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A podcast about life in clerkship and all of the things that come with it.

This Clerkship Life This Clerkship Life

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A podcast about life in clerkship and all of the things that come with it.

    S2 Episode 11: This Residency Life

    S2 Episode 11: This Residency Life

    This episode marks the first day of residency for the 2020 graduating class and the last episode of the season. After this episode, the show will officially transition to a new group of medical students with new stories to tell. But before we go, we thought it would be meaningful to dedicate this last episode to residency. In the first part, we caught up with (Doctor!) Sabina Freiman, who we first met in the Going Unmatched episode. In part two, we invited the original hosts of the show and now PGY3s, Jon Cluett and Trevor Morey, to catch us up on their lives as residents.

    A few things we mentioned in this episode:
    1) Medical influencers: healthydebate.ca/opinions/medical-influencers-on-social-media
    2) Burnout Syndrome (ICD-11): who.int/mental_health/evidence/burn-out/en/
    3) Trevor’s in a metal band called Heartless: hyperurl.co/9a1o8e?fbclid=IwAR38DPFLyphOxTFt3yAvzz3Ay5noEfhpjeAc0nySC2Li2P1Emo48x2X4swA
    4) Follow Jon’s favourite orange cat on Instagram @the_cat_named_carrot

    If you have a comment for the show or a story of your own to tell, send us an email at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com. Thanks to Harry Chandrakumaran and Lyndsey Gott for helping put the show together.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    S2 Episode 10: Match Day and Dr. Brian Goldman

    S2 Episode 10: Match Day and Dr. Brian Goldman

    Today on the show we have two parts. The first is a conversation with the podcast team on Match Day, and then, in the second half, you’ll hear an interview that Lyndsey Gott did with Dr. Brian Goldman way back when she was a CC3. Dr. Goldman (Brian) is an emergency doc, writer, and host of CBC’s White Coat Black Art.

    More stuff for you to check out:
    1. You can find everything Brian Goldman at cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat
    2. Two White Coat Black Art episodes that I recommend:
    - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-75-white-coat-black-art/clip/15548126-falling-through-the-cracks-gregs-story
    - Doctor Burnout cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/doctor-burnout-1.4395549
    3. Our favourite podcasts:
    Harry: Harrison’s Podclass, Lexicon Valley
    Lyndsey: Peds Cases, CBC World Report, Pod Save America/The World
    Yannay: EM Cases, Where Should We Begin?, The Savage Lovecast

    If you have a comment for the show or a story of your own to tell, send us an email at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com. Thanks to Harry Chandrakumaran and Lyndsey Gott.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    S2 Episode 9: Going Unmatched

    S2 Episode 9: Going Unmatched

    Meet Sujen, Tyee, Sabina, and Vlad, four medical students from the University of Toronto who went unmatched in 2019. Listen to their stories and hear their advice about the unmatched process. If you have a comment for the show or a story of your own to tell, send us an email at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com.

    Also, take a look at these:
    1. Lauren Vogel wrote an article in 2017 reviewing the status of unmatched medical students in Canada. Check it out here: cmaj.ca/content/189/21/E758
    2. Dr. Horton discusses CaRMS interviews and ranking strategies on this CMAJ podcast episode. I bring it up because she specifically comments on the so-called “match and switch” strategy that Sabina mentions at the end of our episode: soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/horton-carms-interview
    3. Corey Stanton from the University of Ottawa put together a short documentary of the CaRMS process called “The Match”, I recommend checking it out: vimeo.com/222682284

    Special thanks to Harry Chandrakumaran, Lyndsey Gott, and Gordon Yao for editing this episode. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S2 Episode 8: What I Wish I Knew in Clerkship with Matt Breton

    S2 Episode 8: What I Wish I Knew in Clerkship with Matt Breton

    On this episode, Matt Breton, a med student from the University of Toronto, joins the show to talk about his non-clinical pearls for clerkship. You can check out his article on the subject in the Fall 2019 edition of Scrub-In here (page 16): scrub-in.dgtlpub.com/2019/2019-09-30/home.php

    Some mindfulness resources:
    1. Jon Kabat- Zinn: youtube.com/watch?v=8HYLyuJZKno
    2. Joy on Demand by Chade Meng Tan: joyondemand.com
    3. Headspace App: headspace.com

    Sound effects from the show:
    1. Ocean wave sounds from SoundJay.com
    2. High School hallway sounds is a SoundEffectsFactory Original Recording

    If you have a story to tell or if you want to get in touch, you can reach us at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2 Episode 7: Clinic, Clerkship & CaRMS with Dr. Erin Beattie

    S2 Episode 7: Clinic, Clerkship & CaRMS with Dr. Erin Beattie

    Check out our conversation with Dr. Erin Beattie, a family doc at the Queen’s Family Health Team, Career Advisor, and Clinical Skills Tutor.

    We discuss her path toward medicine and her career progression. She shares some of the joys and challenges of life in and outside medicine and how to navigate both. We think her honest and heartfelt advice will resonate with new and senior medical students alike.

    We strongly recommend you look up Brené Brown who was mentioned in the show. Consider starting with her TED Talk on the power of vulnerability: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o

    If you have a story to tell or want to get in touch, you can reach us at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com. You can find the show wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 36 min
    S2 Episode 6: Identity With Dr. Carys Massarella

    S2 Episode 6: Identity With Dr. Carys Massarella

    On this episode, we invited Dr. Carys Massarella, an emergency doctor and an advocate for transgender health. We talk about her life and career as a transgender person, and about her experience with discovering identity.

    For more, check out
    1. Transforming Gender, a CBC documentary featuring Dr. Massarella https://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episodes/transforming-gender
    2. Shame in medical education by Dr. Will Bynum https://twitter.com/WillBynumMD/status/1091444928176099330

    If you have a story to tell or if you want to get in touch, you can reach us at clerkshippodcast@gmail.com. You can find the show wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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11 Ratings

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Dr Beattie has given an insightful and intelligent talk on how her life led her into academic medicine and how she coped , and developed , often day to day. Good read for those who are thinking about medical studies.

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Very topical podcast covering a wide range of issues in and around medical education in an engaging way.

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