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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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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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Myths and Misunderstandings

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The things everyone gets wrong about medicine and medical education

  • Your family and friends, maybe even students themselves before they got to med school, have some weird ideas about doctors and medical school. No matter where these ideas come from–medical dramas, social media, movies–chances are you’ll find yourself explaining them or falling for them.
  • M4s Mason and Talia, and M1s Jeff and Trent discuss the myths and misunderstandings they’ve heard about their world.
  • Also, stories of medical students embarrassing themselves. It’s part of learning, but also cringe.

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Now We Wait: Keeping Busy As They Decide Our Fate

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How medical students keep from going nuts while programs and schools decide they’re worthy

  • This is the season of uncertainty, as both pre-meds and med ask themselves, “will they let me in?”
  • It’s out of their hands, but M4 Mason, M3 Ananya Munjal, and M1s Jeff and Faith have some experience to draw upon to keep you from going nuts.
  • Also, we discuss the revolt underway as medical schools around the country back away from the US News and World Reports rankings.

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The Genetic Engineering Debate isn’t as Easy as You Think

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How straightforward is any discussion about genetic engineering?

  • M1 Jeff talks with M3 Ananya, MD/PhD student Riley, and M3 AJ about the nuances of genetic engineering, a scientific pursuit that not everyone agrees should happen.
  • Despite that view, it seems likely that genetic engineering has been, is, and will be an increasingly available tool in medicine’s arsenal as our understanding of genetics increases.
  • But first, we answer Listener Helina’s question: what should she be thinking about when picking medical school electives?

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