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Christmas in the hospital
Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about spending the holidays in the hospital, take a holiday quiz, and Nick reads the winning essay from the American College of Surgeons' RAS essay contest.
Friday, December 20, 2019
How should patients choose their doctors?
Host Nick Andrews and Dr. Emi Okamoto discuss how patients should choose their doctors. Plus, Kristen Aliano Messina, MD, a plastic surgeon in Plano, Tx., talks with Nick about resiliency in surgical residents.
Friday, December 13, 2019
AMA gives Hahnemann residents $220 each to relocate, and Nike has a shoe for you!
Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss the new Nike shoe for "Everyday Heroes," Google enters the EHR space (sort-of), and the American Medical Association gives a total of $125,000 to a group of 570 Hahnemann residents for relocation and other fees such as immigration proceedings. The guest this week is David Fajgenbaum, MD, whose book, Chasing My Cure documents his struggle with Castleman Disease as well as his fortitude to use his medical training to find a cure and unite the cause.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Best-of: Postcall Lounge
Best of the Postcall Lounge
Friday, November 29, 2019
On call workout, Thanksgiving codes, gifts for docs
Host Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about all things Thanksgiving in this special edition of the Postcall Podcast.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Doctors on TV and the Warren health care plan
Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss how docs feel about Elizabeth Warren's plan for Medicare-for-all. They also discuss how bingeing on your favorite show affects sleep and how TV and films get medical care so wrong. The guest this week is Ashley Alker, MD, who is a medical consultant for various TV programs and films -- she helps them get it right.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Words matter: Calling psychiatry patients by their disease
Nick and Dr. Emi Okamoto discuss a new survey about using the appropriate language when referring to patients. They also get into how banning sugary drinks went over at one California institution and talk about what physicians need to know about CBD. The interview this week is with Dr. Elisabeth Poorman of the University of Washington, Seattle.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Patients words can hurt; plus, harassment in surgical residency
Nick and Dr. Emi Okamoto talk about recent research on burnout and harassment in surgical residency and how patient behavior can affect physicians, trainees, and medical students.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Football; dogs save docs and preserve life; and a clown of a doctor
The interview this week is with Jeff Pearson, DO, a family practice clinician practicing in Carlsbad, Calif. Dr. Pearson uses humor, magic, and general tomfoolery to forge a connection with his patients.
Friday, October 25, 2019
No free medical advice
The interview this week is Taylor Brana, DO, the founder, producer, and host of the Happy Doc Podcast.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Drinking before a shift and hard patient conversations
Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss what makes a good doctor-patient relationship, how EMRs affect burnout, and when, if ever, it's okay to have had a drink before a clinical shift.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Your EMR/EHR: What would you change?
The interview this week is Luke S. Johnson, MD, a dermatologist with a focus on pediatric dermatology at the University of Utah. Dr. Johnson is the founder and co-host of the brand new Dermasphere podcast.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Creator of The Nocturnists podcast, IM subspecialty data, and free med school?
The creator of The Nocturnists podcast, Emily Silverman, MD, talks inspiration, storytelling, time management, and being a doctor. Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss the latest medical school to make their tuition free, which internal medicine subspecialties women are and aren't choosing, and more.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Doctors and their screens; plus, your patients can be hacked
Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, break down the screens and devices doctors interact with both in and out of the clinic. The interview guest this week is Sarah Mojarad, a medical and science educator and lecturer who shares her insights about social media and medicine.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Physician suicide awareness; plus, can Groupon fix healthcare?
National Suicide Prevention Week interview with Janae Sharp of the Sharp Index, which is a resource for physician suicide awareness, prevention, and research. Emi Okamoto, MD, and Nick have a mini journal club about the med student perspective on suicide and burnout and how Groupon can save you and/or your patients money on some medical procedures.
Friday, September 13, 2019
SPECIAL: Physician suicide lecture
A special lecture on suicide prevention from our sister podcast, the Psychcast.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
A eulogy for a hospital, and everyone poops...microplastics
Physician mental health policy grades for every state, microplastics in stools all around the globe, and a moving eulogy for a hospital?After penning a eulogy for the hospital that agreed to train her as a surgical resident, Lynsey Daniels, MD, joins Nick to talk about the closure, the hospital's finals days, and moving forward.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Dr. Danielle Ofri, plus Emi returns
New York Times contributor Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, joins the show to talk about writing, the clinic, the system, and the Bellevue Literary Review. Emi Okamoto, MD, is back on the program.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Advice for new med students and Dr. Julie Croley
MedTwitter stars and clinicians give their best advice for medical students as medical school resumes and @dr.skinandsmiles (Julie Amthor Croley, MD) joins Nick Andrews to talk about doctors on social media, podcasting, long-distance doctor marriages, and more.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Masterclass on burnout; more on Hahnemann closure
Dr. Richard Balon gives a lecture on physician burnout and mandated wellness and Nick Andrews talks to Damian McNamara about the final days of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Dr. Red Hoffman, Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweet, and Postcall pillars
Red Hoffman, MD, ND, talks palliative care, her touching essay in JAMA, and how she climbed the hill to med school.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Mara Antonoff, MD; PCPs unwilling to accept patients on opioids
Mara Antonoff, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, joins Nick to talk about female physicians being referred to by their first names.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Mark Shapiro, MD, of the podcast Explore the Space
The interview is with the host of the podcast Explore the Space, we find out where in the world Emi Okamoto, MD, is off to, and how purpose in life appears to be impacting mortality.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Shanny Tosounian, DO; putting off having a child during training
Shannon Tosounian, DO, aka @Shanny_DO, is an internal med and GI fellow. She also blogs and coordinates an Instagram account with more than 50,000 followers. Postcall hosts Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, pick Dr. Tosounian's brain about being an "influencer," blogging, and how to manage time.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Dating advice for docs; Drug price tool, medical puns; boundaries with Pooja Lakshmin, MD
Nick Andrews interviews Dr. Pooja Lakshmin about boundaries and burnout. Nick and Dr. Emi talk about medical puns and drug price tools to help patients.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Pride Month continues; Stonewall 50; Jack Drescher, MD
Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, continue Pride Month into the first week of July, discussing the NYPD's "long overdue" apology to the LGBT community and to those involved in the infamous Stonewall riots New York City.
Friday, July 5, 2019
A sexist study? Hahnemann to close, credit card hacks, and Kaz Nelson, MD
This week’s interview is with Kaz Nelson, MD, a psychiatrist and podcast host. Also, Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, chat about a recent, controversial study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the looming closure of a major hospital, and credit card hacks.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Opioids: Talking about talking about them; Amy Fiedler, MD
Interview with Amy Fiedler, MD, about back-and-forth editorials in academia and what the point of "Beyond #ILookLikeASurgeon" looks like. Plus, Emi takes the weekly quiz.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Burnout, Danielle Ofri, MD, op-ed, and 5 things to think about with Ed DelSole, MD
The first ever Postcall lounge on burnout and other topics in medicine with Emi Okamoto, MD, and Ed DelSole, MD.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Medical meeting tips and SoMeDocs with Dana Corriel, MD
Plus, does Emi Okamoto, MD, finally get a 100% on the weekly quiz?
Friday, June 7, 2019
Schedule problems: helping your family, friends to get it, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD
Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, take the weekly quiz, Dr. Emi gives advice for talking to your friends and family about your crazy schedule, and can you tell if it's advice for residents or advice for newlyweds?
Friday, May 31, 2019
Advice for interns/residents, and "Better Words for Better Deaths"
Emi takes the MDedge weekly quiz, she gives some advice for all the new interns out there, Nick suggests movies that could help interns and residents identify with the struggle, and Nick and Emi discuss the commentary "Better Words for Better Deaths" by this week's guest, Anna DeForest, MD.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Introducing our new co-host Emi Okamoto, MD
Welcome the new co-host of the MDedge Postcall Podcast, Emi Okamoto, MD. In this episode, Dr. Okamoto and Nick take the MDedge Weekly Quiz, dive into the 2019 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, and get to know Dr. Okamoto, or Emi, as she prefers.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Improving physician practices: Doron Schneider
The discussion includes what bringing in a coach can do for your practice, and why it's important to collaborate.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Beating Burnout Together: From IM2019
After her pre-course at Internal Medicine 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians, in Philadelphia, Dr. Barrett spoke with Postcall host Nick Andrews about the real problem of physician burnout and how it exacerbates other underlying issues.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Women in leadership: IM2019
Nick talks to Fariah Shafi, MD about women in medical leadership now and moving forward.
Friday, April 26, 2019
RVU medicine and physician loneliness
Richard Wenzel, MD, joins nick to talk about his article in the New England Journal of Medicine on RVU medicine and physician loneliness.
Friday, April 19, 2019
ICYMI: Samuel Shem, House of God: Part II
In this episode, Nick continues his conversation with Samuel Shem.
Friday, April 12, 2019
ICYMI: Samuel Shem: The House of God
Samuel Shem discusses his motivation for The House of God and reveals that there will be a sequel this year on the current state of medicine.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Art & Medicine: Colleen Farrell, MD - Part II
Colleen Farrell, MD, is back for part II of her conversation with Nick on her Medical Humanities Twitter chat group.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Medical humanities: Colleen Farrell - Part I
Colleen Farrell is a medical resident who started a twitter chat aimed at marrying humanities and medicine.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Piano and the Brain: Alex Leow - Part II
This is part II of our conversation with Alex Leow, MD, PhD, who is both a psychiatrist and a classical pianist.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Piano, Music, and Science: Alex Leow - Part I
Alex Leow, MD, PhD, is both a psychiatrist and a classical pianist.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Burnout and Parenting: Kirti Magudia and Thomas Ng - Part II
Diagnostic radiology fellows share their experiences as parents of young children as well as early career physicians.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Parental leave in top med schools: Kirti Magudia, Thomas Ng - Part I
Research regarding family leave in the nation's top medical schools.
Friday, February 22, 2019
500 Women in Medicine: Part II
Nick Andrews interviews the two medical students who founded the non-profit 500 Women in Medicine.
Friday, February 15, 2019
500 Women in Medicine: Part I
The aim of this group is to create a network of support and advancement for women in medicine.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Burnout, Podcasting, and Oncology Pearls
David Henry, MD, is the host of our sister podcast, Blood & Cancer.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Getting your book published: Monique Tello Part II
Dr. Tello talks about how she got her new book published and how you can, too.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Bullied by antivaxxers: Monique Tello Part I
Dr. Tello opens up about how difficult the process has been, and how she has found support in a community of her colleagues.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Ray Barfield Part II: Philosophy and Medicine
Dr. Barfield and Nick discuss philosophy and science.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Ray Barfield Part I: Burning Out, Moving On
Raymond Barfield, MD, nearly left medicine altogether after experiencing burnout.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Carol Bernstein Part II
Carol Bernstein, MD, joins Nick Andrews once again this week to talk about physician burnout and physician suicide.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Carol Bernstein: Physician Burnout & Depression
Carol Bernstein on the differences between burnout and depression and why they're important.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Nick Cuneo: Narrative voice in practice
One of Dr. Cuneo's articles describes how his ‘97 Toyota Camry taught him about empathy in practice
Friday, November 30, 2018
Lantern Theatre/TJU Part II
Part II of the conversation.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Craig Getting, Luis Aguilar-Montalva: Part I
This class teaches staging, acting, and playwriting but is designed specifically for med students, current residents, attending physicians, and other medical professionals.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Samuel Shem: Part II
In this episode, Nick continues his conversation with Samuel Shem.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Samuel Shem: The House of God
Samuel Shem talks about his motivation for the House of God and reveals that there will be a sequel in 2019 on the current state of medicine.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Heather Yeo: Surgical Residency Attrition
Heather Yeo, MD, MHS, discusses how and why surgical residents are leaving their residency in favor of other specialties.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Jaya Aysola: Gender inclusivity
A discussion of inclusive workplaces in healthcare.
Friday, October 19, 2018
First Episode: Lorenzo Norris
Dr. Norris is the host of the MDedge Psychcast as well as the editor-in-chief of MDedge Psychiatry and Dean at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Friday, October 12, 2018