Category: Education

Stanford Medcast is an educational podcast ideal for the clinician on the go. Hot topics in medicine, healthcare, and education are discussed with world leading physicians and scientists. The podcast is produced by the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education.

November 15, 2021

Episode 28: Hot Topics Mini-series - Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Dr. Curtis Langlotz, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging at Stanford University, shares his insight about the current state of research in AI and how it is currently used in medicine and where it is going in the future. The discussion will also address how healthcare systems can prepare to take advantage of new AI tools as they are developed. Clinicians are encouraged to learn about AI and how it can help them in their practices.

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November 1, 2021

Episode 27: Pediatric Pulse Mini-Series: What is Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology?

Listen to learn about Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) and how this subspecialty provides care to patients from birth to early adulthood. Discussion includes the benefits of PAG, the role of a PAG specialist, and best practices for clinical practice. Tips and take away points are also provided as well as in-depth areas of care provided to this patient population.

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October 18, 2021

Episode 26: COVID-19 Mini-series: Long COVID – facts, misconceptions and the unknown

This episode provides up to date insight on Long COVID. Long COVID is a condition wherein people continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms for longer than usual after initially contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Long COVID can be quite devastating to patients - the symptoms are very complex and may include multiple organs and systems simultaneously. This episode highlights the symptoms of Long COVID and will provide insights into emerging research, the number of individuals at risk for Long COVID and strategies to use when talking with patients about their post-COVID symptoms.

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October 4, 2021

Episode 25: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: The Importance of Psychosocial Oncology

This episode addresses psychosocial oncology, a growing cancer subspecialty that addresses the variety of psychological, behavioral, emotional and social issues that may arise for cancer patients. The discussion will focus on the Psychosocial Oncology Program at Stanford School of Medicine and the various collaborations with other care providers and services. Topics will include the definition of psychosocial oncology and how it differs from palliative care. Listeners will also learn more about the focus of program and how it impacts the psychological responses of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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September 20, 2021

Episode 24: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Clinical Perspectives on Culturally Sensitive and Accessible Care

This episode addresses cultural sensitivity, cultural competency and accessibility in a primary care setting. Cultural sensitivity, literacy training and bias training are now part of the curriculum in medical schools, but it did not exist even just 10 years ago. As a result, there are gaps in provider knowledge, skills and strategies to address these issues in their practice setting. This episode also provides take away points to help members of the healthcare team provide culturally sensitive and accessible care to their patients.

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September 7, 2021

Episode 23: COVID-19 Mini-series - Reflections on COVID-19 Management in Nursing Homes

This episode explores how nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities have played a central role in the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. The discussion will include the early days of the pandemic, including the outbreak in Washington state, the serious call to action the outbreak had on the rest of the country and in particular, California. Lessons learned over the past 18 months are shared along with the need for further education, both for physicians, who receive most of their training in hospitals and clinics and not in skilled nursing facilities, and also the support staff in skilled nursing facilities, who are traditionally underpaid and often lack education on infection control. Vaccine hesitancy is discussed, along with new government funded initiatives that support ongoing education across all skilled nursing facilities.

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June 21, 2021

Episode 22: Hot Topics Mini-series - Continuing the Conversation on Physician Leadership: Power and Influence

In this episode, the host and Dr. Edward Mariano, a Professor and the Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at the Veteran's Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have a discussion on the impact of power and influence in physician leadership and how it relates to performance in interprofessional teams. The conversation includes how to be effective leaders and using power and influence to enact positive change.

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June 7, 2021

Episode 21: Hidden and Here Mini-series - Part 4

In this episode of our Hidden and Here Mini-series, we have a conversation about the role of non-clinical essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through their integral roles and ubiquitous interactions with patients and their families, they have both direct and indirect impact on patient and caregiver experience and are critical in maintaining our healthcare systems safe and functional.  We hear from a patient access representative that works at Stanford Healthcare.  By sharing the stories of these workers and fostering messages of psychological well-being, we can support our peers and amplify their voices.

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May 24, 2021

Episode 20: Hot Topics Miniseries: Tele-Guided Pediatric Point of Care Ultrasound

This episode will address tele-guided pediatric point-of-care ultrasound and how it has advanced to improve access to care for patients and facilitated the engagement of healthcare clinicians who are located in different clinics/or high-level institutions. Topics discussed include the benefits of using this technology across the globe, the challenges and limitations it presents, the impact of COVID-19 on care, and a review of a pilot study underway to teach family practitioners in an area hard hit by the pandemic how to use this technology.

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May 10, 2021

Episode 19: Hidden and Here Mini-series - Part 3

In this episode of our Hidden and Here Mini-series, we have a conversation on schools and education in the world of COVID-19. Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and several countries declared nationwide school closures, these measures have and are affecting hundreds of millions of children. As with schools across the country, East Palo Alto (EPA) schools have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear from educators from EPA that have navigated through the challenges of distance learning, grappling with high infection rates within educational systems that have been historically under-resourced and marginalized.

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