The Short Coat Podcast

199 EpisodesProduced by Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Broadcasts from the amazing and intense world of medical school.

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Nebraska has questions.

October 18th, 2018

1:23:11

Jennifer Andersen, a sociology PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, teaches a course called Sociology of Health and Health Care. She …

Listeners Revolt!

October 11th, 2018

46:30

We love listener feedback...even when it's negative. And this whole obesity thing is really great for generating negative listener feedback. For …

Bonus Episode! Why You Might Want an MD/PhD

October 9th, 2018

1:24:19

The MD isn't the only degree offered by many medical schools. For those who get excited about data, research, and advancing medical knowledge, you …

Ambien Dreams

October 4th, 2018

46:47

This week, listener Jen sent us an article from JAMA in which the author bemoans his tendency to let the electronic health record (coupled with his …

Bonus Episode! Palliative Care: A Perspective from A Land Where It Barely Exists, ft. Dr. MR Rajagopal

October 2nd, 2018

46:30

In most of India, palliative care--a medical specialty focused on improving the quality of life of people with life-limiting or disabling diseases--is available to only 1% of people who need it. But in Kerala, one …

What Skinny Doctors Don’t Get About Their Obese Patients

September 27th, 2018

50:19

Fifi Trixiebell (not her real name) wrote to theshortcoats@gmail.com asking us to discuss what medical students learn about nutrition, and whether they think the keto diet is just another fad. Luckily, Madeline Slater, …

Are physicians hopeless in the face of the obesity epidemic?

September 20th, 2018

58:35

Listener Hannah wrote in after shadowing physicians, noting that many of the morbidly obese patients she observed resisted their doctors' advice to lose weight. Is there any hope that doctors can treat this intractable …

Is AOA racially biased?

September 13th, 2018

57:46

Aline Sandouk, Jayden Bowen, Aditi Patel, and newbie Madeline Slater are on hand to answer listener questions, such as J's query about the utility of …

Man Ovens, Shoring Up Weaknesses, and Ditching the MCAT

September 6th, 2018

52:41

Activia (not her actual name, though it probably should be. Feel free to take that name, anonymous caller) emailed us at theshorcoats@gmail.com to …

Owning a Visible Disability during Med School Interviews

September 2nd, 2018

51:46

On today's show, we'll answer a question from listener Victoria about having a feeding tube during med school interviews--should she worry that it …

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