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New Women’s Health Restrictions?

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Our new monthly legislation and policy roundup

Project 2025 is the name of a project that hopes to serve as a blueprint for a future conservative administration that would promote natural family planning methods and reduce insurance coverage for certain contraceptives. M1s* Fallon Jung, Taryn O’Brien, and Gizzy Keeler (who are–boop boop boop!–leveling up to M2s), with help from Curriculum Manager Billie Ruden, discuss what that might mean for training MDs, where they’ll be willing to go, and why it’s not just OB/Gyn aspirants paying attention. Meanwhile, congress will consider a bill to make permanent several telehealth changes that were enacted to ease the healthcare crisis during the COVID crisis. KFF.org releases a helpful primer about the US healthcare system everyone should know about, and a scandal at the NIH further jeopardizes trust in science.

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Worms, Fears, and Beethoven’s Ears

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Our monthly roundup of news from the margins of medicine!

M1s Fallon Jung and Taryn O’Brien, M2 Jeff Goddard, and MD/PhD studnet Riley Behan Bush are on hand for our monthly news roundup. Including news that presidential candidate and anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy’s brain was ‘eaten’ by a worm and his love of tuna sandwiches. Virtually all healthcare providers globally suffer from a clinical psychiatric disorder. Beethoven really liked lead-sweetened wine, which is probably why he was so sick and deaf. And a Tesla Cybertruck owner smashed his own finger with his vehicle’s frunk to prove that his vehicle’s frunk couldn’t smash his own finger. And can we guess what the shitty life pro tip from Reddit is? Plus lots more observations and revelations from the margins of medicine!

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A Med School “cocktail” party (no party sounds)

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[I’m releasing this second version with no background sound effects, for our friends who might find such things annoying. –Dave]

Come to our weird, casual get-together.

  • Dave hosts a weird cocktail party for his co-hosts, M1s Fallon Jung and Taryn O’Brian, MD/PhD student Jacqueline Nielson, and M3 Chirayu Shukla.
  • The group dives into a variety of topics: surreal dreams, spring break plans, which celebrity they would replace one of their organs with, book recommendations, personal stories, and AI-generated songs about Menards and Chirayu’s curtailed tennis career.

AI song lyrics

A Podcaster at Heart

I’m an administrative services coordinator
But my heart’s on the mic,
a podcast connoisseurIn a cubicle,
with paperwork piled high
But all I wanna do is let my voice fly

I got responsibilities, emails to send
But my mind’s on the episodes I haven’t penned
I sneak in headphones, catchin’ up on my faves
Dreamin’ ’bout the day I’ll be podcastin’ my own ways (ooh-yeah)

[Chorus]I’m a podcaster at heart
Living for those podcastin’ vibes, it’s an art
While spreadsheets stack up,
I’m in my own zone
Dreamin’ ’bout the day when podcastin’ is my throne

The Jig of the Horse Loving Medic

Oh, I’m a medical student, learnin’ day and night
But when I’m not studyin’, I’ve got a different delight
I love horses, they bring me so much joy
And Menards, oh Menards, it’s like a superstore of toys

[Chorus]I take long walks down every aisle at Menards (oh yeah)
From the lumber to the paint, it’s never too hard (woo!)
With a bounce in my step, and a twinkle in my eye (uh-huh)
I’m a horse-loving medic, livin’ life on a high (woo!)

No Regrets

[Verse] We don’t care ’bout the grades, don’t need no A’s
Livin’ fast, we’re in a disobedient phase
Don’t care ’bout the cash or the future ahead
We’re just here for the punk rock, not the life we’re fed (ooh-yeah)

[Chorus] No regrets, we don’t give a damn
Breakin’ all the rules, stickin’ it to the man
No regrets, we live on the edge
Skipping class, punk rock is what we pledge

Medicine or Tennis

In the dead of night,
I’m stuck in time,
Torn between two paths,
My heart’s on the line,

A love for medicine.
The field is my callin’
but the court’s my passion.

[URL template for episode https://media.blubrry.com/theshortcoat/podcast.uiowa.edu/com/osa/CHANGETHIS.mp3]

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A Med School “cocktail” party

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[This episode has some background sound, which maybe some listeners find annoying. Look for the second version, which has none of that. –Dave]

Come to our weird, casual get-together.

  • Dave hosts a weird cocktail party for his co-hosts, M1s Fallon Jung and Taryn O’Brian, MD/PhD student Jacquelyn Nielson, and M3 Chirayu Shukla.
  • The group dives into a variety of topics: surreal dreams, spring break plans, which celebrity they would replace one of their organs with, book recommendations, personal stories, and AI-generated songs about Menards and Chirayu’s curtailed tennis career.

AI song lyrics

A Podcaster at Heart

I’m an administrative services coordinator
But my heart’s on the mic,
a podcast connoisseurIn a cubicle,
with paperwork piled high
But all I wanna do is let my voice fly

I got responsibilities, emails to send
But my mind’s on the episodes I haven’t penned
I sneak in headphones, catchin’ up on my faves
Dreamin’ ’bout the day I’ll be podcastin’ my own ways (ooh-yeah)

[Chorus]I’m a podcaster at heart
Living for those podcastin’ vibes, it’s an art
While spreadsheets stack up,
I’m in my own zone
Dreamin’ ’bout the day when podcastin’ is my throne

The Jig of the Horse Loving Medic

Oh, I’m a medical student, learnin’ day and night
But when I’m not studyin’, I’ve got a different delight
I love horses, they bring me so much joy
And Menards, oh Menards, it’s like a superstore of toys

[Chorus]I take long walks down every aisle at Menards (oh yeah)
From the lumber to the paint, it’s never too hard (woo!)
With a bounce in my step, and a twinkle in my eye (uh-huh)
I’m a horse-loving medic, livin’ life on a high (woo!)

No Regrets

[Verse] We don’t care ’bout the grades, don’t need no A’s
Livin’ fast, we’re in a disobedient phase
Don’t care ’bout the cash or the future ahead
We’re just here for the punk rock, not the life we’re fed (ooh-yeah)

[Chorus] No regrets, we don’t give a damn
Breakin’ all the rules, stickin’ it to the man
No regrets, we live on the edge
Skipping class, punk rock is what we pledge

Medicine or Tennis

In the dead of night,
I’m stuck in time,
Torn between two paths,
My heart’s on the line,

A love for medicine.
The field is my callin’
but the court’s my passion.

[URL template for episode https://media.blubrry.com/theshortcoat/podcast.uiowa.edu/com/osa/CHANGETHIS.mp3]

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Bias, Baby Heads, and Memes

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Understanding others begins with asking questions.

  • M3 Jacob Hansen, and M1s Taryn O’Brien, Alex Nigg, and Fallon Jung consider recent studies highlighting the ineffectiveness of traditional implicit bias training and the disparities in medical care for children of color.
  • Jacob successfully finished Step 1 and the co-hosts tap him for some of his insights from clinical rotations, particularly learning he won’t be pursuing a career in surgery.
  • Dave tries to understand an important aspect of med student culture using his Gen X brain: memes, including their potential as educational tools.

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