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Our Hobbies Save Us

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The importance of getting your head outside of medical school.

  • Lots of people have hobbies, and perhaps many of those people use them to step outside their day-to-day lives for a while for a peaceful break. Is there time for a hobby or three in medical school?
  • M3s AJ and Alex, M1 Hend, and MD/PhD student Sam say there absolutely is! In fact, it’s possible the importance of finding time for your outside interests is greater in medical school than any other time!

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Oath Vs. Enterprise: Moral Injury in Medicine with Wendy Dean

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Burnout is the wrong word for what’s ailing healthcare workers

  • The term burnout doesn’t really cover what happens to physicians and others in healthcare. Dr. Wendy Dean and others are coming around to the idea that what’s really happening is moral injury–what happens when you want to do the right thing but aren’t allowed to do it.
  • M1s Jeff, Faith, and Linda visit with Dr. Dean to talk about moral injury, what people are doing about it, and what still needs to be done.
  • Her book, If I Betray These Words, is available everywhere, and is a great read for anyone interested in knowing why their doctor can’t just do what’s right for their patient.

More about our Dr. Wendy Dean:

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President Garfield’s Doc had the Worst Take on Pus, ft. Ryan Nanni

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Some stories from history that remind us medicine has come a long way

  • Podcaster Ryan Nanni, of the Shutdown Fullcast, joins M2 Matt, M1 Jeff, Md/PhD student Riley, and Communities Director Cody to talk about some ‘fun’ stories from history.
  • For example, how did a man named “Doctor” (his first name) probably kill President Garfield? And what was the dumbest, most dangerous marathon in Olympics history?
  • Plus, the disease that helped make the cowboy hat a thing.

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The Chains of Med Ed History, with Adam Rodman

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The beginning of the 20th century brought huge changes to medicine; we’re still trying to cope with them

  • Special guest Dr. Adam Rodman, visits with M1s Jeff, Faith, and Linda and PA1 Kelsey, to talk about “path dependency,” the idea that a complex system (like medical education) is almost impossible to change without starting over. The path we have taken to today constrains what we can do tomorrow.
  • We discuss the founding of medical education as we know it today and how that has created an academic medicine system that values facts, science, and publication more than things like equity, empathy, and work-life balance.
  • The good news is that very dedicated people are working to make the sorely needed adjustments to these areas and more…without burning it all down and starting again.

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Belief at the Bedside

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Faith is an important part of the human condition–let’s explore that.

  • M1 Hend invited David Kozishek, a chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, to talk with M3 AJ, M1 Jeff and new co-host M1 Ervina to talk about the role of chaplains on the healthcare team.
  • David also helps the co-hosts discuss the role that religion may play in their lives as future physicians, the tensions and compatibilities between evidence and faith, and how they might respond when their own beliefs may in conflict with standard practices.
  • We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode–does religion play a big part of your life? How would you respond to the scenarios we talked about? What questions do you have about the connections between faith and healthcare?

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From Problem to Publication

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The process of “doing research” is a methodical slog

  • AJ has finished up some interventional radiology research and gotten it published recently. He and Daniel, Jeff, and Mallory–who’ve all been down that road–walk Dave through the research process, step by step.
  • The crew discusses how they’ve found a problem to examine, done the background lit searches, gotten approval from the ethics watchdogs, collected data, written it up, and submitted the finished research to a journal.
  • Plus, Dave gives everyone a pop quiz on the latest fascinating research from some random website he found–research you can USE, though you might want to ask someone before you start sniffing their pits.

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Bad Advice is a Leaky Umbrella

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Recognizing good advice and discarding the bad is part of the admissions process

  • Aline has finished her PhD! She walks Jeff, Riley, and AJ through what defending a dissertation is like, and looks back on some of the things she’s learned about herself and about science.
  • And, bad advice is like a leaky umbrella that lets you down when you need it most. So how do you recognize good advice and distinguish it from bad advice when you’re applying to medical school?

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What Physicians Can Do to Reduce Gun Violence Harm

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[Content warning: this episode contains discussions of an issue that some listeners will see as political, and with which others may have tragic experience. Listener discretion is advised.]

Guns are a fact of life, so let’s deal with the problems more effectively.

  • The ownership of firearms is a uniquely American right, and for some, a uniquely American problem.
  • Gun deaths recently passed motor vehicle accidents as the most common cause of death for children (for certain demographic definitions of the word).
  • Jeff, Miranda, Kelsey, and Dave discuss what public health and medicine has to offer on mitigating gun violence in ways that won’t abridge the right to bear arms.

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Who Decides We Have Enough Evidence to Stop Debating?

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Questions lead to experimentation, which leads to evidence, allowing for conclusions, and then–voila!–practice.

  • Equipoise was a new word for Dave, Mitch, Nathen and Riley. Jeff explains that it describes a state of equilibrium at which debate on a topic is no longer required, and factuality has effectively been achieved.
  • But in science, that state has time and again been upset by new ideas and evidence that initially seem wrong. So, who decides whether the debate is remains open, or has gone on long enough?

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Co-Surviving Medicine, With the Glaucomfleckens

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Dr. and Lady G have a new podcast!

  • Will and Kristin Flanary, better known as Dr. and Lady Glaucomflecken, visit with The Short Coats to talk about their new podcast, Knock Knock, Hi!
  • AJ, Madi, Zay, Jacob, and Hend talk with the Flanarys about the value of satirizing medicine–a surprisingly universal source of workplace comedy–an its ability to humanize physicians.
  • Kristin discusses her experiences as co-survivor of everything Dr. Flanary has put her through, like cancer (twice), midnight cardiac arrest, and–shudder–medical school.

More about the Flanarys:

Website: https://glaucomflecken.com/

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