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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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Monkeypox: a National Health Emergency

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Have we learned anything from HIV or COVID?

  • M4 Nathen, M2s Noah and Shana, and MD/PhD student Aline discuss the new epidemic of “Monkeypox,” and try to discern if our country has learned anything about how to respond to emerging diseases.
  • A BMC Medical Education journal article shines some light on the best (and worst) study techniques med students use to drink from the firehose.
  • Dave asks his co-hosts to celebrate an incoming class of med students by PIMPing each other…while wearing mouth spreaders.

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