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Episode 4: Insider’s Look at ACP

Episode 4: Insider’s Look at ACP

September 8, 2019

In this episode, we discuss what it means to be an ACP member, involvement opportunities afforded at the local & national levels, and where our VT chapter fits into it all. ACP VT Chapter Governor Allen Repp gives us the inside scoop.

Guest: Dr. Allen Repp, ACP VT Governor

Episode 3: Straight from the Chiefs: IM Residency at UVM

Episode 3: Straight from the Chiefs: IM Residency at UVM

August 1, 2019

For many fourth-year med students applying into Internal Medicine, selecting a program can be overwhelming. What makes the IM Residency Program at UVMMC appealing? What does medicine in Vermont have to offer? 

In this episode, we interview the program's three chief residents for their take. 

Guests: Dr. Kramer Wahlberg, Dr. Beth Wahlberg, Dr. Julia Powelson

Episode 2: Chronic Pain & Opioids

Episode 2: Chronic Pain & Opioids

July 1, 2019

Chronic pain afflicts 50 million Americans. While prescription opioids can be effective for those who fail other therapies, concern over misuse complicates pain management. We discuss in this episode the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain and an educational platform’s role in this complex issue.

Guest: Dr. Mark Pasanen, UVMMC IM Residency PD and Former ACP VT Governor.

Episode 1: The Debate on USMLE Step 1

Episode 1: The Debate on USMLE Step 1

June 6, 2019

The Step 1 exam has been a longstanding requirement for medical licensure and a critical factor in the residency application process. However, recent discussions have prompted physicians to reconsider the exam's merit and scoring. Join us as we consider the pros, cons, and evidence behind each argument in this rapidly developing, national debate.