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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.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 18, 2020

A Day in the Life of a MS4 in General Surgery

An open and conversational presentation about a current MS4’s journey through medical school and her experiences in pursuing a General Surgery residency. This podcast will cover personal anecdotes, blunt observations about the medical field, and some key pieces of advice for pre-medical and current medical students. Students interested in all fields will benefit from this podcast.

Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 10, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Affected My Residency?

Today we are joined by Benjamin Smood. Benjamin has history with SMA as he was the recipient of the 2017 Society of 1924 scholarship. He is currently a resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Ben goes into detail on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected his residency training. 

Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 3, 2020

Dermatology Residents’ Initial Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Drs. Yumeng (Marina) Li and Fabrizio Galimberti, who both recently graduated residency from the University of Miami discuss their article, “US Dermatology Resident Responses about the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a Nationwide Survey” which appears in the September 2020 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. During this podcast, they offer insight into how medical training was affected by the pandemic, the uncertainties residents faced, and what improvements can be made to better address and cope with a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | August 26, 2020

How Can Life Insurance Benefit You?

With September being Life insurance awareness month, we thought it would be a great time to learn more about the life insurance products SMA has to offer. In this podcast we are joined by Daniel Duffy of The Legacy Benefits Group and Rebecca Brown Schulter of United Wealth Advisors Group. Daniel will be discussing the Group Life Insurance Product while Rebecca will be handling the Individual Life Product.

Podcast | Business of Medicine | August 24, 2020

What Physicians-in-Training Need to Know about Medical Real Estate: Part 2

In the second of this two-part series, they continue sharing information for physicians in training that revolves largely around building a knowledge base and awareness as it relates to medical real estate, and how it might affect the decisions residents and fellows have as they come out of their training programs. Before you start Part 2, did you miss Part 1? Click here to listen to Part 1. 

Podcast | Business of Medicine | August 17, 2020

Finally, An Easy, Dignified (and Eco-Friendly) Way to Provide A Urine Specimen!

In this podcast, we are joined by Abbi Jones who is the CEO and Founder of Medpaper, and the inventor of its first product, Eco•pí. Eco•pí™️ is a paper-based, eco-friendly product made in the USA. It simplifies the process of providing a urine sample by eliminating the impossible task of “hitting the cup.” No more messes. No more stress. It is simple and easy for everyone involved. And all for a competitively low price. Ms. Jones and her team are backed by a USA-based Fortune-500 manufacturer to meet your volume needs.

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