[SCP has been given a week off–thanks, pandemic/economic collapse! We’ll be back next week, but here’s a pre-pandemic rerun to enjoy.]
Academic medicine–in which a physician works at a university and may have research and/or teaching duties in addition to patient care–is but one of the fulfilling options available to medical students. What’s that lifestyle like? That’s the question an anonymous listener (who we’ll call Dr. Piledhigh Erandeeper) wanted our help answering. Fortunately we have Miranda Schene and Sahaana Arumugam (both in our Medical Scientist Training Program, so they know a thing or two about academic medicine) on hand to tell us–including co-hosts M1 Brandon Bacalzo and M2 Mason LaMarche–what they know about this career option.
Plus Dave puts his co-hosts through a game of Doctor Forehead, featuring some of the more interesting oddball medical stories he ran across prepping for this week’s show (see the next section for those links).
This Week in Medical News
The President’s new budget could be another nail in the coffin for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Mayo applicants get acceptance letters that the institution later had to rescind, causing one of the disgruntled victims to create a crowdfunding campaign. And if you’re in the market for “global elite” DNA, then…well, you’ve already missed your chance. And from our game:
- Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver
- First Black Woman Doctor in U.S. Lies in Unmarked Grave
- Hair Splinter
- Don’t Blame Bat Soup for the Wuhan Virus
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