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Jan 30, 2020

In this Hippo Education Short, Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Devang Patel sits down with our good friend Dr. Neda Frayha to discuss what we know so far about the new 2019-n-CoV coronavirus outbreak and what front-line clinicians can do if we suspect a patient of ours might have this viral illness. 


Jan 30, 2020

In this 10th anniversary special, GFOP Josh Russell interviews Rob and digs deep into...

  • Failing at work
  • Finding the right job (and being honest about the wrong one)
  • Top Gun
  • Origins of ERcast
  • Why Rectal Foreign Bodies was the subject of episode one
  • Advice for young doctors
  • How failing a black belt test was a pivotal...


Dec 20, 2019

Are we calling burnout by the right name? Some would say no, we should call it 'moral injury' because what we see happening in modern medical practice can be antithetical to our core values. In this episode, ZDoggMD is our guest as we examine moral injury, as well as dealing with the EHR, stress, universal health...


Nov 30, 2019

What does emergency medicine have in common with astronautics? A lot, it turns out. Dan Mccollum and Rob break down the skills learned by International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield as explained in his autobiography An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

 

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Oct 3, 2019

Should we admit medical mistakes? Most risk managers (and med mal attorneys) might say no, but Dr. Peter Smulowitz says that’s the wrong thinking. Admitting errors can be good for patients and good for us.

 

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