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Author: Ziad and Christopher

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Multipotent M.D. is a podcast where we invite Canadian medical students, residents, and physicians to help us navigate through this crazy career we’ve chosen to pursue. Every week we have a guest on the show to chat with us about their experiences in medical school and residency, and to tell us about all the ins and outs of their speciality.

We are Ziad and Christopher, 3rd year medical students at Schulich School of Medicine in London, ON, and we invite you to tune in every Thursday for a brand new episode of Multipotent M.D.
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Today we are releasing both parts of a two-part feature episode on COVID-19. This episode we do not have a guest on with us, but instead Ziad and Christopher present evidence-based and thoroughly researched information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this episode is not to offer medical advice, but instead to explain the need-to-know factors about the pandemic in a way that is understandable and accessible for medical and non-medical listeners alike. We explain the past, present, and future of this viral pandemic, and highlight what we can do as an individual to contribute to preventing spread of the virus at this time and contribute to outbreak prevention measures. Ultimately, the aim of this special episode is to consolidate the most pertinent and important up-to-date information about the outbreak into one, comprehensive location so that anyone who listens will feel well educated and informed after listening to this episode. This is part 1/2 - thanks for tuning in.
Today we are releasing both parts of a two-part feature episode on COVID-19. This episode we do not have a guest on with us, but instead Ziad and Christopher present evidence-based and thoroughly researched information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this episode is not to offer medical advice, but instead to explain the need-to-know factors about the pandemic in a way that is understandable and accessible for medical and non-medical listeners alike. We explain the past, present, and future of this viral pandemic, and highlight what we can do as an individual to contribute to preventing spread of the virus at this time and contribute to outbreak prevention measures. Ultimately, the aim of this special episode is to consolidate the most pertinent and important up-to-date information about the outbreak into one, comprehensive location so that anyone who listens will feel well educated and informed after listening to this episode. This is part 2/2 - thanks for tuning in.
Introductions

Introductions

2019-09-1119:12

Welcome to our show! In this episode, we introduce ourselves, differentiate our two podcast streams (Pluripotent Premed and Multipotent M.D.), give a brief overview of what each is about and what to expect, talk about where the names came from, and wrap things up by chatting about why we wanted to do a podcast. Thanks for tuning in for Episode 0 of Pluripotent Premed, your audio guide to navigating and conquering the premed years! We are your co-hosts Christopher and Ziad.
In the first episode of Specialty Spotlight, Christopher and Ziad interview Dr. Faisal Rehman, Nephrologist and Site Chief of Medicine at University Hospital, in London, Canada. Dr. Rehman discusses how he got to medical school, why he chose nephrology, his passion for combat sports, and his involvement in the UFC.
In episode 2 of Multipotent M.D., Ziad and Chris interview Dr. Adam Power, a Vascular Surgeon and Program Director of Vascular Surgery at LHSC. They talk about Dr. Powers journey through medical school, his residency in General Surgery, his love for innovation, and many more surprises!
Dr. Jessica Howard is a Family Physician working in Ilderton, ON. This week she joins us to chat about her specialty, her extra training in dermatology, and the dynamic of being married to another physician. Other topics we discuss include work-life balance, highlights of the speciality, scope of practice, and much more!
In the fourth episode of Specialty Spotlight, Ziad and Christopher interview Dr. Andrea Ens, a Pediatric Endocrinologist at LHSC. A graduate of Schulich, Dr. Ens talks about her career path in Peds and Endocrinology, her experiences being a woman in Medicine, her research involvement in an up and coming field known as Social Pediatrics, and the dynamics of being in a dual-physician household.
In the 5th episode of Specialty Spotlight, Ziad and Chris interview Dr. Stuart Smith, a Cardiologist with a focus in Heart Failure and Transplant at University Hospital (London, On). Dr. Smith talks about his journey to medicine, his role in implementing Heart Failure programs around Ontario, how sub-specialization in Cardiology has changed patient management, and how transplant medicine has changed over the years.
In this episode of Multipotent M.D., Ziad and Chris interview Dr. Gary Tithecott, Pediatrician and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Tithecott discusses his career in pediatrics, the contrast between his role as a physician and his role as Associate Dean, the implementation of the new Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Curriculum at Schulich, and much more!
In this two-part episode of Specialty Spotlight, we get the return of the POWER HOUR, as we're joined by Dr. Nicholas Power, a Urological Oncologist at LHSC in London Ontario. In part 1, Dr. Power dives into detail on his academic career, discusses the challenges of working with cancer patients, and provides thought-provoking insight on his views of Death and Medicine. Dr. Power shares some gut-wrenching experiences that really show how important it is to promote physician wellness, and how to approach difficult situations that involve death.
In Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Nicholas Power, we discuss his love for innovation, and how he implements it in his field. As well, given that it is currently Movember, we went in depth with Dr. Power with regards to Prostate and Testicular Cancer awareness, screening guidelines, management, and prevention.
In part 1 of this two-part series, we interview Dr. Robert Arntfield, Intensivist at LHSC in London Ontario. If you've ever heard of him, you'll know the name Rob Arntfield is synonymous with Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in London. In Part I, Dr. Arntfield gives the full rundown on POCUS, what it is, how he uses it in the ICU vs. the ER, implementing it in med school curriculums, and its future. He also talks about the different paths to emergency medicine, and gives his insight on the 2+1 route!
In part 2 of our discussion with Dr. Robert Arntfield, we dive into details about a typical day in the life of an Intensivist, how different treating a patient in the ER vs. the ICU is, how him and his wife, Dr. Shannon Arntfield, an OB/GYN, manage their hectic schedules and make time for their children, and he gives us a sneak peak of what he's working on next!
This week we are back with Dr. Jessica Woolfson, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Victoria hospital. In this episode we discuss the speciality of Peds GI itself, as well as topics such as delivery of medicien via telehealth, the transition from senior resident to attending physician, the job market and what directions you can go in if there are no jobs in your field, and much more!
Thanks so much for listening to Multipotent MD this year - it's been a blast. In this episode we do a quick recap of our guests and episodes from this year, and then we talk about future directions and what you can look forward to in the new year. Thanks so much for tuning in. Happy holidays to you all!
Welcome to 2020! We're kicking off this year with Dr. Keith McIntosh, who joins us this week and next to highlight the specialty of Gastroenterology. We discuss topics such as the route to gastroenterology, what 'neurogastroenterology' is and how it fits in to the speciality, changes in patient populations, barriers to colon cancer screening and how we can work to overcome them, the role of business in medicine, the growing role of medical simulation in trainee eduction, and much more! Thanks for tuning in to Multipotent MD.
This week we are back with Part 2 of our episode with Dr. Keith McIntosh, who joins us to highlight the specialty of Gastroenterology. We discuss topics such as the route to gastroenterology, what 'neurogastroenterology' is and how it fits in to the speciality, changes in patient populations, barriers to colon cancer screening and how we can work to overcome them, the role of business in medicine, the growing role of medical simulation in trainee eduction, and much more! Thanks for tuning in to Multipotent MD.
In this week’s episode, we welcome Dr. Joanna Walsh onto the show to talk about her unconventional yet enthralling route to where she is today as an Anatomic Pathologist at LHSC! Dr. Walsh shares with us the intricacies of her profession, describes the different types of Pathology, walks us through the steps involved in processing and turning over a specimen, clarifies misconceptions about the specialty, and discusses the type of personality that excels in a career in Pathology. We also put Dr. Walsh in the ‘hot seat’ for a new segment of the show we are trying out to try and further personalize our guests! Thanks for tuning to Multipotent MD for another week with your co-hosts Ziad and Christopher.
This week, we interview Dr. Anita Cheng, Neonatologist at LHSC. Dr. Cheng gives you the run down on everything you need to know about Neonatology as a specialty. As well, she is also the lead for the Global Health curriculum at Schulich Medicine. She goes in depth on global health, what got her interested, how medical students can get involved, and the impact that getting involved has on you and the community you get involved with. She also shares some insight on her research in Reflection Theories in Medicine, and shares a heart-wrenching patient story that played a role in pursuing this research. Thanks for listening!
This week, we interview Dr. Victoria Siu, Medical Geneticist and Medical Director of the Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario. Dr. Siu tells us about her practice, how the residency program has changed, her incredible work in introducing Genetic Screening to Old Order Amish populations through the Old Order Amish Screening Program, her involvement in Healer's Art, and she gives some insight on personal genomics companies such as 23 and Me with regards to genetic screening and counselling. Thanks for listening!
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