The Scientific Method is Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences foray into the world of intellectually entertaining dialogue. From healthcare to pop-culture; from controversial conversations to advancements in scientific technology and more, we provide expert insight into the power of science on society. The Scientific Method is an exercise in overcoming the noise and discovering the truth.
Medical Student Spotlight: Naman Jain
PNWU second-year medical student Naman Jain joins us to discuss his journey to medical school, his commitment to caring for others, and the value of creativity.
PNWU Student Doctor of the Year
Paige Ely, PNWU Student Doctor of the Year, and honorable mention for National Student Doctor of the Year, joins us to discuss osteopathy, effective altruism, caring for underserved communities and more.
Prescribed Polarity & the Potential of the Pill
Opioid overdoses claim the lives of approximately 130 people in the United States each day. Sadly, many of the substance abuse disorders that lead to these devastating losses begin with the stroke of a doctors pen.
In anticipation of PNWU’s upcoming regional summit on opioid use disorder and trauma-informed care, “Trauma and the Opioid Crisis: Coming Together to Advance Prevention, Care, and Recovery,” we sat down with two medical students whose lives have been dramatically altered — in very different ways — by prescription medications.
Physicians commit suicide at a higher rate than any other profession. In fact, throughout the course of a single year, the medical field can expect to lose more doctors than the collected total of all medical students here on our campus to suicide.
Dr. Linda Seaman and Angie Maxson, PNWU OMS I, join us for an emotional conversation on physician burnout.
The Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Distortion Model: Physicians can learn it over the course of a weekend and put it into practice immediately. It's inexpensive, fast and virtually risk-free. Dr. Todd Capistrant, PNWU's Regional Assistant Dean of Fairbanks, calls it the most powerful thing he's ever seen in medicine, and after using the model to radically improve the lives of countless patients throughout the years, he has plenty of evidence to support that claim.
So why isn't FDM mainstream?
Dr. Capistrant and fourth-year PNWU osteopathic medical student Thomas Pentzer join us for an illuminating conversation on FDM.
What Matters in the End
What does it mean to you or your loved ones to be “alive?" If you had a say in how you wanted to leave this world, what would your preferences be? We will all leave this world someday; the difference is how we leave it.
Katie Buckman is a second-year osteopathic medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and one of the founders of “What Matters in the End Week,” which aims to educate the community on the importance of end-of-life planning. Laurie Jackson is the Senior Director of Compass Care, Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital’s end-of-life line of services, and brings over 20 years of experience in end-of-life care to our conversation.
Chatty, but interesting
The intros are long and chatty but some of the interviews are pretty interesting.