Podcast of the Week: The Short Coat Podcast

Illustration by Jennifer Bogartz

This podcast is good for those who are interested in: social aspects of medicine and medical education

Typical length of episodes: 1 hour

How often a new episode comes out: weekly

Episode topics: choosing a specialty, preparing for residency interviews, transparency in medicine, false dichotomies in medical politics, physician lifestyles and public discourse, resident- and fourth-year suicide, LGBTQ inclusiveness policies, eliminating bad habits (procrastination, unhealthy eating, etc.)

Sample episode - "Gap Years, Disguised Blessings, and Forbidden Words": Sometimes, not getting your ideal residency match can be a blessing in disguise. The episode talks about what kind of gaps are acceptable and have the most long-term value.

About the host: Dave Etler is an administrative professional with more than 25 years of experience in higher education environments. He is currently the administrative services coordinator at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Etler launched the podcast in 2010 and he produces the show with medical students at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

Listen via: iTunes, Android, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS

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