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The Curbsiders

#214 COVID Cakes 3: Llamas, Remdesivir, Strokes, the Future, and More!

Elevate your critical appraisal skills as we review the first RCT of remdesivir and share the latest and greatest COVID-19 stories including: Llama antibodies, Stroke statistics, Future Waves, Exit Strategies and Awake Proning. We’re joined by everyone’s favorite Curbsider/internist/epidemiologist, Rahul Ganatra MD MPH (@rbganatra). Rahul provides critical appraisal of the newest randomized control trial (RCT) on remdesivir from the Lancet, and gives us a lesson on why statistical power is so important to consider. We also share updates on strokes, awake proning, pandemic predictions, and we reveal another reason to love llamas (besides those luscious lashes). Llama mia, here we go again!

The Short Coat Podcast

More Signs that Med School Will Be Different This Fall

As many of us are, The Short Coats–including this week’s M1 co-hosts Nathen Spitz, Maddie Wahlen, and Caitlin Matteson–have been gazing into their cracked crystal ball to discover the new shape of medical school amid the pandemic. In a previous episode, the crew prognosticated on how interviews would change (and how you can be sure those changes won’t scuttle your chances for interview success), for instance…and it turns out we were right! Adding some certainty to that, the Association of American Medical Colleges has cancelled all its conferences until July of 2021. So yeah.

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Journey to Medicine

The 2x2 to Becoming a Doctor: interview with Dr. Michael Zhang, Stanford Neurosurgery Resident

In this remarkable interview, Dr. Michael Zhang gives simple, effective advice regarding the decision to go into medicine and one important step that everyone should take before applying to medical school. He discusses his time in med school and neurosurgery residency and what surprised him the most about becoming a resident. Listen to this inspirational podcast!

The Short Coat Podcast

This Student's Shame Is Changing Our Curriculum

Doctors and medical students often have an identity based on perfection and infallibility.  Often it that identity comes from their own expectations of themselves, and sometimes it comes from external sources.  Whatever the source, it’s both motivating and problematic to feel shame when mistakes are made,  or when knowledge is imperfect.


Disability in Medicine: Adam Wadina (M4)

In this episode we sat down with Adam Wadina.  Adam is a 4th year medical student applying to neurology residency. He was born missing his left hand, and this has shaped his medical school experience and overall life outlook in many ways. He has become very passionate about disability ethics, and hopes his experiences can help further the discussion in the future for both patients and doctors who face long term disability. In today’s conversation, Adam talks about his experiences through medical education, and shares his insights on how we view and discuss issues around disability.