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The COM Pod: an unfiltered look at life at Idaho's first medical school

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The COM Pod is the official podcast of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). From technology tips to advice for prospective medical students and everything in between, The COM Pod offers a behind-the-scenes look at life at Idaho's first medical school as told by its students, faculty and staff.

The COM Pod is the official podcast of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). From technology tips to advice for prospective medical students and everything in between, The COM Pod offers a behind-the-scenes look at life at Idaho's first medical school as told by its students, faculty and staff.

Location:

United States

Description:

The COM Pod is the official podcast of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). From technology tips to advice for prospective medical students and everything in between, The COM Pod offers a behind-the-scenes look at life at Idaho's first medical school as told by its students, faculty and staff.

Twitter:

@IdahoCOM

Language:

English

Contact:

2087954300


Episodes

Finding your "Match"

6/20/2022
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -- also known as "The Match" -- is used to place U.S. medical school students into residency training programs, and occurs during a student's fourth-year of medical school. ICOM alumni Jenna Farmer, DO and Marcus Capizzano, DO join Brian, Stephanie and Dr. Rau to discuss their experiences navigating the NRMP and offer advice to med students. Dr. Farmer is currently completing her Family Medicine residency with the Family Medicine Residency of...

Duration:00:49:03

Back for Season 2

6/13/2022
We're baaaaaaaack! The COM Pod -- the official podcast of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) has returned for its second season. Hosts Brian Atkinson, Director of IT; Stephanie Dillon, Director of Communications & Marketing; and Dr. Dennis Rau, Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Integration are excited to bring you some fresh content this season! Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media: podcast@idahocom.org

Duration:00:04:28

Surviving and Thriving in Clinical Rotations

4/13/2021
Now that ICOM’s inaugural Class of 2022 is nearing the end of its first year of clinical rotations, Student Doctors Yalda Chalabi and Nick Scapini share their experiences with hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau. Get advice, words of wisdom, and learn about “pimping” -- the OTHER kind of pimping -- from these experienced third-year students. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast: https://www.idahocom.org/academics/clinical-experience/Have a question or topic...

Duration:01:19:34

Research at ICOM

3/23/2021
Dr. Todd Coffey, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Research and Biostatistics chats with hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau about the research landscape at ICOM. Listen to this episode to learn about research opportunities available to students throughout the pre-clinical and clinical years. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast: https://www.idahocom.org/research/Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social...

Duration:00:48:45

Financing Your Medical School Education

3/2/2021
Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau are joined by Nicole McMillin, ICOM’s Director of Financial Aid, to discuss financing your medical school education. From information on loans and scholarships to tuition and fees, consider this episode as “Financial Aid 101” for prospective ICOM students. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast: https://www.idahocom.org/admission-aid/financial-aid/https://www.idahocom.org/students/student-accounts/Have a question or topic...

Duration:00:26:06

COVID-19's Impact on ICOM's First-Year Students

12/7/2020
Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dennis Rau are joined by Kristie Nguyen, OMS-I and Christopher Thompson, OMS-I. These first-year students share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and influenced the medical school experience. Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:

Duration:00:52:33

FAQs for ICOM's Admissions Team

12/7/2020
Hosts Brian Atkinson and Stephanie Dillon are joined by returning guest, Ellie Matthews, ICOM's Recruiter Extraordinaire. On this episode, Ellie answers a variety of frequently asked questions from prospective students. If you're looking to apply to ICOM, you'll want to listen to this episode! Links and emails mentioned in the podcast: https://www.idahocom.org/about/faq/ https://bit.ly/2VRyPuM https://youtu.be/xy3KkGMM1jIHave a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us...

Duration:01:01:39

ICOM's Response to COVID-19

9/14/2020
Classes have resumed at ICOM with a hybrid of virtual and in-person learning. Hosts Brian, Stephanie and Dennis chat with ICOM Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Thomas Mohr, and ICOM Director of Facilities, Chris Wilson, about safety precautions and procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:

Duration:00:57:12

Medical School Recap -- The First Two Years

9/1/2020
While this episode of The COM Pod was recorded back in June of 2020, the stories and information shared are timeless. Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dennis Rau are joined by Celine Tran, OMS-II and Phil Zeek, OMS-III to recap their first and second years of medical school. Student Doctors Tran and Zeek share the "peaks" and the "pits" of the academic year, and give advice to incoming medical students. Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on...

Duration:00:56:07

The Clinical Years at ICOM

8/21/2020
Hosts Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau chat with Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Kevin Wilson, and Clinical Clerkship Coordinator, Sara Reiter, about the clinical years at ICOM. If you're interested in learning about the rotations ICOM has to offer, what the third and fourth-year curriculum looks like, and what student physicians can expect to see and do during these rotations, then this episode is for you! Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on...

Duration:00:53:04

Virtual Recruiting & Medical School Interviews

8/17/2020
With medical school fairs and other recruitment-type events cancelled due to COVID-19, what can pre-med students do to connect with medical schools during these unprecedented times? ICOM's Director of Admissions, Janette Martin, and Recruiter, Ellie Matthews, join this episode of The COM Pod to share how recruiting strategies have altered and what virtual medical school interviews will look like this fall. Links mentioned in the...

Duration:00:49:19

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical School & the Profession (w/Dr. David Pate)

6/11/2020
The trajectory of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has stunned the medical profession and has changed the medical school experience, both for current and prospective students. ICOM President Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, and Dr. David Pate, Vice Chairman of the ICOM Board of Trustees and member of Governor Brad Little's Coronavirus Task Force, make a guest appearance to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the medical landscape. Links mentioned in the...

Duration:00:53:49

Preparing for Board Exams During Quarantine

5/13/2020
Among the many challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of medical students across the U.S. are experiencing delays in board exams. In this episode, hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau chat with two of ICOM's second-year students, Student Doctors Erica Latorre and Eric Hall. They discuss how learning and studying remotely is influencing their preparation for the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) and/or the United...

Duration:00:52:04

Learning and Working Remotely

4/29/2020
Learning and working remotely has become the "new normal" for educational institutions and businesses across the country due to COVID-19 -- including ICOM. In this episode, hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau share their thoughts and experiences with this new workflow. They are joined by Student Doctors Kristen Parks and Bridger West, two first-year students who have had to adapt new learning and studying strategies, which they share. Have a question or topic...

Duration:00:57:27

Virtual Learning

3/29/2020
Due to the progression of COVID-19, many -- if not all -- schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions have transitioned to online learning in an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing of their students and educators. In this episode, ICOM Learning Specialist Jennifer Ross shares information on how to become a successful virtual learner. Her tips and advice are suitable for students in all stages of their learning career! Have a question or topic suggestion for The...

Duration:00:25:18

Taking a Break!

3/2/2020
We'll be back in two weeks! In the meantime, let us know what you think and what you want to hear more of at podcast@idahocom.org.

Duration:00:01:35

OMM -- More than Musculoskeletal

2/25/2020
Host Dr. Dennis Rau chats with second-year medical students Jenna Farmer, Kiefer Starks, Arman Israelyan and William Ketterer about their journey to medical school, thoughts on osteopathic manipulation and patient outcomes they've seen through using osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:

Duration:00:42:30

Osteopathic Medicine 101

2/17/2020
What is osteopathic medicine? What does "DO" stand for? Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau, alongside returning guest, ICOM Dean Dr. Thomas J. Mohr, answer those questions and many others related to osteopathic medicine. If you've ever wanted to know what the difference is between DOs and MDs, then this episode is for you! It was incorrectly stated in this podcast that A.T. Still's family passed away due to influenza. Rather, two of his children passed away from...

Duration:00:55:06

Tech -- Learning Spaces or Sitting Is The New Smoking

2/10/2020
In this episode, host Brian Atkinson is joined by Russell Colbert, ICOM AV Support Specialist; Alex Lewin, ICOM OPP Opperations Coordinator, and Student-Doctor Lucas Simmons OMS-I. These four discuss technology used in ICOM's learning spaces including the OMM Lab and Auditoriums. You'll also hear about some non-technical aspects of ICOM and learn why sitting really is the new smoking. Links mentioned in the episode: https://icomtvids.uscreen.io/Have a question or topic suggestion for The...

Duration:00:54:42

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

2/3/2020
Happy National Women Physicians Day! February 3 is nationally recognized as Women Physicians Day in the United States. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849. In this episode, host Stephanie Dillon is joined by Dr. Sarah Davis, ICOM Assistant Professor of OPP; Student-Doctor Erica Latorre, member of ICOM's Student Government Association and Health Professions Scholarship Program participant; and Student-Doctor...

Duration:00:44:42