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Love, Lobsters, and Loans: The Just Married Game

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In the world of medicine, finding time for love is both an art and a science.

Happy Valentines Day! MD/PhD student Faith Prochaska, and M1s Taryn O’Brien and Fallon Jung share how they navigate relationships amidst their hectic schedules. With quizmaster Jeff Emrich from student financial services, they play The Just Married Game and discuss their personal plans, the balance between work and personal life, and their insights into relationships in med school through a series of questions answered by their partners–can they guess what their partners think of them? The group also touches on the impact of medical school on their personal lives, highlighting the importance of communication and support in maintaining strong relationships.

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Selfie-Diagnosis, Fentanyl Anti-Doses

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  • Dave’s been seeing a lot of videos on social media that suggest “You might have {insert condition} if you {insert experience or behavior that most people have or do to some degree}.” Which is great–it’s always nice to know that you are not alone, that your experience is not unique. But how should physicians work with a social media self-diagnosis?
  • There may some day be a vaccine against fentanyl, meant to protect against overdoses. This is great news, if it works out, because people die from fentanyl overdose every day. Who will get it, what affect it will have on anesthesia, and the parallels to how people view HPV vaccines will among the things we’ll be watching.
  • And Dave has co-hosts Jeff, Jacqueline, Faith, and Riley practice their doctoring on each other.

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The Chains of Med Ed History, with Adam Rodman (Recess Rehash)

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[We’re taking a week off to recover from a really hard exam. Okay, it’s because Dave screwed up the schedule, but here’s a rerun you’ll enjoy ICYMI, and we’ll be back next week with a new episode]

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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Race-Conscious Admissions Ends, Upends Schools’ Diversity Efforts

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How will schools assemble student bodies that reflect society?

  • The Supreme Court has struck down the use of race-conscious admissions practices–affirmative action–that many colleges use to counteract bias against admitting people of color. Short Coats Hend (M2), Nicole (M3), Faith (MD/PhD) and AJ (M4) discuss why that’s a problem for patients, and what might happen now that AdComms are forced to use proxies to diversify their classes.
  • Harvard continues it’s run of bad legal luck with the news that its morgue manager has been selling body parts. And chatbots are helping docs talk to their patients with more empathy.
  • Dave subjects his co-hosts to another concoction of food items.

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Spring Break Trivia with a Twist (Recess Rehash)

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[Due to life happening in rather sudden and annoying ways, we weren’t able to record an episode for this week. Enjoy this re-run!]

Med students are smart, but how much useless info can they spout?

  • It’s Spring Break, so we’re taking a break from our usual content to bring you a trivia contest featuring M4 Emerald, MD/PhD students Riley and Faith, and CCOM Learning Communities Coordinator Cody.
  • Dave created a trivia bot using chatGPT, and to ratchet up the tension, he poured some shots of mysterious and probably unpleasant liquids to punish his co-hosts’ wrong answers.
  • Happily for his co-hosts, it didn’t work out well for Dave.

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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.

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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.

More about Adam Rodman:

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Match Week 2023: The Results are in!

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Med students got jobs, and most are even happy about it.

  • Match week, when senior medical students select/are selected for their post-graduation jobs as junior residents, was for CCOM a success. That doesn’t mean it isn’t nerve-wracking for all involved. M1 Jeff, MD/PhD students Faith and Daniel, and M2 Jacob look at the nationwide stats and find room for optimism about their own future prospects.
  • And Dave asks his co-hosts provocative questions to get them to fall in love with him. It didn’t work.

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Spring Break Trivia with a Twist

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Med students are smart, but how much useless info can they spout?

  • It’s Spring Break, so we’re taking a break from our usual content to bring you a trivia contest featuring M4 Emerald, MD/PhD students Riley and Faith, and CCOM Learning Communities Coordinator Cody.
  • Dave created a trivia bot using chatGPT, and to ratchet up the tension, he poured some shots of mysterious and probably unpleasant liquids to punish his co-hosts’ wrong answers.
  • Happily for his co-hosts, it didn’t work out well for Dave.

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MED SCHOOL CHANGED US

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Med School is a Transformative Experience

  • PA 1 Kelsey, M1 Faith, M3 Rick, and M4 Ananya talk about the changes they’ve seen in themselves since arriving at medical school.
  • No matter how prepared you are, there are some things about being a medical student that can’t be understood until you are one…and until you’re almost done with medical school.
  • Listener Cathy, a registered nutritionist dietician, wants to go to medical school after 25 years in healthcare…but her physician friends think she’s crazy. Should she trust her gut, or the people ‘living the dream?’

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