Medicus

Medicus

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If you’re a healthcare professional, student, or just someone interested in the many facets of medicine, you’ve come to the right place! We are a team of medical students discussing a broad range of topics with peers, residents, physicians, researchers, administrators, and allied health professionals. You’ll hear about hot topics in medicine, practical advice, success strategies, research, and much more. Look for a new episode each Friday! Tags: medical school, med school, pre med,


Ep24 | Dr. Kamran Mirza - “#twitterhomework, #103%, #pathology, and more”
Aug 23 • 49 min
If you’ve ever watched any crime show, you’re probably familiar with the stereotype of the pathologist - alone in the recesses of the hospital, dissecting the deceased. Thanks largely to this stereotype (we are looking at you CSI), this has lead to the…
Ep23 | MS4 Perspective: Pediatrics
Aug 18 • 47 min
In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Pediatrics. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students consists of three parts. Part I consists of a discussion about the field. Here, we will learn about the…
Ep22 | MS4 Perspective: Ophthalmology
Aug 9 • 32 min
Nolan Adams is a 4th year student at the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine who will be entering Loyola’s ophthalmology residency after a transitional year program at Presence Resurrection Hospital. He is originally from Rockford, IL and entered medical…
Ep21 | Community Health: How Free Clinics Provide for Low-Income Individuals
Aug 2 • 46 min
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard a lot of debate about the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United States. With the expansion of Medicaid and other reforms that were a part of the Affordable Care Act, many people gained…
Ep20 | MS4 Perspective: Neurology
Jul 26 • 89 min
In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Neurology. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students consists of three parts. Part I consists of a discussion about the field. Here, we will learn about the…
Ep19 | The Anatomy of Dr. Dauzvardis
Jul 19 • 45 min
Anybody who has taken an Anatomy course can tell you about their eccentric Anatomy professor. It seems that a unique personality is a prerequisite to teaching this course that has been a vital part of the medical school curriculum for so long. On this…
Ep18 | Summing Up the USMLE Step 1
Jul 12 • 38 min
We’re back! Alek, Neal, Josh, Nate, and Mara have all made it to the other side of the Step 1 exam. We took a few weeks off for studying and recovering but we are happy to be back, and this time with some new Medicus team members! Meet Rasa and Dave,…
Ep17 | Why Would a Physician Get an MBA?
Apr 19 • 43 min
With 500 medical students getting an MD/MBA combined degree every year, along with many attending physicians enrolling in executive MBA programs, it is increasingly common to see practicing physicians taking a role in healthcare administration. Today we…
Ep16 | The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia - Amal Kassir
Apr 12 • 60 min
In September 2018 our local chapter of Physicians for Human Rights hosted an event where guest speaker Amal Kassir gave a talk called “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia.” A few members of the Medicus team were at this event and we thought her…
Ep15 | MS4 Perspective: Internal Medicine
Apr 5 • 79 min
In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Internal Medicine. Our specialty series with 4th year medical students consists of three parts. Part I is a discussion about the field. Here, we will learn about the…
Ep14 | Healthcare on the Hill: Working for the AMA
Mar 29 • 53 min
Listen as current medical student Blake Murphy coaches us on how to get educated about healthcare policy and become involved in advocacy. Serving as this year’s Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) for the American Medical Association (AMA), she…
Ep13 | Healthcare Behind Bars
Mar 22 • 92 min
If you ask most medical students why they decided to go to medical school, there’s a good chance that they will say it was, at least in part, to help an underserved population. While every patient population has its own unique features and challenges, one…
Ep12 | Becoming a Resilient Physician
Mar 15 • 55 min
Many physicians will tell you that there will come a time where you are so fatigued mentally, physically and emotionally that you begin to lose sight of why you pursued a career in medicine in the first place. These moments are extremely challenging and…
Ep11 | Should Step 1 Be Pass/Fail?
Mar 8 • 42 min
Every medical student knows of that one hurdle that can make or break their aspirations of getting into the specialty or program of their choice. It’s the bane of existence for every medical student in their first two years of medical school. That hurdle…
Ep10 | The Balancing Act
Mar 1 • 37 min
Part of being a physician is establishing a balance between personal life and work life. On this episode of Medicus, Dr. Bernadette Aulivola joins us to discuss how she is able to manage her roles as a mother and wife, while also being a physician in the…
Ep09 | Caring for Vets: An Inside Look into the VA Healthcare System
Feb 22 • 37 min
There are many different types of hospitals in the United States, most of which fall under the broad categories of for-profit, not-for-profit, and government-owned (Department of Veterans Affairs “VA”). Although only a select demographic can utilize…
Ep08 | Valentine’s Special Pt. 2: Being a Parent in Medical School and Residency
Feb 15 • 32 min
Welcome to Part 2 of our Valentine’s Day Special! Here we explore what it’s like to be a parent while attending medical school and residency. For insight into this topic, we have brought in two “physicians in training” who have a three year old daughter…
Ep07 | Valentine’s Special Pt. 1: Relationships and Marriage in Medical School
Feb 15 • 55 min
In the Part 1 of our Valentine’s Day Special, we learn about managing relationships and getting married while in medical school. We discuss the obstacles, thought processes, and joys of planning a wedding from the perspective of two amazing (and…
Ep06 | MS4 Perspective: Emergency Medicine
Feb 8 • 77 min
In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of Emergency Medicine. Our guests in this episode, Shea Boles and Chase Thorson, are completing their medical education at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of…
Ep05 | Undocumented Physicians
Feb 1 • 30 min
Medical training is a stressful process. Sometimes we get lost in the grind and rely on taking each task one at a time, only focusing on what is directly in front of us. When we let our own stressors consume us it is easier to forget about the challenges…
Ep04 | Bioethics and Faith in Medicine
Jan 25 • 54 min
One of the most difficult questions that patients can ask a healthcare provider is “why me?”. To complicate things further, this question is often posed with spiritual or religions undertones, i.e. “why is X, Y, Z god doing this to me?” While healthcare…
Ep03 | Must-Hear Discussion on Medical School Admissions
Jan 18 • 74 min
For students hoping to go through the rigorous process of becoming a physician, the challenge begins before they even set foot in a school. Navigating the application process is a daunting task. In 2018, medical schools in the US admitted, on average,…
Ep02 | MS4 Perspective: General Surgery
Jan 11 • 59 min
In this 4th year medical student (MS4) specialty episode, we investigate the field of General Surgery with two students who are pursuing this as a career. Our guests for this episode, Steven Marincel and Allison Zarnke, are completing their medical…
Ep01 | A Deep Dive into Medical Education, Med-Peds, and Much More
Jan 9 • 73 min
On this episode of Medicus, Dr. Nate Derhammer joins us to talk about medical education and how it has changed since when he was a student. He also discusses his role as the residency program director of Med-Peds at Loyola and offers his perspective on…