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The Nocturnists is an award-winning medical storytelling podcast, hosted by physician Emily Silverman. We feature personal stories from frontline clinicians, conversations with healthcare-related authors and art-makers, and special podcast documentary series such as “Post-Roe America,” “Shame in Medicine,” “Black Voices in Healthcare,” and “Stories from a Pandemic.” In 2024, we’ll be bringing you Season 6 of "Stories from the World of Medicine" and more "Conversations," as well as commencing ...
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Physicians with admission committee experience share tips, strategies, and experiences to help premed students succeed at becoming a doctor. Guest speakers provide insight into applying to medical school, selecting a medical specialty, and applying for residency. The Prospective Doctor podcast is for anyone considering, or on the path to, practicing medicine!
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The OSA Insider

University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs

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A podcast about medical student life and the journey to becoming a physician. Featuring survival tips, wellness strategies, inside scoop on major milestones, and interviews with inspirational faculty members, residents, and students. Join host Dr. Neda Frayha and find out what doctors wish they knew when they were in medical school. From the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs.
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The GP Show is a podcast for all health professionals, hosted by GP Dr Sam Manger and health leaders from around the World discussing health, medicine and healthcare systems. Available on all podcast apps. http://thegpshow.com/
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The Medical Analogy Podcast is a riveting podcast series that brings chapters from the groundbreaking textbook "Creative Connections: A Collection of Medical Analogies for Health Professionals" to life, rendering complex medical concepts and pathologies beautifully simple through vivid, relatable analogies. Tune in to transform your understanding of medicine as we journey through a world where science meets storytelling.
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Surgery 101

Surgery 101 Team

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Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your ...
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Venture into the captivating world of medicine with 'Aussie Med Ed,' your definitive Australian medical podcast. Journey through the diverse medical landscape in an easy-going atmosphere, guided by your host, Dr. Gavin Nimon - an Orthopaedic Surgeon deeply committed to medical education in Adelaide. Our podcast serves as an illuminating beacon for medical students, practitioners, and anyone passionate about understanding health and wellness. At Aussie Med Ed, we delve into an array of medica ...
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GI 101

Dr. Daniel Sadowski and Dr. Adriana Lazarescu

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Welcome to G.I. 101, a series of podcasts produced in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. In this podcast series, we will be addressing common clinical problems that arise from the gastrointestinal tract. These podcasts are intended for medical students, medical residents and subspecialty gastroenterology fellows. We will be focusing in particular on problems related to gastrointestinal motility. We will also be discussing other common gastroint ...
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This is an audio podcast targeting doctors, medical and dental students as well as small business owners/consultants who want to consider where to put practices within the United States and how to promote them. We will discuss growth, demographic character, psychographic profiles, competition saturation, and economic development. Additionally, we will deal with the research indicating media, messages, promotions, and strategies to build and enhance a patient base. The Podcast is hosted by Sc ...
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Unprofessional

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Two anonymous physicians share their stories and unfiltered thoughts on the world, medicine, mental health, the pandemic, and the latest current events. Your host Dr. Trevor: a degenerate who washed up on the shores of medical school. Your Co-host Dr. Ken: an intellectual, born to be a doctor. Ask us questions to be featured on the show ThatIsUnprofessional@gmail.com Twitter: @NotProMD The information in this podcast is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical adv ...
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Do you want to learn how to become a successful and happy MD? Yes? Well then this show is for you. Each week we bring you an inspiring person or message to help you unlock your full potential. You’ll learn the career secrets of some of the most successful doctors in the world, how they got to where they are, how they learn, their attitudes, what they look for in a young physician and much, much more. We try to reveal the success strategies that no one ever teaches you in medical school. You’ ...
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The Undifferentiated Medical Student (TUMS) podcast is about helping medical students to choose a medical specialty and plan a career in medicine. The list of career options available to medical students is large, but the time to explore them all is short. Moreover, mentorship in medical school is lacking, and many medical students tackle the task of career planning alone, most struggling and almost all clutching to the hope that 3rd year clinical rotations will definitively resolve their re ...
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Joe Greer, a hepatologist gastroenterologist. They talk about dealing with social inequality and social justice in the medical system as well as how we can integrate social justice into our educational system. [00:00] Introduction [13:22] First Generation Medical Students [14:44] Dealing with Social Inequality in Med…
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Susan’s mom may not have been the warmest of parents, but as a doctor who was also a racecar driver, she might have been the coolest. She was certainly the only one Susan knew who enlisted her young daughter as co-pilot and navigator in an epic road race—that they won. Years later, Susan is a physician just like her mom. She reflects on their relat…
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This is the 2nd episode in a 5-part eye series. This episode is brought to you by Kim Papp, a 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta. Today we will discuss glaucoma and learn the basics of this common ocular disease. By the end of this podcast the listener will be able to: Describe the eye anatomy relevant to glaucoma Understand the …
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Graves' disease disrupts the body's metabolic harmony, much like rogue elements overtaking a factory and ramping up production beyond capacity. This narrative draws parallels between an overactive thyroid gland and a factory in overdrive, elucidating the systemic impact of excessive thyroid hormone production. It delves into the body's accelerated …
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The Power Plant Crisis: Tackling Adrenal Insufficiency presents an insightful comparison of adrenal insufficiency to a power plant crisis in a bustling city. Imagine the adrenal glands as the city's power plant, essential for energy production and regulatory functions. This episode navigates through the challenges faced when this power plant fails …
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Four years ago, we learned that the USMLE Step 1 exam would become graded on a Pass/Fail basis, rather than each student receiving a 3-digit score. We covered this change in episode 54 of The OSA Insider, featuring an interview with national expert Dr. J. Bryan Carmody. This change went live in January 2022, and we can't help but wonder: where do t…
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In the intricate world of healthcare, we aim to guide you through the importance of being professional in medicine and medical professionalism Our panel hosted by Dr Gavin Nimon and comprised of Professor Ben Canny, Professor Gerry O'Callahan, Dr Maura Kenny and Dr. Patrick Kennewell give their opinions on how to navigate this tricky process. They …
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Christina Gomez, a GI medical oncologist at Banner MD Anderson in Phoenix, Arizona. They talk about how doctors can best break bad news to their patients as well as her journey to writing her book, “Stopped in My Tracks”. [00:00] Introduction [06:08] Advice For Giving Bad News [10:14] “Stopped in My Tracks: A Physici…
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When Anthony’s wife got sick, he believed the way to best support her was by getting stuff done. Over time though, he discovered that in order to become a better caregiver, he was going to need to unlearn some of the lessons he’d learned growing up about what love looks like in practice. Anthony performed this story live at the Parkway Theater in M…
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Tracey Johnson is the CEO of Inala Primary Care, a charitable general practice in Queensland’s most disadvantaged suburban location and co-founder of Cubiko, a practice dashboard software solution. The IPC model was named as one of four which should be adopted nationally under the 10 Year Health Reform Process and embraces multi-disciplinary care, …
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This is the 1st episode in a 5-part Ophthalmology Series. This episode is brought to you by Kim Papp, a 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta. Today we will discuss eye Fundamentals, where we will learn basics of the anatomy and physiology of the eye. By the end of this podcast you should be able to: Name the major structures of the…
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In "The Submerged Dome: Managing Chest Decompression," we explore the critical scenario of chest decompression through an underwater city analogy. Picture the pleural space as protective domes, crucial for maintaining a stable environment. When these domes are breached, threatening the city's stability, it reflects the medical emergency of pneumoth…
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"The Mountain Tunnel: CPAP and BiPAP Therapy" takes us on a journey through the treatment of breathing disorders. Imagine the airways as a mountain tunnel, where CPAP and BiPAP systems act as engineered airflows, ensuring safe passage. This episode delves into how these therapies help patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and other respiratory con…
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"The Collapsing Castle: Tension Pneumothorax Explained" offers a compelling analogy to understand tension pneumothorax. Picture a lung as an inflatable castle at a festive event, suddenly compromised by a puncture. This episode explains how air trapped in the pleural space, akin to the castle's protective layer, leads to lung collapse and severe co…
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Shivani Shah, a 4th year paediatric neurology resident at Duke University in North Carolina. They talk about her app Foreverrx, dating and socializing in the medical industry, and how you can build your own app. [00:00] Introduction [03:51] How Foreverrx Started [09:25] Resources for Building an App or a Business [12…
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The Nocturnists is back with Season 6 of its classic storytelling series, "Stories from the World of Medicine." We begin with Dr. Meghan Rothenberger, an infectious disease doctor in Minneapolis who had to lose her dog, her wallet, and her dinner, before she realized she'd also lost something more important: herself. Meghan performed this story liv…
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The Nocturnists, the award-winning medical storytelling podcast, is thrilled to announce the launch of its sixth season of its series Stories from the World of Medicine, themed "REBIRTH," available starting February 15, 2024. Hosted by Dr. Emily Silverman, this season features an inspiring lineup of medical professionals and students, including Dr.…
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Discover the silent illness which affects many Australians as we sit down with Professor Stephen McDonald, a leading nephrologist from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, to discuss the often-overlooked issue of renal disease. With an alarming number of Australians affected by kidney disease—many unknowingly—Dr Gavin Nimon (Orthopaedic Surgeon) interviews…
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Sejal Desai, a family medicine physician with over 20 years of experience with a board certification in obesity medicine. They discuss how medical students can navigate their med school journeys and the feeling of burnout, work-life balance, and the three things she wished [00:00] Introduction [03:19] A Med Student’s…
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"Trouble in the Theatre: Understanding Epiglottitis" presents a dramatic analogy to illustrate the severity of epiglottitis. Imagine the airway as a grand theatre, with the epiglottis as its crucial entrance door. When this door swells and obstructs the entrance, it mimics the life-threatening airway obstruction in epiglottitis. This episode dissec…
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Susan Baumgaertel, an internal medicine physician with 30 years of experience and founder of MenopauseMenu and myMDadvocate. They discuss menopause lessons for medical students, things everybody should know about menopause, and why men need to know about menopause too. [00:00] Introduction [02:20] Menopause - The For…
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In "The Moroccan Marketplace: Understanding Asthma", we compare Asthma to a bustling marketplace overwhelmed by unexpected obstacles. The airways are like narrow, crowded streets suddenly constricted by overreacting vendors. This analogy illustrates how asthma attacks constrict airways, making breathing a significant challenge. The episode delves i…
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Think about the last time you made a mistake. Now, imagine this happened at work, with a patient, and that your clinical setting is a punitive place where people are shamed for their mistakes. Would you want to tell anyone about this error? What if, instead, you worked somewhere that embraced open conversation about errors, and looked without judgm…
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"The Shaken Bottle: Navigating Decompression Illness" takes you on a journey through the explosive challenges of decompression illness. Picture the body as a vigorously shaken carbonated beverage, where a rapid decrease in pressure causes bubbles to form disastrously. This episode explains how similar gas bubbles in the bloodstream lead to severe s…
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Uché Blackstock, an American emergency physician and former associate professor of emergency medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. They discuss the Flexner Report, the need for diversity in healthcare, and the deep inequities that still exist in the U.S. healthcare system. [00:00] Introduction [01:4…
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Amit Pandey, an Internal Medicine Hospitalist with SRS Medical Group in San Diego, California. They discuss all you need to know about the life of a physician, the benefits of being adaptable to change, and why every physician remembers their first code blue. [00:00] Introduction [01:45] Who is Dr. Amit Pandey [03:56…
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Dive into "The Alien Invasion: Decoding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning," where we explore the insidious nature of carbon monoxide, imagined as a group of shape-shifting aliens hijacking your body's oxygen transport system, leading to detrimental effects on a city. [Subscribe for twice weekly episodes] Visit the link to purchase the textbook in Paperback…
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In "The Unyielding Hose: Understanding Aortic Aneurysms," we delve into the complexities of aortic aneurysms through a compelling analogy. Picture the aorta as a garden hose, enduring wear and tear over time, leading to potential ruptures akin to a dissecting aneurysm. This episode explores how these 'tears' within the aorta's layers can lead to li…
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Listen to Professor Tim Price, a medical oncologist specialising in gastrointestinal cancers as he shares his insights on cancer treatment in the evolving field of oncology and unlock the secrets of an oncologist's role through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond as we navigate the challenges of staying current with the fast-paced progression of cance…
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"The Rhythmic Disarray: Unraveling Ventricular Tachycardia" transforms the complexity of VT into an enthralling dance competition analogy. This episode vividly describes how VT is like a rogue dancer disrupting the rhythm, causing chaotic, rapid movements within the heart's ventricles. We delve into the dangers of this erratic 'dance,' its impact o…
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Dr Ahmed Kazmi is a UK trained Dermatologist and GP currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He loves all dermatology but has a special interest in hair and scalp disorders, transgender medicine and skin of colour dermatology. He is a keen medical educationalist and enjoys empowering his GP colleagues with dermatology knowledge and skills. He is a …
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In "The Parade Disruption: Conquering Croup," we compare croup to a festive parade suddenly disrupted by an unexpected swarm of Bees. This analogy vividly describes the inflammation and narrowing of the upper airways in croup caused by a viral infection. The episode explores the distinctive barking cough and stridor, akin to the chaos of a disrupte…
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"The Ancient City: COPD's Progressive Battle" vividly portrays Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Imagine an ancient city, representing the lungs, gradually deteriorating over time. This episode unravels how COPD mirrors this decay, with airways and alveoli losing functionality, much like the city's infrastructure. We explore the factors accele…
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In "The Bellows of Life: Mechanics of Breathing Explained," we delve into the vital act of breathing through the analogy of a blacksmith's bellows. Picture the lungs and diaphragm as parts of a bellows, working in unison to sustain life. This episode explores the intricacies of inhalation and exhalation, likened to the expansion and contraction of …
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Emma Stirling is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Director of Scoop Nutrition consultancy and award-winning nutrition communicator. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academic Lead for the Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Upskill in culinary nutrition t…
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'When the City Floods,' delves into cardiogenic acute pulmonary edema, visualized as a city overwhelmed by a sudden storm, where streets (lungs) flood due to a failing drainage system (heart). This episode explores how heart dysfunction leads to fluid in the lungs, akin to urban flooding, and the varied severity of this medical 'downpour.' Join us …
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Restoring Rhythm: The Role of AEDs in Cardiac Arrests, illuminates the lifesaving role of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) through an electrifying city analogy. This episode delves into the urgency and precision of using AEDs, highlighting their vital part in emergency response and increasing survival chances. Join us to discover the power …
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Bryan Carmody, a pediatric nephrologist at Eastern Virginia Medical School. They discuss the value of standardized test scores, the ultra-competitive nature of the residency admissions process, and the benefits of having an open mind in your journey to medicine. [00:00] Introduction [01:37] Who is Dr. Bryan Carmody […
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Dr. Erkeda DeRouen talks to Dr. Stacy Cary-Thompson, a board-certified pediatrician and founder of Cary Cares Parenting LLC. They discuss the benefits of knowing your learning style, what you need to know about a neuroscience career, and how to build a fulfilling life outside medicine. [00:00] Introduction [01:37] Who is Dr. Stacy Cary-Thompson? [0…
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In "The Clock Tower Heart: Understanding Cardiac Pacemakers," we compare the heart to a grand clock tower, the timekeeper of a city. Imagine the heart's rhythm governed by a master pendulum. But what if it falters? This episode explains how pacemakers, like precision-engineered pendulums, keep the heart beating correctly, ensuring the body's intric…
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What would it be like if you could experience firsthand the rich and complex tapestry of Indigenous culture, through the eyes of someone who's lived it? Let's set off on this journey together with Kendall Fitzgerald, a local Kaurna and Narungga woman with a goldmine of experience as an Aboriginal health worker. You will be enlightened by her powerf…
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