Against the Odds: First-Generation in Medicine
The Short Coat Podcast
by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1d ago
It’s hard to become a doctor when you’ve never met one. It’s sometimes easy to forget from the ivory tower that relatively few American’s have, or take, the opportunity to advance beyond high school. This, of course, means that their children are also less likely to do so. Those kids that do decide to make that leap are at a distinct disadvantage to their peers whose parents did go to college. And those who advance further to attend medical school are even more rare, and are still disadvantaged compared to their peers. We call those students “first-generation in medicine,” and they’re an imp ..read more
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Worms, Fears, and Beethoven’s Ears
The Short Coat Podcast
by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1w ago
[This episode is sponsored by Beginly Health. Whether you’re actively searching or casually exploring job opportunities, the Beginly platform matches you with complete anonymity until you’re ready for the next step.] 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 ..read more
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Med School is SIMPLE?! (Recess Rehash)
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2w ago
“I honestly have had the most relaxing time I’ve had in forever, and for anybody who’s like, that’s ridiculous, just wait.” [Dave’s co-hosts were all doing medical student things on our usual recording day, so enjoy this previously released episode!] The most charitable definition of a hot take is a position taken in order to generate conversation. The more usual definition is a position taken to create controversy (and clicks). Dave asked his co-hosts to come with some hot takes, and it’s up to you to decide which definition they’re using, but PA1 Conner Lieser and M1s Radha Velamuri, Amand ..read more
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3 ways medicine changed this week
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
3w ago
From classroom to exam room, what you need to know [This episode is sponsored by Beginly Health. Whether you’re actively searching or casually exploring job opportunities, the Beginly platform matches you with complete anonymity until you’re ready for the next step.] M1s Fallon Jung and Alex Nigg, M2 Jeff Goddard, and MD/PhD student Riley Behan Bush hear listener Megan’s request for more news on critical healthcare changes from our overlords in the courts and the government. Riley shares insights from her lab work as she works toward finishing her PhD. This episode unpacks the FTC ..read more
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Disability in Medicine: The Every Day Struggle
The Short Coat Podcast
by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
Medicine isn’t always kind to its disabled practitioners, but let’s change that. In 2023, a group of Iowa med students founded our chapter of the Medical Students With Disabilities and Chronic Illness, a group “working to remove barriers for students and professionals with disabilities, increasing representation of diverse perspectives in medicine.” M1 Holly Hemann, MD/PhD student Faith Prochaska and PA1s Olivia Quinby and Julie Vuong discuss their lived experiences as students navigating disability and chronic illness. They illuminate the essential support systems, the process of securing n ..read more
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Shocking betrayals, sure fire blindness, niche community drama
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
It’s a freestyle episode, come have some fun! Sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and have a rambling conversation. That’s this episode, with MD/PhD students Madi Wahlen and Sahaana Arumugam and M3s Jacob Hansen and Jacob Lam. We discuss the non-weighty topics of why people don’t know they shouldn’t stare at a ball of fusion in the sky, niche online community drama, a Texas transplant surgeon accused of manipulating transplant lists, everyday things that might not be things someday, why Dave doesn’t yet want an electric vehicle, the co-hosts plans for their futures beyond seeing patients ..read more
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Traits to Treat: Personality in Medicine
The Short Coat Podcast
by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
Tailoring your medical career to fit your personality Are you better off as a surgeon or in palliative care? MD/PhD student Jacqueline Nielsen, M2 Hend Al-Kaylani, and M1 Fallon Jung play with personality to see if their path toward choosing the right medical specialty should be dependent on their personality traits. From the introspective nature of psychiatry to the rapid decision-making required in emergency medicine, Dave and crew explore how tests like The Big 5 or Meyers Briggs might influence their specialty choices. Some question the scientific validity of most personality testing, bu ..read more
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Small Towns, Big Impact: Rural Medicine ft. Peter Kaboli, MD
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
The unique experiences and challenges of practicing medicine where everyone knows your name M1 Fallon Jung, PA1 Olivia Quinby, MD/PhD student Faith Prochaska, M2 Jeff Goddard, and special guest Dr. Peter Kaboli dive deep into the heart of rural medicine. We kick off with a candid discussion about growing up in small towns and how these experiences shape our understanding of community and healthcare. Dr. Kaboli, an expert in rural health with the Veterans’ Administration, shares his insights into the nuances of rural medicine. We explore the multifaceted challenges and rewards of practicing ..read more
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Listener asks: What does Patient Advocacy Look Like? (Recess Rehash)
The Short Coat Podcast
by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
[Because of Match Week and Spring Break, we didn’t record a new ep last week. Enjoy this rerun instead, and we’ll be back next week! –Dave] Speaking up for your patients will have profound impacts Short Coat Savannah’s previous work in mental health settings exposed her to situations where she had to report abuse. She left us a message at 347-SHORTCT asking us to talk about patient advocacy. MD/PhD student Riley, PA1 Faith, M1 Jeff, and M3 Happy–along with some of our faculty–look at what doctors actually do to advocate for their patients in that situation, as well as other more common situ ..read more
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A Med School “cocktail” party (no party sounds)
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
[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 ..read more
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