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How Climate Change will Change Medicine

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Physicians of the (all-too-near) future will face new challenges

  • Iowa College of Public Health Professor Peter Thorne visits with M4s Nathen and Zack, M3 Rick, and M2 Chirayu to look at what climate change means for doctors and patients in the future.
  • As seas rise and weather events become more and more severe, there will be changes to the kinds of conditions and people that physicians will treat.
  • Garrison writes in to ask us about a med school that just wants 90 credits and an MCAT–is it too good to be true?

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Actually Useful Premed Activies

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Not all activities turn out to be useful, although that doesn’t mean they’re not worth it.

  • M2s Matt, Chirayu, and Jacob, and PA2 Ariel discuss the premed activities they found most helpful (as opposed to required) now that they’re in medical school.
  • A Yale study claims to bring pigs back to (some semblance) of life.
  • The gang practice their patient interaction skills by delivering some fake bad news, then following that with fake breakthrough treatments.

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Does a Career in Medicine Make Financial Sense?

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COVID changed how much docs are paid.

  • Chirayu (M2), Maddie (M2), Tracy (M2) and new co-host Levi (MSTP) discuss the financial changes that doctors experienced after COVID, and whether a career in medicine makes as much financial sense as it once did.
  • MIT scientists use locust cyborgs to find cancer cells.  
  • We visit with two premeds–Deeraj and Daniel–who are proving that competing with classmates is a losing strategy for studying medicine.

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How Med Students Would Change Medicine

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There’s plenty of change needed.

  • Dave asks his co-hosts to discuss the things they would like to change about medicine and medical education, if (when) they could.
  • A study in JAMA Pediatrics finds one reason students of color may drop out of med school: mistreatment.
  • Dave fiddles around with AI text-to-image software. Can his co-hosts guess what the AI was trying to create?

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