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A podcast produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical students covering the incredible and often hidden stories of medicine, medical school, and Birmingham. All opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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    • 4.9, 10 Ratings

A podcast produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's medical students covering the incredible and often hidden stories of medicine, medical school, and Birmingham. All opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The Best and Worst: Endocrine and General Surgery

    The Best and Worst: Endocrine and General Surgery

    In the 4th episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Alex Harrelson, MS2, and Shadi Awad, MS2, sit down with endocrine and general surgeon, Dr. John Porterfield, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an endocrine and general surgeon. Tune in to also hear Dr. Porterfield discuss the importance hobbies and stress-relieving activities outside of medicine in providing a positive work/life balance. This mini series explores what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central questions: what was the best day of your career and what was the worst day of your career?















    Credits: This episode was produced by Alex Harrelson with help from Shadi Awad and edited by Ryan Murphy. Many thanks to Dr. John Porterfield who took us on a journey into what endocrine and general surgery is really like. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.

    • 22 min
    #8: Mental Health in Medical Training

    #8: Mental Health in Medical Training

    In this episode, we take a look at mental health concerns in the field of medicine. We hear from two medical students about their paths in managing mental health illnesses during their scholarly careers, as well as UAB counselors and a previous residency program coordinator fielding questions pertaining to concerns about seeking help and the potential impact on a medical career.



    This story was produced by Ryan Murphy and Rahul Gaini with help from Sanders Pair. Edited by Ryan Murphy. Special thanks to Adam and Alexandra for sharing their stories, and to Dr. Stowe, Dr. Frazier, and William Pair for sharing their insight and stories with us. Check out the resources linked below for more information on mental health.

    Mental Health Resources:

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    UAB Student Counseling Services: (205) 934-5816

    The following resources are also available for UAB School of Medicine students:

    UAB School of Medicine Professional Development Office: (205) 731-9799

    SAAD, or Students with ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression, is a support group founded by for medical students led by medical students. The organization is meant to serve as a confidential, students-only environment to bring students together to speak about issues and problems they are facing. Support group meetings are open to all medical students regardless of diagnosis history. Contact Information: Alexandra Fry – alifry@uab.edu

    The Mind, Body, Medicine course is a medical student elective that aims to enlighten students about various relaxation and mind and heart-regulating techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and activities that foster connection with nature. The course has now expanded to the Huntsville campus as well and will be taught during the special topics week in the fall. The goal of this course is to provide medical students with tools to help maintain a balanced and relatively stress-free life, that they can continue to use throughout their medical career.

    • 39 min
    The Best and Worst: Internal Medicine

    The Best and Worst: Internal Medicine

    In the 3rd episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS4, sits down with internal medicine physician, Dr. Robert Centor, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an internal medicine physician. Tune in to also hear Dr Centor share with us the story behind how he came up with the famous “Centor Criteria.” This mini series explores what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central questions: what was the best day of your career and what was the worst day of your career?



    Credits: This episode was produced by Jamal Egbaria and edited by Ryan Murphy and Chase Cox. Many thanks to Dr. Robert Centor who took us on a journey into what internal medicine is really like. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.

    • 28 min
    Med School Years: Getting Started

    Med School Years: Getting Started

    In the first episode of the “Med School Years” series, Andres Camino sits down with 3 of his classmates to discuss their experiences in the first few weeks of medical school and what they see in store for themselves over the next 4 years. This series showcases how the life of medical student can change and adapt, or not, as they progress through their training.



    Credits: This episode was produced by Andres Camino with assistance from Chase Edward Cox. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.

    • 36 min
    The Best and Worst: Emergency Medicine

    The Best and Worst: Emergency Medicine

    In the 2nd episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS4, sits down with emergency medicine physician, Dr. Charles Khoury, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an EM physician at a level 1 trauma center. This mini series explores what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central questions: what was the best day of your career and what was the worst day of your career?



    Credits: This episode was produced by Jamal Egbaria and edited by Ryan Murphy. Many thanks to Dr. Charles Khoury who took us on a journey into what emergency medicine is really like. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.

    • 28 min
    The Best and Worst: Gynecology Oncology

    The Best and Worst: Gynecology Oncology

    In this inaugural episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS3, sits down with gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Kerri Bevis, to discuss her career and what life is truly like as a gynecologic oncologist. This mini series will explore what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central questions: what was the best day of your career and what was the worst day of your career?



    Credits: This episode was produced by Jamal Egbaria with help from Andrew NeSmith and edited by Ryan Murphy. Many thanks to Dr. Kerri Bevis who was gracious enough to talk to us intimately about her career. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.

    • 25 min

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