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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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Ep42 | Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

June 26th, 2020


In this episode, we interview Dr. Nate Kittle, a family medicine faculty member at The Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency program at …

Ep41 | Supporting Children with Special Needs - Sharon Pike

April 25th, 2020


Raising a child with special needs brings many joys and challenges. On this episode we hear about it firsthand from Sharon Pike, who has a daughter with special needs. Through her experience navigating the healthcare …

Ep40 | Medical Myths: Undocumented Immigrants and Healthcare - w/ Dr. Mark Kuczewski

March 27th, 2020


Immigration: you may have strong opinions about it on one side or the other, but how much do you actually know? And what does undocumented immigration have to do with medicine?

For this episode, we sat down with Dr. …

Ep39 | What happens if you don’t match? SOAP - Dr. Liza Brecher

March 15th, 2020


If you are interested in learning more technical details of the SOAP we highly recommend these videos on the NRMP website:

SOAP for Applicants Video

SOAP for Programs Video

How the Matching Algorithm Works

Liza a first …

Ep38 | Medical Myths: Admissions - Dean Nabers

February 28th, 2020


It's time once again for every pre-med's favorite topic...admissions! For the latest episode in our Medical Myths series, Brendan, Emily, and Raj--safely on the other side of the admissions hurdle--sat down with Darrell …

Ep37 | Race and Loss in Medicine: Hermona Abera

January 25th, 2020


In this episode, we sat down with a third year medical student Hermona Abera to discuss two topics in medicine which are all too familiar to her - racism and loss. Listen along as we explore the types of discrimination …

Ep36 | Disability in Medicine: Adam Wadina (M4)

January 18th, 2020


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, …

Ep35 | Non-Traditional Paths to Medicine: Law to Medicine

January 13th, 2020


This episode is for those who love school. We have a special guest Robert Canning who decided to obtain his JD and MBA and then pursue medical …

Ep34 | Non-Traditional Paths to Medicine: From Marketing to Med School

December 14th, 2019


This series is especially for pre-meds pursuing or thinking about pursuing a non-traditional path to medicine. Our guest for this episode is Cheryl Zhang, who transitioned from a career in marketing to being a student …

Ep33 | Medical Myths: Women's Sexual Health with Jen Romanello

December 6th, 2019


Welcome to "Medical Myths,"  a new series on the Medicus podcast where we explore misinformation and common misunderstandings in the healthcare world, with the goal to help dispel common myths and promote education and …

Ep32 | Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy - Dr. Timothy Buckley

November 23rd, 2019


In today’s episode we dive deep into the topic of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, one of the newer emerging modalities in the field of medicine.  We sit down to discuss with Dr. Timothy Buckley, a clinical …

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

November 11th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 - DACA

February 1st, 2019


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


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


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


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


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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