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Vaccines are very important. They are an essential part of preventive medicine and patient care. Today, we talk about the residents and physicians' approach to help patients get the necessary vaccines and the quality improvement projects by ACP to improve the rates of vaccines. Dr. Mike Alebich interviews Dr. Josune Iglesias, and Greg (PGY1, now PGY2 at RUMC), and Camille (PGY3 in 2019 at RUMC). Editing: Anwar Jebran, MDMusic: Philip Mathew 
Today in this episode, Christiana Shoushtari is moderating the conversation about women in medicine and healthcare. She had a great chat with Dr. Rupel Dedhia, from RUSH University Medical Center, and Dr. Jacqueline Ivey Brown, from Advocate Christ Medical Center. They talked about women empowerment, and touch base on all the compensation, leadership issues facing women in healthcare. Enjoy this great conversation & chat. Music Credit: Philip Mathew. 
We have attended the annual ACP Resident & Medical Student Day at UIC, part of the Northern Illinois Chapter meetings every year. We met with Dr. Jayal Metha, a third-year Internal Medicine resident at Franciscan Health, as part of the organizing team during this conference, and we spoke about organizing these kinds of events, and the value-added by ACP. We also had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Shikha Jain from Rush University, who was part of the Social Media in Medicine panel alongside Dr. Anwar Jebran, and Dr. Armand Krikorian from Advocate Christ. We spoke about her activities in social media, communication and women empowerment. We also spoke with Mr. Jeff Burgess, from MassMutual, who sponsored the event, and we spoke about the financial aspect of medicine, and how to prepare for your future as a doctor and resident. Music: Philip Mathew.  
Transition is always tough, especially during your residency training. Transitioning from being a medical student to an intern, or from an intern to a senior resident and finally from a senior resident to chief resident or attending. It is always a tough & challenging time. We sat with a bunch of residents, chief resident, and an attending and chatted about the challenges, difficulties, and advice to survive during residency. Intern: TJ - Cook County Hospital 2nd year: Jayal Mata - Franciscan Health  3rd year: Shruti - Franciscan Health Chief Resident: Tokes - Mercy Hospital Attending: Dr. Mike - Cook County Hospital Editor: Anwar Jebran - Weiss Memorial Hospital Music: Philip Mathew 
An emotional interview with Dr. Tokunboh Olaosebikan (Tokes), Chief Resident at Mercy Hospital, we talked about the tragic event at Mercy Hospital in November 2018 that led to the death of 3 individuals "Officer Jimenez, Dr. Tamara O'Neal & pharmacy resident Dayna Less". What happened from the residents' perspective, and what are the measures Mercy & other hospitals should take to prevent such incidents. This episode might contain strong language. Music: Philip Mathew 
After the tragic event at Mercy Hospital in November 2018 that led to the death of 3 individuals "Officer Jimenez, Dr. Tamara O'Neal & pharmacy resident Dayna Less", the ACP released a position paper titled "Reducing Firearm Injuries and Deaths in the United States: A Position Paper From the American College of Physicians". We interview the lead author Dr. Sue Bornstein and talked more about the ACP position, their approach, and their view about this important public health issue. To read more about the paper: read more about ACP Advocacy and position about this issue: Philip Mathew   
Burnout is an important subject between doctors and internists, it is a big problem and we need to shed the light on it. We sat with Dr. Sean Greenhalgh, an assistant professor, and an internist at Loyola Hospital and an advocate for physician wellness and an expert on this subject. We talked about burnout symptoms, how to assess it, and how to manage it. We also interviewed residents and listened to their experience with burnout and how Internal medicine residency programs are approaching and managing this issue. Arya Nikamal, DO IM Resident at Advocate Christ Medical Center Qusai Alitter, MD IM Resident at West Suburban Medical Center Music: Philip Mathew 
We are super proud to introduce the first Illinois local ACP podcast. At ACP PRN podcast, we cover various subjects about residents & residency and interview experts about subjects that matter to residents.  We talk about residents life during residency, as needed. Meet our podcast team: Host: Dr. Michael Alebich Editor: Dr. Anwar Jebran Executive Director of the Illinois ACP Chapter: Colleen Keeku Music: Philip Mathew 
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