Emotions are difficult to ignore. Especially when those emotions are telling us to ACT NOW! That’s what listener Jordan from Texas is fighting as he happily gets an acceptance from his backup, with no word from his dream school. Should he commit now? Should he sit tight? Co-hosts Brandon Bacalzo, Michael Gardeau, Jessica De Haan, and Cody West (All M1s) share their experiences and advice for Jordan.
And Dave continues his quest to learn all he can about his med student friends with a game of Would You Rather.
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Can you be a parent while you’re in medical school?
Listener Courtney, a 26-year-old mother of three wants to know if her med school dream is even possible. Obviously this is a two-part question since there are both moms and dads to consider, so we’ll have a mom on a future show to help. But first, Gabe Conley, Marissa Evers, Joyce “Spicy” Wahba, and Kaci McCleary invited 2004 CCOM grad Dr. Tom McNalley on the show to represent the dads. Tom was 39 with three kids of his own and a wife who was working towards her PhD when he entered med school. We’ll find out how they did it.
After that, Dave and the gang do a little introspection in the way that medical students often are asked to do: by taking personality tests and comparing their results.
This Week in Medical News
Did you know that you can rent a human head? We didn’t know either. Did you know you can rent a HIV- or hep C-infected human head? You can, if you were unwise enough to rent from these people. And a man who needed a kidney found one at the happiest place on earth, sort of.