Ep134 | Empowering Doctors: The Rise of Medical Residency Unionization with Dr. Josh Neff
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6d ago
Join us as we delve deep into the evolving landscape of medical residency unions. In this insightful episode, we sit down with Dr. Josh Neff, Member Liaison for Physician Organizing at the Committee of Interns and Residents, to explore the growing movement of residents organizing for fair working conditions, better patient care, and professional development. We discuss common questions about residency unions and uncover the challenges, successes, and future prospects of this vital aspect of medical education and practice. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion that sheds light on the inter ..read more
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Ep133 | When the Placenta Attacks: A Birth Story
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by Medicus
2w ago
In this episode, we chat with return guest Dr. Cyndie Chow about her complicated pregnancy and birth experience. Dr. Chow is a 36-year-old mom of two beautiful and healthy children. She experienced complications with her second pregnancy due to placenta previa and placenta percreta. Placenta percreta is a severe form of placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta grows through the uterus and has the potential to invade surrounding organs. This condition has been steadily on the rise and here she describes her first-hand experience dealing with an unexpected complicated pregnancy, which ..read more
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Ep132 | MS4 Perspectives: Urology with Farah Rahman
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1M ago
Farah Rahman is a fourth-year medical student and a Las Vegas native who has traversed nearly every corner of the United States, from the Bronx and New Haven to Miami and San Diego. Entering medical school at Stritch with a background in public health and health policy, Farah obtained her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. She is driven by a natural inclination to alleviate health disparities and work within a human centered framework to improve patient outcomes. Her natural tenacity, sociability, and drive to bring more women of color in previously male dominated fields introduced her ..read more
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Ep 131 | From Loans to Liberation with Dr. Christina Benedict
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1M ago
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Christina Benedict on public service loan forgiveness and other topics in the financial world that medical trainees (and professionals) need to hear about. We discuss insurance, seeking out advice, PSLF and how to go about making decisions if these are right for you. Information provided is for educational purposes only. While we strive to offer valuable insights and perspectives, we are not financial professionals, and this podcast does not constitute personalized financial advice. Navigating student loans and forgiveness options is complex and unique to ea ..read more
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Ep 130 | Curriculum Chronicles: Demystifying the Preclinical Curriculum with Dr. Gregory Gruener
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2M ago
The transition from learning in an undergraduate or graduate program to learning in medical school is a big one, and some may wonder the reasoning behind the structures of a medical school didactic curriculum. In this insightful episode, Griffin engages in a discussion with Dr. Gregory Gruener, Vice Dean for Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, delving into the intricacies of preclinical curriculum design. Dr. Gruener sheds light on the in-depth process of curriculum development, elucidates the underlying principles, and explains the challenges posed by recent cha ..read more
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Ep129 | Medical School Detours: Stephanie Moss, MS4
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2M ago
In this mini-series, we talk to individuals who took a detour in medical school and did not stick to the traditional 4-year curriculum. Stephanie Moss is a trauma-informed advocate and a 4th year medical student pursuing her Doctorate of Medicine degree (M.D.) at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Through her lifelong dedication to diversity, health equity, and inclusion, she has striven to be a voice for marginalized communities. Stephanie shares her experiences through her engaging writing and public speaking, with her work being featured on notable platforms such as MedPageToday, The Endometr ..read more
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Ep128 | A Summer at NASA: Med Student Edition
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3M ago
After the first year of medical school, many students spend their summers doing research and exploring their interests but few students get to participate in a program as unique as our guest on this episode. Sarah Ditelberg is a second-year medical student at Stritch interested in contributing to the field of aerospace medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science in biology from UMass Amherst in 2020, and took two gap years conducting COVID research and working in an orthopedics clinic before starting medical school. During her first year at Stritch, she came across spaceflight associated n ..read more
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Ep127 | Bioethics in Medical Education
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3M ago
Dr. Kayhan Parsi and Dr. Emily Anderson, two faculty members at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership, give us an understanding of how they became bioethicists and expand upon why it’s important to implement bioethics into medical education. Specifically, this episode dives into the concept of research ethics, the current state of trust in research and medical institutions, the importance of physicians conducting research for clinical and public health improvement, and the crucial role ethicists play in facilitating that research. We touch on devices used to give the ..read more
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Ep126 | Extra! Extra! The Third Medicus Reading List
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by Medicus
4M ago
Looking for a good read, show, and/or podcast (besides Medicus of course)? It is in fact the holidays, so what are you waiting for? Tune in now to our third Medicus Reading List episode! You will hear Medicus team members recommend great books and other media content from the medical world.  Content covered:  -Good Reasons for Bad Feelings by Randolph M. Nesse -The House of God By Samuel Shem -Dopesick (show) -Spoonful of Sugar Podcast and White Coat Investor Podcast -Knock Knock Eye Podcast and Knock Knock, Hi! Podcast Episode produced by: Emily Hagen Contributors: John Engelbert ..read more
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Ep#125 | Exploring the International Medical Graduate Experience of Practicing Medicine in the United States with Dr. Ivan Cuesta
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by Medicus
4M ago
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Iván Cuesta, MD. Dr. Cuesta was born and raised in the Dominican Republic (DR) where he attended and graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo. He completed his residency in Neurology at Temple University in Philadelphia and his fellowship in Neurologic Critical Care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Currently, Dr. Cuesta serves as a Neurocritical Care Attending at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital here in the greater Chicago area as well as on faculty at the Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School. We spoke ext ..read more
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