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M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician By Kerry Whittemore, MD.

M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician By Kerry Whittemore, MD.

By Kerry Whittemore
Are you a busy clinician who wants to stay up to date with all the topics that are essential to your work? You’ve found the right podcast. M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician is one of few podcasts that deliver free continuing medical education (CME) to you in 30 minutes or less. Interview topics with experts in the field will range from telemedicine, medical student wellness, clinician as the educator, and much more. Get instant access to compelling conversations brought to you by the University of Utah School of Medicine, with your host, Kerry Whittemore, MD.
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M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician By Kerry Whittemore, MD.

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A Conversation with Medical Director Dr. Julie Day.
Welcome to M.Ed.: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician. With us today, we have Dr. Julie Day. Dr. Day is the medical director for the University of Utah Redwood Health Center. She is going to discuss with us being a woman leader in medicine and all the challenges that come along with being a medical director at a large clinic. Enjoy.
26:52
December 22, 2021
Abigail Luman and Naveen Rathi on Medical Student Leadership
Welcome to another episode of M.ED: Medical education for the practicing clinician.  With us today are two fourth year medical students, Naveen Rathi and Abigail Luman. Abigail and Naveen are co-presidents of the student body of the University of Utah SOM. They will be discussing with me medical student leadership and lessons they have learned from their time as leaders at the medical school. Thanks for listening and Happy Thanksgiving!
30:17
November 24, 2021
CMO of University of Utah Health
Welcome back to M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician. I'm your host, Dr. Kerry Whittemore.  In this episode, I will be speaking with Dr. Tom Miller, the Chief Medical Officer of University of Utah Health about the challenges and opportunities involved in leading the medical operations of a large academic healthcare system. Dr. Miller is board certified in internal medicine. His clinical expertise in adult medicine includes evaluation and treatment of hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities, adult onset diabetes, and heart and vascular disease. Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Colorado College, his MD from George Washington University and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah. He has been a member of the Division of General Medicine since 1992. Enjoy!
27:07
November 09, 2021
CFO of University of Utah Health Charlton Park
In this episode on leadership, we are taking a bit of a different turn and will be discussing the financial side of healthcare leadership. I was able to interview Charlton Park, who is the chief financial officer and chief analytics officer of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. He oversees the financial planning, budgeting, general accounting, operational and capital financial planning, analytics, and revenue cycle functions of the multi-billion dollar University of Utah Health system. Charlton received his bachelor of science degree in information systems from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, and his MBA and master of health sector management degrees at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I hope you enjoy this episode with financial leadership lessons that can be applied to both small medical practices and large healthcare institutions.
38:59
October 26, 2021
CEO of University of Utah Health - The Leader of our Leaders
Welcome back to M.Ed. Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician. In this episode, I had the great opportunity to interview the leader of all the leaders at University of Utah Health, Dr. Michael Good. Dr. Good is trained as an anesthesiologist and completed his undergraduate and medical school training at The University of Michigan. Followed by fellowship and residency training at The University of Florida. Dr. Good is the CEO of University of Utah Health, The Dean of the medical school at the University of Utah, and the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences: Positions he has held since 2018. In these positions, Dr. Good works to ensure the professional and educational success of more than 20,000 faculty, staff and students who make University of Utah Health one of the nations premier centers of academic health sciences. He does this with an annual budget of over 3.6 billion dollars. In this episode, we will discuss Dr. Good's leadership style as well as advice he has for those in positions of leadership and those aspiring to hold leadership roles in healthcare. 
26:30
October 12, 2021
Dr. Ty Dickerson on Global Health Leadership
Welcome to M.ED: Medical Education for the practicing clinician. In this episode I had the opportunity to have an interesting conversation with Dr. Ty Dickerson. Dr. Dickerson is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health for the University of Utah School of Medicine where he also serves as the Assistant Dean of Global Health Education. He practices as a pediatric hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he combines the clinical care of hospitalized children with the education of medical students and resident physicians. Dr Dickerson’s interests include community based maternal and child health in resource poor settings. In addition to teaching clinical medicine, Dr. Dickerson directs the graduate certificate in global medicine, co-directs the Ghana global health learning abroad program and lectures frequently on clinical pediatrics in global health in a variety of settings. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Dickerson’s role in global health leadership at the University of Utah, his thoughts on leadership in the global health sphere and ways students can have a role in global health education as part of an equitable partnership with institutions in resource poor settings. Enjoy!
28:41
September 28, 2021
A Conversation about the Vision of the Future of Medical Education at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah with Dean Dr. Wayne Samuelson
Welcome to M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician. This is the first episode of season two. This season will be focused on leadership in medicine. I will be speaking to leaders across the medical field. I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Wayne Samuelson. Dr. Samuelson is a pulmonologist for the University of Utah Health and completed his training at Duke University and the University of Utah. He is the medical director of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at the University of Utah as well as the Dean of Education for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah. In this episode we will be discussing his role at the University of Utah as well as his vision for the future of medical education at the school of medicine. As always, free CME credit is available on our website. Please Enjoy! You can visit the RUUTE website at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/podcast.php Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the official views of University of Utah Health or its leadership.
50:31
September 14, 2021
Transgender Medicine Part 2
This is the second in our two-part series on Transgender Medicine, and our last episode of Season 1. Dr. Adam Dell discusses services that are provided by the University of Utah and other organizations, as well as family planning considerations for transgender patients. Dr. Lucy continues to highlight important themes in Transgender Medicine and on a personal front, the challenges involved with navigating this space as a parent.  Keep your eyes peeled! Season 2 will back up in Fall 2021. As always, you can find additional resources on Transgender Medicine and free AMA CME credit information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
25:33
June 23, 2021
Transgender Medicine: Part 1
Welcome to M.ED: Medical Education for the practicing clinician. This is the first in a two-part episode series on transgender health. I was fortunate to have a really interesting conversation with Dr. Adam Dell, a pediatrician who works in adolescent medicine at the University of Utah Adolescent Medicine Clinic with GeMS (Gender Management and Support). This is a comprehensive clinic for transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender diverse youth, as well as for youth questioning their gender. The clinic provides care for their patient's physical, mental, and emotional health. Dr. Dell gives a great overview of the state of current transgender medicine, including various treatment options as well as information that every clinician should know when caring for transgender patients. Dr. Dell completed his medical school training at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and his pediatric residency training at the University of Utah. Also taking part in this conversation is Dr. Lucy. She has a child who identifies as transgender and she discusses her personal experience of being a parent of a transgender child while also being a pediatrician. We are not using her last name today because her child is a minor and is thus unable to give consent to the use of her name in a public sphere. Please enjoy these episodes that provide timely and important information regarding transgender health that are applicable to clinicians across specialties. As always, you will find links to articles related to Transgender Medicine on the RUUTE website. Free CME credit is available on the website as well. Please enjoy! You can visit the RUUTE website at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
38:16
June 08, 2021
Art and the Humanities in Medicine: Part 2
This is the second in our two-part series on Art and the Humanities in Medicine. Today we are picking up on the previous conversation that we had with Susan Sample, Ph.D., and Gretchen Case, Ph.D. Susan and Gretchen continue to share why the humanities serve an important role in medicine. As well as who some of their favorite writers and artists are at the intersection of the humanities and medicine.  In this episode, we also have a special guest, Charles. Charles is a first-year medical student at the University of Utah and shares a recent poem he wrote called Catechisms.  As always, you can find additional resources on Art and the Humanities in Medicine and free AMA CME credit information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php Enjoy!
31:00
May 22, 2021
Art and the Humanities in Medicine
In this episode of M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician, I had the pleasure to interview Gretchen Case, Ph.D., and Susan Sample, Ph.D., MFA. Gretchen A. Case is Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. She received a BA in Speech Communication and History and an MA in Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a PhD in Performance Studies from UC, Berkeley. Dr. Case's research and teaching interests are in the medical humanities (aka healthcare humanities): the many ways in which the arts and humanities intersect with the medical arts and sciences.  Susan J. Sample is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Internal Medicine; Writer-in-Residence at the Huntsman Cancer Institute; and associate instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies in the College of Humanities at the University of Utah. She received her BA in philosophy from Whitman College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona. She completed her Ph.D. in communication, focusing on rhetoric and medicine, from the U of U. Her research explores the rhetorical ways physicians and patients use narrative when writing about experiences with patients at the end of life.  In this episode, we discuss the intersection of humanities and medicine. What it means to practice medicine centered around the human condition, questions to ask around our biases, and to experience clinical practice as an opportunity to understand suffering, joy, and grief as much as it is an opportunity to learn about the science of modern medicine. Medical humanities remind practicing clinicians to look and discover their inner artist.  On our website, you will find links to articles related to the Medical Humanities. As always, free CME credit is available on the website as well. Please enjoy! You can visit the website at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
33:25
May 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
In this episode of M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician, I had the unique opportunity to interview Dr. Andy Pavia. Dr. Pavia is a nationally known infectious disease expert and professor of pediatric infectious disease at the University of Utah. He has sat on national advisory committees for the CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America and has testified to Congress on public health threat preparedness. He has published more than 250 scholarly articles, textbook chapters, reviews, and scientific abstracts. He has known Dr. Fauci for thirty years. In this episode, we discuss COVID 19 vaccine hesitancy. We also discuss evidence-based ways that clinicians can address vaccine hesitancy that can help increase the number of people that will take the vaccine. On our website, you will find links to articles related to COVID vaccine hesitancy that can give you a more in-depth look at this issue. As always, free CME credit is available on the website as well. Please enjoy this stimulating and timely conversation with Dr. Pavia. You can visit the website at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
32:16
April 27, 2021
Patient-Centered Care
In this episode of M.ED, I had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Terry Box. Dr. Box is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah Health. Dr. Box completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, followed by residency and fellowship at the University of Utah. He is also one of only two hepatologists (liver specialists) who has received his own liver transplant. He will be speaking to us today about his work with Project ECHO as well as his own experience as a liver transplant recipient. In 2011, he started Project ECHO at the University of Utah Health. Project ECHO connects community providers with specialists to eliminate barriers to access to specialty care. Project ECHO addresses these issues by training community providers through HIPPA-compliant, technology-enabled collaborative learning to address specialty care-level health concerns in the primary care setting. Multi-disciplinary specialist teams use videoconferencing technology to conduct weekly or bi-weekly sessions with community providers to discuss specialized health care topics. During these clinics, community providers present patient cases to determine the best treatment options. This case-based learning has shown to improve patient health outcomes and provider confidence in treating both common and complex conditions in their communities. There is no cost associated with participating, and the only requirements to join an ECHO session are access to a computer or mobile device with connection to the internet. Additionally, there are free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits available for those who participate. Please go to https://physicians.utah.edu/echo/ to learn more.
39:09
April 13, 2021
Provider Wellness: Part 2
This is the second in our two-part series on a very important and timely topic - provider wellness.  Today we are picking up on the previous conversation that we had with Dr. Locke with Dr. Jake Van Epps, who is a staff psychologist at the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center. Dr. Van Epps received his bachelor’s degree from Castleton University followed by a master's in education at the Univ of Georgia and his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. We will be discussing the practical and meaningful ways that providers can address and improve their own wellness during the time of COVID and beyond. He will also highlight resources that are available both for faculty and staff at the University of Utah Health as well as for those outside of the University of Utah system that address physician burnout and provider wellness. Don’t forget to log on to our website for more resources and links including those discussed in the podcast episode as well as the link below to get free CME credit for listening. Enjoy! Additional resources on physician burnout and free AMA CME credit information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php The website for the resiliency center at the University of Utah Health can be found here: https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/resiliency-center/, with information available both to employees of the University of Utah, as well as the public.
37:15
March 30, 2021
Provider Wellness: Part 1
Today is the first in a two part series on provider wellness. Our guest for this episode of M.ED is Dr. Amy Locke. Dr. Locke is Chief Wellness Officer for University of Utah Health and a family physician. She is also the Executive Director of the University of Utah Health  Resiliency Center, which is designed to foster wellness and resilience for all employees. She completed her medical degree and residency training at the University of Michigan medical school and then joined the University of Utah in 2015. In this episode, Dr. Locke discusses provider burnout, both in general and during the COVID pandemic. We also discuss how this is a unique time in medicine to reimagine the future of how we think about the health of populations and the wellbeing of people who work in healthcare. On March 30th we will be publishing the second episode on provider wellness, a conversation with Dr. Jake Van Epps, a psychologist at the University of Utah Health Resiliency Center. He will give us many practical tips to address provider wellness. You can find additional resources on physician burnout and free AMA CME credit information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php The website for the resiliency center at the University of Utah Health can be found here: https://healthcare.utah.edu/wellness/resiliency-center/, with information available both to employees of the University of Utah, as well as the public.  Enjoy!
33:04
March 16, 2021
Learning Experiences of a Senior Medical Student
Today on Med I’m excited to introduce you to our guest,  Garrett Christensen. Garrett is a 4th-year medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Utah with a degree in biology and is interviewing for orthopedic surgery residency programs. Garrett is going to talk to us about his experiences in the clinical years of his medical training, specifically the 3rd and 4th year. He’ll discuss receiving and giving feedback from clinical preceptors and the importance of communicating a clear set of expectations from preceptors to medical students.  He will also give us some pointers on how to be a better physician educator. Enjoy! You can find additional Clinical Education resources and AMA Credit information by visiting: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
42:23
March 02, 2021
Diversity & Inclusion: Part 2
Dr. José Rodríguez joins us for the second interview of this Diversity & Inclusion two-part series. In today's podcast, Dr. Rodríguez will discuss his role as Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion, as well as critical shifts in medicine taking place including recruiting for diversity and practicing a holistic review process. Enjoy! You can find additional Diversity & Inclusion resources and AMA Credit information by visiting: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
26:37
February 16, 2021
Diversity & Inclusion: Part 1
Our guest for this two-part series is Dr. José Rodríguez. Dr. Rodríguez is a practicing family medicine physician and the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) at the University of Utah Health. He is a national leader in the field of diversity in medicine and has a long academic career studying the topic of underrepresented minorities in medicine. Dr. Rodríguez is someone who identifies as a Latino and person of color in medicine and in this episode, he will share with us his personal story of how he got into medicine and how he became a leader and accomplished academic in the field of diversity in medicine. Because Dr. Rodríguez has such a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in this field, this episode will be in 2 parts. Part 2 will be published in two weeks, on February 16th. Enjoy!  For more information on Diversity & Inclusion including scholarly articles and how to get gree CME credit, visit RUUTE's website at the following  link: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/podcast.php 
26:47
February 02, 2021
Adult Learning Theory
Our guest for this episode of M.ED is Dr. Kathleen Timme. Dr. Timme is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital as well as the Director of Educational Development for the Graduate Medical Education and the Associate Program Director for Fellow Education and the Pediatric Education Enterprise at the University of Utah. Dr. Timme's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes and general endocrinology including disorders of growth, puberty, and the thyroid. Her research experience is in medical education, developing programs to help physicians become better educators. She is pursuing a Master of Education degree through the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Timme also has her own podcast titled Teaching in Medicine that can be found here: https://anchor.fm/teachinginmedicine You can find additional resources on adult learning theory and free AMA CME credit: information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php Enjoy!
25:52
January 26, 2021
Medical Student Wellness
Our guest for this episode of M.ED is Dr. Michelle Vo. Dr. Vo is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and is the Senior Director of Student Wellness at the University of Utah School of Medicine. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Vo completed her undergraduate and medical school training at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She completed her residency training at the University of Utah in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Adolescent and Child Psychiatry (Triple Board program), where she also was the Chief Resident. Dr. Vo is going to delve into medical student wellness and specifically the mental health challenges that many students face while in medical school. We will discuss programs that she has developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine to help support the wellbeing of the medical students as well as ways that medical providers and others that take part in medical education can help support students and their families. Enjoy. You can find additional resources on medical student wellness and free AMA CME credit information at https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
31:06
January 19, 2021
Overcoming the Challenges of Telemedicine: Part 2
Dr. Stephanie Lyden joins us for the second interview of this Telemedicine two-part series. In today's podcast, Dr. Lyden will continue to discuss telemedicine best practices, how telemedicine has changed rapidly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, ways to succeed and overcome the challenges of telemedicine, as well as how to continue to teach while in a telemedicine or virtual environment. Enjoy! You can find additional Telemedicine resources and AMA Credit information at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
27:26
January 09, 2021
The Future of Telemedicine: Part 1
Our guest for this two-part series is Dr. Stephanie Lyden. Dr. Lyden is a stroke neurologist, telemedicine expert, and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and the Division of Vascular Neurology.  She did her undergrad at the University of Wyoming and medical school training at the University of Washington followed by a residency in neurology at Rush University and a fellowship in vascular neurology here at the University of Utah. In today's podcast, Dr. Lyden is going to help us figure out the best way to set up a telemedicine visit as a provider, how telemedicine has changed rapidly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, ways to succeed and overcome the challenges of telemedicine, as well as how to continue to teach while in a telemedicine or virtual environment. Enjoy!  You can find additional Telemedicine resources and AMA Credit Information at: https://medicine.utah.edu/students/programs/md/curriculum/ruute/preceptor/cme-podcast.php
28:33
January 07, 2021