The individual new to medicine is crossing a threshold: Moving from personal independence to professional commitment.
We will talk about how this happens and what your
role will be.
There is no doubt that one of the best ways that the upcoming medical student can learn what Medicine is about is to be a part of the experiences of active, practicing clinicians.
Virtual Shadowing those experiences to you!
On Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Central Time, we offer weekly programs that address the issues of decisions, the applications process, and real-life stories of practicing physicians who serve those in need of care.
These Sessions will be archived and available for viewing on YouTube at your convenience.
We offer the exam questions for a period of time after
the Sessions. We encourage you to take the exams as soon as you can to document your participation in the Sessions!
This Session, our eleventh, covers the career of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician.
Our guest, Dr. Pam Okada, discusses the choices that led her to become a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Pediatric Emergency Department Medical Director. Join us for this warm engaging story about those patients who are NOT "just little adults"!
YouTube link to our Eleventh Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
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This Session, our tenth, will discuss the impact of diversity and inclusion on a career in Medicine.
Our guest, Dr. Ava Pierce, has served as Program Director for the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine.
YouTube link to our Tenth Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session, our ninth, will present the history of the development of the "Physician Assistant" and the path to pursuing this path to a career in Medicine, including the financial impact on individuals seeking this opportunity.
Krystal Lopez, PA-C and Tu Forkner, PA-C will discuss their backgrounds and their practices as Physician Assistants.
YouTube link to our Ninth Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session, our eighth, will present the future of the understanding of four dimensional anatomy and physiology in the evaluation and management of patients.
Dr. Jones will discuss her career as an emergency physician and ultrasonographer, stressing the importance of a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology especially by way of bedside imaging.
YouTube link to our Eighth Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
The Seventh Session presented the experience of medical students as they enter their clerkships in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Kulstad discussed her career as an academic emergency physician and her work in overseeing the medical student clerkships in an academic setting.
YouTube link to our Seventh Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session presented the role of the physician in the Tactical Medicine environment in the out-of-hospital phase.
Dr. Morshedi, an Emergency Medicine and Tactical Medicine physician, described the path that led him to this work and what his activities entail.
YouTube link to our Sixth Session (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session presents a current analysis of the new pandemic, COVID-19, including what we know about this disease and its effects on Medicine.
This Session is important to the incoming medical practitioner for many reasons:
- Is there hope for a treatment?
- Is there hope for a vaccine?
- How could it affect you and your family?
- Is there a chance you might get hurt?
YouTube link to our Fifth Session on "COVID: A New Pandemic" (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
Reading Assignments for the Fifth Session:
This Session presents one of our emergency medicine colleagues who discusses life in this fast-moving specialty.
We'll discuss some of the personal side of Medicine: How to choose your career in Medicine; having a family and the stresses that a medical career places on your personal life; and, what if I decide that I would like to do something else?
YouTube link to our Fourth Session on "A Day in the Life of an Emergency Physician" (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session introduces the basic elements of physical assessment: The history, physical examination, test ordering, the forming of a differential diagnosis, the initiation of treatment, and the arrangement for patient followup after care.
YouTube link to our Third Session on the Elements of the Physical Examination (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
This Session addresses the essential elements of application to a career in Medicine. Comments include application to MD, DO, and PA Schools!
YouTube link to our Second Session on the Applications Process (please copy and paste the link into your browser):
The slide set from Session Two is posted for your review here:
This Session presents the basic reasons why you might want to have a career in medicine, with introduction to the patient evaluation process
YouTube Link to the First Session on "What am I getting into??" (please copy and paste the link into your browser):