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.

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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April 26, 2021

Episode 18: COVID-19 Mini-series: Physician Wellness

This episode will address physician wellness and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Burnout is an ongoing issue in healthcare, but the pandemic escalated the problem even more. Participants will learn about the challenges members of the healthcare team have faced since the beginning of the pandemic, and the factors involved in reducing the risk for burnout, including development of a culture of wellness, personal resilience and efficiency of practice. Dr. Daniel J. Murphy, Jr. outlines strategies to improve wellness through development of adequate resources, support from leadership and good communication and listening skills.

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April 13, 2021

Episode 17: Hidden and Here Mini-series - Part 2

The Hidden and Here Mini-series aims to use storytelling to highlight and educate clinicians on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on caregivers, non-physician essential workers and teachers who we believe have been hidden but very much here. In this episode, Ranak Trivedi, PhD interviews Dr. Peter Poullos - a Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology and Founder/ Executive Director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC). Dr. Poullos was interviewed for this episode, as he himself, requires caregiving as a result of a bicycle accident that took place during his fellowship training. He spoke of his experiences, both as a physician and a person needing assistance with personal care. Following the interview, the panelists discuss the challenges that caregivers, both those who are family/friends and paid caregivers face and provide key strategies to help improve the engagement with caregivers.

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March 29, 2021

Episode 16: Hot Topics Mini-series - A Conversation about Physician Leadership

This episode focuses on the importance of leadership development and the skill set physicians need to be successful. Presenters discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physicians and the ways in which they had to pivot into leadership roles to create new care units and manage department needs. Other topics discussed include diversity, inequality for women and clinicians in underrepresented groups, emotional intelligence and the attributes needed to be an effective leader.

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March 15, 2021

Episode 15: COVID-19 Mini-series - Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination

This episode will discuss the importance of improving communication strategies in order to reach the national goal of vaccinating 80-90% of the population.

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March 1, 2021

Episode 14: Hidden and Here Mini-series - Part 1

A Story Council takes time. It is a donation of presence to one another. The experience of being heard does not come from direct response or advice; it arises from the pure act of having one’s story received and held in the center. Someone speaks of a hidden joy or a terrible burden he or she has been carrying, and as the person lays it down, it is as though the heart of the group - residing in candlelight, residing in a vase of flowers, residing on the placards of their intention statement - receives it respectfully and does not interfere with the speaker’s journey toward insight. The circle provides a kind of alchemy - to transmute sorry, to highlight joy, to open empathy where there had been enmity.”  ~ The Circle Way, Chapter 7

The Hidden and Here Mini-series aims to use storytelling to highlight and educate clinicians on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on caregivers, non-physician essential workers and teachers who we believe have been hidden but very much here. In each episode, we will highlight their stories and a panel comprised of Sheila Lahijani, MD, Ryan Matlow, PhD, Sonoo Thadaney Israni, and Ranak Trivedi, PhD will reflect on the stories heard, discuss salient points and identify action steps that can be put in practice. 

In this episode, we hear how and why these specific groups were chosen and the importance of storytelling in medical education. 

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February 15, 2021

Episode 13: COVID-19 Mini-series - Palliative Care During COVID-19

In this episode, Dr. Grant Smith and Dr. Brook Calton discuss how the pandemic has changed palliative care. They will discuss the challenges guiding families through difficult conversations via video or mobile phone and the role palliative care teams have had as an added layer of support to family and staff to prevent burnout. 

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