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Featuring a variety cast of medical students from the University of Iowa, The Short Coat is a brutally honest look at medicine, med school, and what life is like here at the margins of medicine. Skip this show if you'd prefer not to know and hate laughter.



The opinions we share with you are formed by the sleep deprived, and are thus likely ill-considered and noticeably spur-of-the-moment. And definitely not those of the University of Iowa.

The Short Coat Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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Featuring a variety cast of medical students from the University of Iowa, The Short Coat is a brutally honest look at medicine, med school, and what life is like here at the margins of medicine. Skip this show if you'd prefer not to know and hate laughter.



The opinions we share with you are formed by the sleep deprived, and are thus likely ill-considered and noticeably spur-of-the-moment. And definitely not those of the University of Iowa.

    Beyond the Exam Table: the Role of a Family Doctor

    Beyond the Exam Table: the Role of a Family Doctor

    An alumni of CCOM and SCP returns to prove: you can do it! MD/PhD student Miranda Schene, M2 Jeff Goddard, and M1 Fallon Jung visit with alumni Teneme Konne, MD, now a second-year resident. They start by smacking their foreheads over AI-generated images in a recent medical journal, unpacking the rigorous demands of peer review and its pivotal role in scientific accuracy. The conversation then shifts to Dr. Konne’s journey in medicine, and the broad responsibilities of family medicine practitioners beyond clinical care. The resilience and growth he achieved during residency offer a comprehensive insight into the realities of becoming a doctor. Key moments include discussions on medical misinformation, the integral role of primary care physicians, and the personal and professional evolution experienced through residency. It wasn’t completely smooth, but he did it! And the crew discusses Medscape’s Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2024.



    We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    We welcome your feedback, listener questions, and shower thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Can we answer a question for you? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? Leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”). Or email theshortcoats@gmail.com.



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    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

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    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bias, Baby Heads, and Memes

    Bias, Baby Heads, and Memes

    Understanding others begins with asking questions. M3 Jacob Hansen, and M1s Taryn O’Brien, Alex Nigg, and Fallon Jung consider recent studies highlighting the ineffectiveness of traditional implicit bias training and the disparities in medical care for children of color. Jacob successfully finished Step 1 and the co-hosts tap him for some of his insights from clinical rotations, particularly learning he won’t be pursuing a career in surgery.

    Dave tries to understand an important aspect of med student culture using his Gen X brain: memes, including their potential as educational tools.



    We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    We welcome your feedback, listener questions, and shower thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Can we answer a question for you? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? Leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”). Or email theshortcoats@gmail.com.

    We do more things on…

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshortcoat

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theshortcoat

    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

    DOCTOR VOX – Heatstroke: youtu.be/j1n1zlxzyRE

    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 54 min
    Love, Lobsters, And Loans: The Just Married Game

    Love, Lobsters, And Loans: The Just Married Game

    In the world of medicine, finding time for love is both an art and a science. Happy Valentines Day! MD/PhD student Faith Prochaska, and M1s Taryn O’Brien and Fallon Jung share how they navigate relationships amidst their hectic schedules. With quizmaster Jeff Emrich from student financial services, they play The Just Married Game and discuss their personal plans, the balance between work and personal life, and their insights into relationships in med school through a series of questions answered by their partners–can they guess what their partners think of them? The group also touches on the impact of medical school on their personal lives, highlighting the importance of communication and support in maintaining strong relationships.

    We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    We welcome your feedback, listener questions, and shower thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Can we answer a question for you? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? Leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”). Or email theshortcoats@gmail.com.

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    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

    DOCTOR VOX – Heatstroke: youtu.be/j1n1zlxzyRE

    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Med School Is SIMPLE?!

    Med School Is SIMPLE?!

    “I honestly have had the most relaxing time I’ve had in forever, and for anybody who’s like, that’s ridiculous, just wait.” The most charitable definition of a hot take is a position taken in order to generate conversation. The more usual definition is a position taken to create controversy (and clicks). Dave asked his co-hosts to come with some hot takes, and it’s up to you to decide which definition they’re using, but PA1 Conner Lieser and M1s Radha Velamuri, Amanda Litka, and Sri Nandakumar offer their hot takes on how hard med school is, the admissions process, shadowing, advice from more advanced students, and more.

    We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    We welcome your feedback, listener questions, and shower thoughts. Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Can we answer a question for you? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? Leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”). Or email theshortcoats@gmail.com.

    We do more things on…

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshortcoat

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theshortcoat

    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

    DOCTOR VOX – Heatstroke: youtu.be/j1n1zlxzyRE

    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 1 hr
    Sleeper Specialty: Medicine Psychiatry Ft. Andrea Weber, MD, MME

    Sleeper Specialty: Medicine Psychiatry Ft. Andrea Weber, MD, MME

    “A nice re-imagining of how healthcare could be delivered.” It’s another sleeper specialty episode! This time we’re visiting with Andrea Weber, MD, MME. Herself a graduate of the Carver College of Medicine, she is now assistant director of Addiction Medicine and associate program director of the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency program. M4s AJ Chowdury and Nabeel Baig, M1 Fallon Jung, and PA1s Noah Vasquez and Julie Vuong quiz her about why she chose med-psych, the combined training she received, the different paths med-psych trainees can take, and much, much more. This is an info-packed episode!

    More about Med-Psych:

    https://assocmedpsych.org/



    We welcome your feedback, listener questions, and shower thoughts.

    Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Can we answer a question for you? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? Leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”). Or email theshortcoats@gmail.com.



    We do more things on…

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theshortcoat

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/theshortcoat



    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

    DOCTOR VOX – Heatstroke: youtu.be/j1n1zlxzyRE

    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 55 min
    Sleeper Specialty: Preventive Medicine Ft. Silvia Caswell DO, MPH

    Sleeper Specialty: Preventive Medicine Ft. Silvia Caswell DO, MPH

    Preventing disease and injury in life, the skies, and at work. It’s another sleeper specialty episode! This time we’re talking about a really low-key one: Preventive Medicine. M2 Jeff Goddard asked Dr. Silvia Caswell of Loma Linda University to join us to talk about her work in one aspect of prev med: lifestyle medicine. There are others under the prev-med umbrella, too, including occupational medicine and aerospace medicine. PA1 Conner Lieser is also on hand to talk about the training she completed, the work she does with patients, the differences between the work that primary care providers do and her work, and the day-to-day life of working in her specialty. You’re not going to want to miss this one.

    We Want to Hear From You: YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    No matter where you fall on any spectrum, we want your thoughts on our show. Do you agree or disagree with something we said today? Did you hear something really helpful? Are we delivering a podcast you want to keep listening to? We’ll be sure your ideas are heard by all–leave a message at 347-SHORTCT (347-746-7828) and we’ll put your message in a future episode (use *67 to be an “Unknown caller”).

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    You deserve to be happy and healthy. If you’re struggling with racism, harassment, hate, your mental health, or some other crisis, visit http://theshortcoat.com/help, and send additions to the resources there to theshortcoats@gmail.com. We love you. Music provided by Argofox. License: bit.ly/CCAttribution

    DOCTOR VOX – Heatstroke: youtu.be/j1n1zlxzyRE

    Catmosphere – Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8

    Hexalyte – Wandering Hours: youtu.be/FOAo2zsYnvA

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

ZataRW ,

Gives hope!

Love to hear young people who will lead the world in medicine. And appreciate their tenacity however - “like” like, like - avoid that word!!! Either it is or isn’t. “Like” dilutes the message. I’m an Ontologist so I’m sensitive- but still, Go You! Support nextgen physicians.

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Fun to listen to:)

I’m a pre-med student who listens to these podcasts at work! Makes time fly by & I love hearing what everyone has to say 🕺🏻🕺🏻

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Such a great med school podcast!

Makes me laugh EVERY TIME, and is such an important reminder to be a real person while pursuing medical education. I love this podcast! Great job!

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