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Podcast | Southern Medicine | January 6, 2021

Racism, Medical Distrust, and HIV

In our second podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche take a nuanced look at the effects of racism and medical distrust on the delivery of HIV-related care, explore the willingness of minoritized populations to engage with the healthcare system, and discuss systemic changes that may support equitable access to HIV prevention and care.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | January 4, 2021

The Southern HIV Epidemic

Join Drs. Lisa Fizpatrick and David Malebranche in the first of eight podcasts on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting. In the series kickoff, our faculty experts discuss the Southern HIV epidemic and offer insights on strategies to address the unique cultural and medical system-based challenges of HIV prevention and care in the South.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | December 28, 2020

Implementation of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program (VITP): Progress and Lessons Learned

Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses with Mr. Ryan Alexander, Ms. Simone Werter, and Dr. Donald DiPette their article, “Implementation of a vertically integrated trainee program (VITP): progress and lessons learned” that appears in the December 2020 issue of the SMJ. During this podcast the panelists will share an overview of the program and its development and growth; detail, from a training perspective, the needs that a program such as this fulfills; and detail why mentorship is a crucial component of medical training and how this collaboration can facilitate a meaningful transition into an independent physician. In addition, they will provide insight how other undergraduate colleges and universities and medical schools could benefit from establishing their own VITP or a similar program.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | December 16, 2020

Prevention of Youth Substance Use: The Changing Landscape and What We Need to Know

In this podcast Carissa Anthony, the Prevention and Development Coordinator with the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition, in Homewood, Alabama, discusses the changing face of alcohol and drug prevention in today’s youth. She also shares how the risk and protective factors for drugs and alcohol are also the same factors for suicide, teen pregnancy, mental health struggles, and juvenile delinquency. In addition, Ms. Anthony provides insight into how everyone, including those in the healthcare community, can work together to help promote prevention and positive behavioral norms through advocacy and policy initiatives.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | November 25, 2020

SMA Health Insurance: Your Practice, Your Plan

Join us for an informational podcast about our latest member benefit product, SMA’s Health Insurance program. We are joined with Daniel Duffy and J.P. Barta of the Legacy Benefits Group. During this podcast, our partners go into detail about the plan, coverages, ACA compliance, and much more. 

Podcast | Southern Medicine | November 17, 2020

Discharge Against Medical Advice

Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses discharge against medical advice with Dr. Guruaj Kolar. Dr. Kolar and Dr. Eric Valder authored a letter to the editor in the October 2020 issue of the SMJ that addresses this topic. During this podcast, Dr. Kolar provides details of discharge against medical advice status that commonly may be misunderstood or underappreciated by patients and clinicians, as well as discusses that patients leaving AMA may have increased risk for morbidity or mortality. He also shares insight regarding the myths and reality of the belief that being discharged against medical advice will result in denial of payment by health insurers.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | October 26, 2020

A Day in the Life – Of 3 UT Houston Orthopedic Surgery Residents

An informal but enlightening conversation with 3 UT Houston Orthopedic Surgery residents of differing years. In this podcast, we discuss topics such as choosing a residency program, positives and negatives of the residency, and how to manage balancing a strenuous residency with the demands of everyday life. Learning Objectives: At the end of this podcast, the listener should learn the following: How to manage hardships during residency. How to balance residency and keeping up personal hobbies. Advice for those pursuing medicine and why it is a good choice to make.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | October 14, 2020

Digital Healthcare Insurance: Evolving Exposures in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has pushed up the digital evolution of the healthcare industry by years, if not decades.  With the explosion of telemedicine, remote work, and all sorts of tech enabled processes the medical world has sprinted past the traditional insurance products developed to protect assets in a non-digital healthcare landscape.  How is the insurance industry catching up and how does it apply to the risks faced by your practice or facility?

Podcast | Southern Medicine | October 14, 2020

Helping Each Other Thrive: How Medical Associations Can Benefit Physicians-in-Training

Medical training is a time of growth and discovery. It can also be challenging for students not only due to stress and the workload but also in terms of navigating educational debt, personal development, dealing with death and grief as we gain exposure working with patients, and navigating the culture of medicine. In this podcast, we discuss some of the common challenges faced by medical trainees and how SMA can provide resources to help students deal with these issues. Learning Objectives: At the end of this podcast, the listener should learn the following: How medical organizations can help students to find a community and a forum where they can talk openly about their experiences during training. A few tips for students who are looking to gain more experience in a certain specialty as well as advocacy and community outreach. The goals of SMA’s physicians-in-training leadership group and some of the resources provided that can help students during their training.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 29, 2020

Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19 Risks

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, an author of a recent study entitled, “Association Between Youth Smoking, Electronic Cigarette Use, and Coronavirus Disease 2019”, discusses the health risks associated with smoking and vaping, including why might vaping put you at risk for COVID-19. She also offers insight into the importance of discussing the health risks of tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

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