Dr. Scott Halpern on Health Incentives, Being a Good Mentor, and Nudges

In this episode, Dr. Scott Halpern talks about health economics and nudges, a concept in health economics. He is the founding Director of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, which generates evidence to advance policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness. He is also the founding…

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Vital Signs 001: Are BS/MD Programs Right For You?

When medical school becomes competitive, people look at different ways to get into medical school. If you’re a high schooler, consider applying to BS/MD programs. In this video, I explain why it’s an alluring option supported by SCIENCE! – Check out my post about BS/MD programs which goes into more depth about the advantages and…

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Dr. Monica Kalra on Being an Osteopathic Physician, the Texas Medical School Experience, and Being a Lifelong Learner

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Monica Kalra, a DO practicing out of Texas. We talked a lot about what a DO is, what the skills are for a good resident, and how she became a doctor. Dr. Monica Kalra’s Biography on Memorial Hermann Medical Group Show notes [0:20] What is a DO? What…

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Dr. Katelyn Bruno on Basic Science Research, Myocarditis, and Finding a Good Mentor

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Katelyn Bruno, a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic, and we talked about myocarditis, her main research interest. We also talked about how to find a good mentor, her outreach work with the myocarditis foundation, and why she pursued a PhD. Dr. Katelyn Bruno’s Biography on Mayo…

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MR Rajagopal on “Doing No Harm,” Developing Compassion, and Developing a System to Beat Chronic Pain

In which Shree talks to Dr. MR Rajagopal, a palliative care doctor who has ironically made it his life’s mission to combat the stigma of palliative care in India. We talked about how to approach easing pain during the terminal months of life, and how to develop a conversation about opioids and medication to develop…

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