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If you're a healthcare professional, student, or just someone interested in the many facets of medicine, you've come to the right place! We are a team of medical students discussing a broad range of topics with peers, residents, physicians, researchers, administrators, and allied health professional… read more

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Ep31 | Dying with Dignity - A discussion on Palliative Medicine with Dr. Aziz Ansari

November 11th, 2019

35:15

The terms “hospice” and “palliative care” are frequently associated with end stages of dying and can be misinterpreted as giving up or losing hope, …

Ep30 | Patient Perspective: Moonwalking Through Breast Cancer

October 26th, 2019

1:17:07

To honor breast cancer awareness month, we sat down with Alice Moon, Devon and Peter Moon to get a patient’s perspective on being diagnosed with …

Ep29 | Experiences From a One-Year Fellowship at a Rural Bolivian Clinic

October 18th, 2019

47:29

Medical students Megha Srivastava and Andrea Escobar spent a whole year working at a free clinic in rural Bolivia for their global health fieldwork …

Ep28 | Women Leaders in Medicine - Dr. Shikha Jain

October 12th, 2019

56:03

Women have made up at least 40% of medical students in the US for over 25 years, yet this is not reflected in medical leadership.  Women account for only 18% of hospital CEOs and 16% of all deans and department chairs. …

Ep27 | MS4 Perspective: Obstetrics & Gynecology

September 28th, 2019

29:18

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn). Our specialty series with …

Ep26 | Patient Perspective: Surviving Pediatric Cancer

September 16th, 2019

57:44

In this episode, we sat down with fellow Medicus team member Dave Lee to discuss his experience with pediatric cancer (specifically ALL).  Dave shares his perspective as a former patient and now as a physician in …

Ep25 | Hypnosis, Acupuncture, and Integrative Medicine

August 31st, 2019

1:01:33

On this episode we take a look into complementary and alternative medicine. Does hypnosis actually work? Can a certain herbal medicine make me live longer? These are some of the questions we ask Dr. Kit Lee, a Family …

Ep24 | Dr. Kamran Mirza - “#twitterhomework, #103%, #pathology, and more”

August 23rd, 2019

49:03

If you've ever watched any crime show, you're probably familiar with the stereotype of the pathologist - alone in the recesses of the hospital, …

Ep23 | MS4 Perspective: Pediatrics

August 18th, 2019

47:57

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Pediatrics. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students consists of three parts. Part I consists of a discussion about the …

Ep22 | MS4 Perspective: Ophthalmology

August 9th, 2019

32:43

Nolan Adams is a 4th year student at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine who will be entering Loyola's ophthalmology residency after a transitional …

Ep21 | Community Health - How Free Clinics Provide for Low-Income Individuals

August 2nd, 2019

46:07

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard a lot of debate about the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United States. With the expansion of Medicaid and other reforms that were a part of the …

Ep20 | MS4 Perspective: Neurology

July 26th, 2019

1:29:35

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Neurology. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students …

Ep19 | The Anatomy of Dr. Dauzvardis

July 20th, 2019

45:38

Anybody who has taken an Anatomy course can tell you about their eccentric Anatomy professor. It seems that a unique personality is a prerequisite to …

Ep18 | Summing Up the USMLE Step 1

July 12th, 2019

38:24

We're back! Alek, Neal, Josh, Nate, and Mara have all made it to the other side of the Step 1 exam. We took a few weeks off for studying and recovering but we are happy to be back, and this time with some new Medicus …

Ep17 | Why Would a Physician Get an MBA?

April 19th, 2019

43:37

With 500 medical students getting an MD/MBA combined degree every year, along with many attending physicians enrolling in executive MBA programs, it …

Ep16 | The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia - Amal Kassir

April 12th, 2019

1:00:22

In September 2018 our local chapter of Physicians for Human Rights hosted an event where guest speaker Amal Kassir gave a talk called “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia.” A few members of the Medicus team were …

Ep15 | MS4 Perspective: Internal Medicine

April 5th, 2019

1:19:52

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Internal Medicine. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students consists of three parts. Part I is a discussion about the …

Ep14 | Healthcare on the Hill - Working for the AMA

March 29th, 2019

53:22

Listen as current medical student Blake Murphy coaches us on how to get educated about healthcare policy and become involved in advocacy. Serving as …

Ep13 | Healthcare Behind Bars

March 22nd, 2019

1:32:05

If you ask most medical students why they decided to go to medical school, there’s a good chance that they will say it was, at least in part, to help …

Ep12 | Becoming a Resilient Physician

March 15th, 2019

55:35

Many physicians will tell you that there will come a time where you are so fatigued mentally, physically and emotionally that you begin to lose sight of why you pursued a career in medicine in the first place.  These …

Ep11 | Should Step 1 Be Pass/Fail?

March 8th, 2019

42:38

Every medical student knows of that one hurdle that can make or break their aspirations of getting into the specialty or program of their choice. It’s the bane of existence for every medical student in their first two …

Ep10 | A Physician's Balancing Act

March 1st, 2019

37:46

Part of being a physician is establishing a balance between personal life and work life. On this episode of Medicus, Dr. Bernadette Aulivola joins us …

Ep09 | Caring for Veterans - The VA Healthcare System

February 22nd, 2019

37:24

There are many different types of hospitals in the United States, most of which fall under the broad categories of for-profit, not-for-profit, and government-owned (Department of Veterans Affairs "VA"). Although only a …

Ep08 | Valentine’s Special Pt. 2: Being a Parent in Medical School and Residency

February 15th, 2019

32:38

Welcome to Part 2 of our Valentine’s Day Special!  Here we explore what it’s like to be a parent while attending medical school and residency. For …

Ep07 | Valentine’s Special Pt. 1: Relationships and Marriage in Medical School

February 15th, 2019

55:07

In the Part 1 of our Valentine’s Day Special, we learn about managing relationships and getting married while in medical school. We discuss the …

Ep06 | MS4 Perspective: Emergency Medicine

February 8th, 2019

1:17:26

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Emergency Medicine. Our guests in this episode, Shea Boles and …

Ep05 | Undocumented Physicians

February 1st, 2019

30:10

Medical training is a stressful process. Sometimes we get lost in the grind and rely on taking each task one at a time, only focusing on what is …

Ep04 | Bioethics and Faith in Medicine

January 25th, 2019

54:47

One of the most difficult questions that patients can ask a healthcare provider is “why me?”. To complicate things further, this question is often …

Ep03 | Must-Hear Discussion on Medical School Admissions

January 18th, 2019

1:14:32

For students hoping to go through the rigorous process of becoming a physician, the challenge begins before they even set foot in a school. …

Ep02 | MS4 Perspective: General Surgery

January 11th, 2019

59:09

In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of General Surgery with two students who are pursuing this as a career. Our guests for this episode, Steven Marincel and Allison Zarnke, …

Ep01 | A Deep Dive into Medical Education, Med-Peds, and Much More

January 9th, 2019

1:13:12

On this episode of Medicus, Dr. Nate Derhammer joins us to talk about medical education and how it has changed since when he was a student. He also …

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