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  • What is Autism?

  • Created August 22, 2017 by Open Osmosis
  • What is Autism? Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving deficits in language, communication, and social behaviors. This video explores the previous and updated diagnostic criteria according to the diagnostic and statistical manual...VIEW >
  • Chronicles of a Med Student: Beginning Clinical Rotations

  • Created August 21, 2017 by Adelle
  • I walked into my first rotation with a stethoscope and granola bar in my pocket and a LOT of nerves. I had no idea what to expect. I knew I had to impress my preceptor (which I imagined was easier said than done) and ace my shelf exam because this was the specialty I wanted...VIEW >
  • Future Summer Health Professionals, Revisited

  • Created August 17, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • CCOM’s Summer Program for Future Health Professionals Was a Success. While Dave was on vacation, Teneme Konne got together with some folks we talked to back in July, pre-health students in UI’s Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a program that offers minority students and others access to mentorship and insight into future health careers....VIEW >
  • Quiz of the Week: How Would You Manage This Suspected Overdose?

  • Created August 17, 2017 by Figure 1
  • A 75-year-old female is brought to the emergency department after ingesting an unknown amount of acetaminophen. Approximately four hours earlier, she was found distraught with empty pill bottles nearby. Her daughter explains her mother was recently diagnosed with dementia, has arthritis, and typically takes extended-release acetaminophen for pain relief throughout the day. After initial assessments,...VIEW >
  • Ending Premed Naivety: Understanding the Realities of a Medical Career

  • Created August 16, 2017 by Nicole Hawkins
  • The only real recollections I have of visiting the hospital before college were once as a child undergoing a tonsillectomy and once as a preteen to visit my newborn cousin. Fast forward ten years or so and suddenly I was a freshman in college shadowing a medical professional and trying to decide if I wanted...VIEW >
  • Crushing It With Mental Illness During Med School

  • Created August 11, 2017 by The Short Coat Podcast
  • [We’re re-releasing this episode because when it was first posted the file was screwed up.  Enjoy!] Much like America, doctors are afraid of mental illness. Photo by darcyadelaide  Physicians are no better than the rest of us at dealing with mental illness, even as they work valiantly to get their patients to recognize and get treatment for their conditions....VIEW >

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