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The Honest Guide to Medical School that offers premed students, medical students, and healthcare learners of all kinds a window into what medicine and medical school is really like. Featuring real medical students from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

The Honest Guide to Medical School that offers premed students, medical students, and healthcare learners of all kinds a window into what medicine and medical school is really like. Featuring real medical students from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

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United States

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The Honest Guide to Medical School that offers premed students, medical students, and healthcare learners of all kinds a window into what medicine and medical school is really like. Featuring real medical students from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

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English

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Episodes

The King of Intestinal Gas

3/4/2021
This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC. Panacea is banking for medical students and doctors. Every once in a while, Dave likes to just get to know his med student co-hosts better. This time, in order to accomplish that goal, he invited each of them–M1s Rick Gardner, AJ Chowdhury, … Continue reading The King of Intestinal Gas → The post The King of Intestinal Gas appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:45:17

Good Advice: Wrong Answers Only

2/25/2021
The advice students get from mentors, peers, and advisors isn’t always good. Opinions are like *ssholes. They’re everywhere. But that doesn’t mean that the advice you’ll get is always useful. On today’s show, Marisa Evers, Rick Gardner, Eric Boeshart, and Nicole Hines discuss the advice that co-hosts have gotten during their journey that didn’t quite … Continue reading Good Advice: Wrong Answers Only → The post Good Advice: Wrong Answers Only appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:45:16

In Med School We Trust. or not.

2/18/2021
When should med students trust their school…and when should they push back? This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a division of Sonabank, member FDIC. Panacea is banking for medical students, built by doctors. Med students sometimes find it difficult to trust their school will get them through this ordeal of learning medicine. Sometimes you’re … Continue reading In Med School We Trust. or not. → The post In Med School We Trust. or not. appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:56:31

What Jobs to Med Students Actually Do in their clerksh?

2/11/2021
The medical student’s jobs may be less than sexy, but they’re important. Medical students are both learners and an important part of the teaching hospital labor pool. Recently, Dave realized he doesn’t actually know–what are their actual jobs? And how do they find out what they are? In general the job is to both learn … Continue reading What Jobs to Med Students Actually Do in their clerksh? → The post What Jobs to Med Students Actually Do in their clerksh? appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:51:27

DROWNING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2/4/2021
Doing stuff outside of your coursework is fantastic…until it isn’t. Listener Tasneem Ahmed–a fourth-year medic at London’s King’s College–joins MD/PhD student Aline Sandouk, M4 Holly Conger, and M1s AJ Chowdhury and Alex Belzer on the show. She wrote to us at theshortcoats@gmail.com because she wanted to talk with us about those times when extracurricular activities … Continue reading DROWNING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES → The post DROWNING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES appeared first on...

Duration:00:48:58

Is Medicine A Calling, or a Job?

1/28/2021
Which take on medicine is best for patients and provider mental health? Dave and the gang–including M1s AJ Chowdhury and Alex Belzer; M4 Holly Conger; and MD/PhD student Aline Sandouk–take a look at the prevalent idea that medicine is a “calling,” somewhat like religion is for many. That’s an imperfect analogy, but there are parallels. … Continue reading Is Medicine A Calling, or a Job? → The post Is Medicine A Calling, or a Job? appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:01:04:59

What You Should Tell Your FAmily About Med School

1/21/2021
How they can help, support, and understand what you’re doing here. [We livestream our recording sessions most Fridays on our listeners Facebook group, The Short Coat Student Lounge. Join us to add your questions and comments to the show!] Families are a blessing (usually). A source of support, love, and acceptance, they can prop you … Continue reading What You Should Tell Your FAmily About Med School → The post What You Should Tell Your FAmily About Med School appeared first on The Short...

Duration:00:45:03

MD or DO: What is the Difference?

1/14/2021
Are you an allopath or an osteopath? [Happy New Year! Did you know you can join The Short Coat Student Lounge on Facebook, and help us with the show? We livestream there every time we record, and if you’re there you can help us make sure we get all the angles.] A while back we … Continue reading MD or DO: What is the Difference? → The post MD or DO: What is the Difference? appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:59:39

Recess Rehash: Microaggressions: preparing to experience, witness, and commit them

1/7/2021
Good intentions are everywhere. Good behavior...well, that's more complicated. Such is the case with microaggressions, the term coined by Harvard University psychiatrist Chester Pierce in 1970 to describe minor yet hurtful comments. Pierce's original definition encompassed statements aimed at African Americans, but of course one can accidentally or purposefully put down any minority individual--women, LGBTQ+ individuals, non-white ethnicities, and more. Unfortunately, nearly 50 years after...

Duration:00:50:06

Recess Rehash: This Student’s Shame is Changing Our Curriculum

12/31/2020
[Happy New Year! We are taking a break from recording, and our next new show is out on January 14. In the meantime, enjoy this rerun. This episode was sponsored by Pattern. We hope you’ll check out their disability insurance offerings for docs at http://patternlife.com/partner/shortcoat.] Doctors and medical students often have an identity based on … Continue reading Recess Rehash: This Student’s Shame is Changing Our Curriculum → The post Recess Rehash: This Student’s Shame is Changing Our...

Duration:00:57:32

Vaccine Fever

12/24/2020
Happy Holidays! As we recorded this show, vaccine doses were beginning to spread across the world–well, across the rich countries of the world, anyway. The poorer countries were left with the WHO’s risky donation-funded program to distribute doses, causing concern that the program might just collapse because some countries we could mention decided not to … Continue reading Vaccine Fever → The post Vaccine Fever appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:50:29

Recess Rehash: Liver Bits, Cold Glocks, and Cancer of the Cancer

12/17/2020
[Last week’s show encountered some technical difficulties. So enjoy this rerun instead. We promise it’s cool.] “He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.” Co-hosts Nathen Spitz, Brandon Bacalzo, Mariam Mansour, and Greta Becker rehash their recent microbiology exam which they say kicked their butts, and how they deal with that nasty feeling. … Continue reading Recess Rehash: Liver Bits, Cold Glocks, and Cancer of the Cancer → The post Recess Rehash: Liver Bits, Cold Glocks, and Cancer...

Duration:00:56:11

AMA: Racism is a Public health Threat. SCP Co-hosts: Gosh, really?

12/10/2020
[This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC. Please support our sponsor by visiting https://panaceafinancial.com/] In mid-November, the American Medical Association declared racism to be a public health threat. With that declaration, they adopted policies to acknowledge and recognize racism as detrimental to the health and well-being of all of America’s … Continue reading AMA: Racism is a Public health Threat. SCP Co-hosts: Gosh, really? → The post...

Duration:01:18:20

Recess Rehash: When Doctors Do Harm ft. Danielle Ofri, MD

12/3/2020
Hippocrates set a high bar. [Hope your Thanksgiving was excellent, safe, and happy! We didn’t record anything this week, so here’s a rerun for you.]Dr. Danielle Ofri–NYU professor of medicine, Bellevue Hospital internist, and author of great renown–joined us this time to talk about her new book, When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error. … Continue reading Recess Rehash: When Doctors Do Harm ft. Danielle Ofri, MD → The post Recess Rehash: When Doctors Do Harm ft. Danielle Ofri, MD...

Duration:00:56:07

Quality over Quantity: Clinical Experiences and Volunteering in COVID Times

11/26/2020
[This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC. Please support our sponsor by visiting https://panaceafinancial.com/] The Short Coats have begun livestreaming their recordings in our Facebook group (most Fridays at noon central–join us and be a part of the show). Listeners Garrett and Isaac wrote in with questions about the … Continue reading Quality over Quantity: Clinical Experiences and Volunteering in COVID Times → The post Quality over Quantity:...

Duration:01:01:12

What About Choosing the Cheapest Medical School?

11/19/2020
Given how much med school costs, isn’t it best to go for your cheapest option? [This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC. Please support our sponsor by visiting https://panaceafinancial.com/] A listener we’re calling Victor Von Stateschool called us at 347-SHORT-CT to continue the recent spate of listener questions about … Continue reading What About Choosing the Cheapest Medical School? → The post What About Choosing the Cheapest Medical School?...

Duration:00:54:27

To Leave or Not To Leave

11/12/2020
Should Jenna broaden her horizons by moving away for medical school? [This episode is sponsored by Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC. Please support our sponsor by visiting https://panaceafinancial.com/] Listener Jenna got into Carver College of Medicine! But she’s worried–should she go to a new place to study medicine instead, or should she … Continue reading To Leave or Not To Leave → The post To Leave or Not To Leave appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:01:09:18

The Power and Perils of Prestige in Med Ed

11/5/2020
Name recognition is great, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Listener Morgan wrote in to ask what we thought about Ivy League schools with high name recognition, and whether it should be an important factor in her decision on a school to attend. MD/PhD student Aline Sandouk and M2s Greta Becker, Mariam … Continue reading The Power and Perils of Prestige in Med Ed → The post The Power and Perils of Prestige in Med Ed appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:01:03:36

Choosing Your Clinical Education: Community Hospital or Academic Medical Center?

10/29/2020
On this episode, M2s Nathen Spitz and Sahaana Arumugam, M3 Emma Barr, and MD/PhD student Aline Sandouk reminisce about simpler Halloween times, when the only thing to worry about was whether your costume was going to be on the sexy branch or the non-sexy branch of the decision tree. Emma gives us her thoughts on … Continue reading Choosing Your Clinical Education: Community Hospital or Academic Medical Center? → The post Choosing Your Clinical Education: Community Hospital or Academic...

Duration:00:59:29

Md/PhD worries: Transitioning to the Lab

10/22/2020
Next semester Madi Wahlen will enter the PhD phase of her MD/PhD journey, and the though to that transition makes her kind of nervous. Fortunately, both she and Aline Sandouk were on this week’s episode, allowing space for Madi (and co-hosts Levi Endelman and AJ Chowdhury) to ask Aline questions about her experiences transitioning to … Continue reading Md/PhD worries: Transitioning to the Lab → The post Md/PhD worries: Transitioning to the Lab appeared first on The Short Coat.

Duration:00:56:33