Stories of the ER,” featuring a story of a woman who fed her daughter tapeworms to get her ready for that all-important beauty pageant.
This week, first-year medical student Corbin Weaver joins the team, and gives Keenan Laraway the low-down on her orientation week experiences. We discuss the alleged shady medical theories of Dr. Henry Heimlich (of the eponymous maneuver), a 6-year-old’s MAGEC spine correction treatment, Walmart’s desire to be your primary care doc’s office, and a device that might just revolutionize the transportation of (and therefore the whole process of transplanting) donor organs.
In this episode, we meet new Carver College of Medicine Learning Communities Coordinator Megan McDowell, who I shanghaied into being on the show after she’d been on the job only 4 days and 3 hours. Then Terrance Wong shares a painful moment from his past growing up in Oakland, California, amidst gangs and gang violence, and what he’s trying to do for a pre-medicine student who’s searching for his own exit strategy. What can healthcare professionals do in the face of such upheaval?