The commitment required for medical school is well known. But what do you find out about this commitment out only after you’ve begun? Should you stop untying your shoes to save time? Will your ethics be challenged during medical school? Is it best to invest in a crockpot? Will you doubt your choice to come to medical school? Find out how Lisa Wehr, Kaci McCleary, and Nick Sparr have dealt with these inevitable questions on this week’s show. And we announce our voicemail contest, in which you, dear listener, can win a Starbucks gift card.
John Pienta, Aline Sandouk, and Kaci McCleary (Ethan Forsgren joined in later) debate the merits of Iowa’s recently defeated measure that would have allowed PhD psychologists to prescribe psych meds. Would they be able to deal with co-morbidities? Would an education course be enough to cope with the complexities of psychiatric medications? Do psych meds function at a level so fundamental to the operation of the human brain that allowing people without a certain basic level of psychiatric education would be too dangerous, or are prescribing algorithms enough? Continue reading Welcome to Cheese Island