The Ethics of End-of-Life Care
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
4d ago
Decisions made at the end of life are among the most complicated. M1 Jeff, M3 Ananya, and MD/PhD students Riley and Miranda discuss what they’re taught about the ethics surrounding the end of life. What are the physician’s responsibilities? How do they balance the patient’s wishes, the family’s desires, the directive to do no harm and to provide the best possible care, and the need to ensure that such considerations are supplied to any and all patients. Add in the myriad cultural and religious beliefs that doctors, patients, and families have, and you get quite a difficult set of calculatio ..read more
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Breaking the Silence: Judge Rosemarie Acquilina on the Power of Trauma-Informed Care
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by Dave Etler, Rosemarie Acquilina, and the students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
3w ago
[A Note to Listeners: this episode features discussions of sex abuse, rape, and other crimes that many listeners will find disturbing.] Insights From the Bench on How Doctors Can Work With The Law To Protect Victims of Sexual Assault. The Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina–the judge in the Larry Nassar USA Gymnastics Sex Abuse trial–talks with us about how even well-meaning doctors can ruin prosecutions of sex abuse cases. Trauma informed care, restorative justice, and compassionate advocacy are all tools that must be shared between the law and medicine. As Aline and Jessica discuss very sensitiv ..read more
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Race Is Everywhere In Medicine–Meet A Student Trying To Change That
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
Race is commonly spoken of in medicine as a risk factor for diseases. It has even found its way into the equations that help doctors assess biological function. But race--commonly acknowledged these days as a social construct and not a biological one--really a valid way to factor in the differences between one patient and another? M3 Vijay and other students are helping lead the charge to re-assess these ideas. Also, MD/PHD students Aline, Levi, and Riley help listener Michelina decide what to do about her hair during interviews...and debate whether aspiring docs should even be worried about t ..read more
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How to Get Involved in Meaningful Med School Research
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
And what does “meaningful” mean? This episode is about how med students should think about research projects, how to get involved, what to look for in a mentor, and realistic expectations for research in medical school. Co-hosts Chandler, Jeff, Matt, and Faith talk with Robert Roghair, MD, the director of our Medical Student Research Program to find out what it means to do research during medical school. Dave makes his co-hosts take a pop quiz on Holiday Season research posted at StudyFinds.org.   We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! No matter where you fall on any spect ..read more
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PHI RHO: ANOTHER CO-OP HOUSING OPTION
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
Another “frat” is more evidence that housing co-ops work in med school. After our recent episode with members of AKK, the students living at Phi Rho wanted their time on the show. Tracy, Mitch, Jeff, and Ashray stop by to discuss their own beloved housing arrangement. The gang plays another of Dave’s weird games, in which his co-hosts try to match each other’s energies with a sound-based guessing game. We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! No matter where you fall on any spectrum, we want your thoughts on our show.  Do you agree or disagree with something we said today?  ..read more
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Medical School Hot Takes, Part 2
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
1M ago
More possibly terrible ideas about how the world should work Dave and Riley enjoyed the first hot takes episode so much, they decided to do a follow up of those they didn’t get to. Aline, Alec, and Miranda join in, with their takes: no medical students who haven’t failed, Tik Tok filters are doing to damage to children’s brains, students lie about their ability to hear heart murmurs, and more. Listener and US Marine Tanner writes in to ask about his undergraduate education plan as his military service draws to a close, but Dave has concerns about how admissions committees will view undergra ..read more
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You Should NOT Go to Med School (Recess Rehash)
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
At least, not until you understand these IMPORTANT downsides [We took a break for Thanksgiving, so here’s a rerun to enjoy! Happy Holidays!] Co-hosts Aline, Riley, Jacob, and Tracy discuss why they’d have reconsidered their desire to go to medical school…if only they’d known! Things like medical ‘hazing,’ the opportunity costs, and the heirarchical nature of medicine are all infuriating at times, and cause a sort of stress that can make students miserable. Forewarned is forearmed! Plus, listener John and his fiancé will be applying to medical school together. Is that even a good idea, and s ..read more
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Urology = Mac & Cheese, and other Thanksgiving Questions Answered
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
What Thanksgiving dish will you become? Happy Thanksgiving! Dave and co-hosts Matt, Miranda, Happy, and Chirayu take a moment to acknowledge and call out those they’re thankful for. The gang settles an age-old question: what medical specialty would each Thanksgiving dish be? Listener Thor wants to know: how can he be the best and most “helpful” shadower possible? We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! No matter where you fall on any spectrum, we want your thoughts on our show.  Do you agree or disagree with something we said today?  Did you hear something really helpful?&n ..read more
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Hot Takes: Med School Edition (Part 1?)
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
2M ago
These might be very bad ideas…but we’ll talk about them anyway. Riley leads a discussion with Jeff, Levi, and Katie of unpopular opinions about medicine and medical education. Anki sucks! Gap years should be mandatory! All clerkships should be optional! 8th graders should review scientific papers! We don’t know about you, listeners, but the co-hosts enjoyed this discussion so much you can look for a part 2 in December! We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! No matter where you fall on any spectrum, we want your thoughts on our show.  Do you agree or disagree with something we s ..read more
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Zebra Hoofbeats: Rare Compassion for People with Rare Diseases
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by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
3M ago
“Rare Compassion” links medical students with families living with rare diseases M2s Matt, Happy, and Jacob, and MD/PhD student Levi welcome Rachel Barron and M4 Dao Tran to talk about a program which links medical students with families and patients suffering from rare genetic conditions. Rare Compassion seeks to build mutual understanding between learners and people with untreatable or unknown conditions as they navigate a healthcare system that has difficulty dealing with ambiguity. We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS! No matter where you fall on any spectrum, we want your thou ..read more
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