Run the List is a medical education podcast designed for medical students and all learners hoping for a review in internal medicine. Our show is comprised of short episodes through which you can learn about the diagnosis, management, and clinical pearls for common internal medicine problems.
We will be adding new content weekly, so tune in often!
Created by: Walker Redd MD, Emily Gutowski MD, Navin Kumar MD
Episode 55: Addressing Diagnostic Uncertainty in Medicine
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Motta-Calderon chats with Dr. Anuj Dalal, an academic hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Dr. Lindsey Wu, teaching hospitalist at the Durham VA Medical Center. The discussion begins with a case of a patient presenting with atypical chest pain at the time of admission. Dr. Wu shares her degree of certainty about the case, and she teaches us about the causes and consequences of not addressing diagnostic uncertainty in the hospital setting. We later learn about the patient's hospital course and find out that the patient experienced a delayed diagnosis. Dr. Dalal walks through the concept of diagnostic error and its relevance for patient safety. The conversation closes with ways to address diagnostic uncertainty and how to create a culture of diagnostic safety among trainees, in addition to some tips to become better diagnosticians.
Episode 54: Financial Literacy for Medical Trainees
In this episode, Emily Gutowski (host) interviews Dr. William Bernstein, a neurologist, financial theorist, and author. They speak about the importance of learning to manage finances early on in one’s medical career, as well as some of the hurdles faced specifically by young trainees. Lastly, Dr. Bernstein provides suggestions for individuals looking to start investing.
Episode 53: Understanding the Latinx Culture in Medicine
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Motta-Calderon (host) talks with Raquel Sofía Sandoval (invited student), a fourth-year MD/MPP student at Harvard, and Dr. Pilar Ortega (discussant), author, researcher, and expert on health communication, multilingualism, and equity. First, they shed light on the differences between race and ethnicity and defined identifiers like “Latinx” and “Latine” that some of our patients use to self-identify. They then focused in explaining some cultural themes and barriers that Latinx patients experience when accessing the healthcare system. The episode closes with some recommendations for listeners on best practices to establish linguistically and culturally competent care when taking care of Latinx patients.
En este episodio, el Dr. Daniel Motta-Calderon (presentador) habla con Raquel Sofía Sandoval (estudiante invitada), estudiante de cuarto año de MD / MPP en Harvard, y la Dra. Pilar Ortega (comentarista), autora, investigadora y experta en comunicación en salud, multilingüismo y equidad. Primero, discutieron acerca de las diferencias entre raza y etnia y definieron términos como “Latinx” y “Latine” que algunos de nuestros pacientes usan para identificarse a sí mismos. Luego se enfocaron en explicar algunos temas culturales y barreras que los pacientes Latinx experimentan al acceder al sistema de salud. El episodio cierra con algunas recomendaciones para los oyentes sobre mejores prácticas para establecer una relación cultural y linguísticamente competente al atender a pacientes Latinx.
Episode 52: Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine
In this episode, Jordan Petersen (audio editor, host) speaks with Dr. Valerie Stone, the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Lash Nolen, a 2nd year Harvard medical student and the first black woman to serve as student council president at HMS. Together, they discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the classroom, on the wards, and within medical institutions at large. They take a historical approach to their discussion and provide perspective on ways to prioritize diversity and inclusion in order to engender belonging for both patients and trainees going forward.
Episode 51: Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
In “Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions,” Jordan Petersen (audio editor, host) speaks with two leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion: Titi Afolabi, a 4th year Harvard medical student, and Dr. Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, the Director of Multicultural Affairs and an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. They explore their definitions for implicit bias and microaggressions, the contexts in which they emerge in medicine, and their own perspectives experiencing and witnessing the harms of them in the hospital and in medical school. They also discuss frameworks for acknowledging and reducing implicit bias and microaggressions and end with key takeaways for listeners.
Episode 50: Careers in Hematology/Oncology
In this episode of Run the List, Blake Smith (host) talks with Dr. David Steensma, a hematologist/oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, about his career path, the changing landscape of the field, and how to immerse oneself in new disease indications within an already-established division of medicine. They talk about Dr. Steensma’s impressive writing career, scientific and clinical research, and his budding interest in clonal hematopoiesis. The episode closes with a retrospective discussion of hematology/oncology, how the field has changed over time, and a look to the future.