Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast
Brought to you by the JGME Editors and staff, each episode dives into current research and trends in graduate medical education or expert advice for getting published. All episodes of this podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Please subscribe to stay informed on new episodes.
May 18, 2023
In this episode, Matthew G. Tuck, MD, and Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, discuss the intersection of climate health and graduate medical education including the direct effects of climate change on patients, residents, and healthcare systems, as well as the need for educational tools to prepare physicians for future climate-related health problems. This episode is part of the call for papers for a 2024 JGME supplement issue on climate and graduate medical education. Submissions for the supplement are due by January 15, 2024.
Read the accompanying article: A Call for Articles on Climate and Graduate Medical Education—JGME Supplement Issue
Call for Papers on Climate and Graduate Medical Education
From this episode: Climate Resources for Health Education
In this episode, JGME Editor-in-Chief, Gail Sullivan, MD, speaks with Mary Owen, MD, Marghalara Rashid, PhD, and Victor Lopez-Carmen about the health care of Indigenous Peoples and graduate medical education. They cover the current state by looking at the research from Dr. Rashid et al’s scoping review and discuss a path forward to a safer and more equitable environment through education and trust building.
Read the accompanying articles: A Scoping Review of Indigenous Health Curricular Content in Graduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education Training and the Health of Indigenous Peoples
January 31, 2023
In this episode, Michelle Suh, MD, MAT, Marc David Robinson, MD, and Nicole Deiorio, MD, discuss the hidden curriculum around incarcerated patients in graduate medical education and how people can educate trainees and themselves with facts and resources about caring for this vulnerable population. They offer firsthand experience of lessons learned and guidance on how listeners can get involved with advocating for the standard of care these patients deserve.
Read the accompanying article: Vulnerable yet Unprotected: The Hidden Curriculum of the Care of the Incarcerated Patient
Resources discussed in this episode
December 19, 2022
In this episode, Halah Ibrahim, MD, MEHP, Lalena M. Yarris, MD, MCR, and Harm Peters, MD, MHPE, give a formal welcome to international authors to submit their research for publication that explores teaching and learning in graduate medical education. They discuss the inequities in medicine and publishing in our world, the importance and value of diverse publications, research, and experiences, and JGME’s dedication to provide a more diverse and equitable platform for global knowledge dissemination in graduate medical education.
Read the accompanying article: A Welcome to International Authors
November 2, 2022
In this episode, Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH, Nicole Deiorio, MD, Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, and Judy Brenner, MD, discuss the issue of unmatched US medical school graduates, specifically the roles of graduate medical education and undergraduate medical education in tackling this issue to find solutions. With an increasing number of students not matching in the NRMP Match each year and the need for physicians in the United States, this issue cannot be left unsolved.
Read the accompanying article: It's Time to Stop Pointing Fingers: The Role of GME in Addressing the Issue of Unmatched US Medical School Graduates
In this episode, Dr. Toren Davis shares his story of reclaiming the title of “Disruptive Physician.” His work to dismantle systemic racism and fight for equity in his health care system led him to write to the local newspaper, send letters to the Attorney General, organize signature campaigns and a town hall with community non-profit organizations, and more. You will also hear about where to start with your own advocacy work and how to build it into curriculum for learners.
Read the accompanying article: The Disruptive Physician and Our Role as Teachers
Click here for examples of Dr. Davis’s advocacy work.
June 8, 2022
In this episode, Dr. Joey Fisher and Dr. Barbara Trautner, authors of the paper “Maximizing the Academic Conference Experience: Tips for Your Career Toolkit,” offer a roadmap to academic conference success with a 3-phase framework of strategies starting with preconference preparation, then active engagement during the meeting, and finally post-meeting action steps. You will hear personal stories of how they handle networking, juggling sessions, making an impact, and balancing rest with all the excitement.
Read the accompanying article: Maximizing the Academic Conference Experience: Tips for Your Career Toolkit
April 13, 2022
Creative writing in the On Teaching category holds an important place in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. This is a place for people in the GME community to tell their stories and a place for connection. In this episode, 3 members of the JGME Editorial Board, Dr. Gail Sullivan, Dr. Lainie Yarris, and Dr. Rachel Gottlieb-Smith, share advice for compelling writing, getting published, and On Teaching papers that have stuck with them over the years.
Read the accompanying article: Publishing in the "On Teaching" Category: Powerful Creative Writing
Do you find the world of statistics intimidating and maybe even terrifying? In this episode, JGME Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gail Sullivan, and Biostatistics Editor, Dr. Rich Feinn, are interviewed by Associate Editor, Dr. Charlotte Gamble, about their 2 editorials from 2021 about statistics in GME research. Listen as they dive into type I and II errors, multiple comparisons, power, ad hoc analyses, what to do with small sample sizes, and so much more.
Read the accompanying articles: Facts and Fictions About Handling Multiple Comparisons and Do You Have Power? Considering Type II Error in Medical Education
On September 27, 2020, Universal Health Services, which oversees The George Washington University Hospital, was the victim of the largest ransomware attack on a health care system in US history. In this episode, Dr. Courtney Paul recounts his experience and shares an action plan and resources for institutions to be proactive in anticipating a cyberattack.
Read the accompanying article: Residency Program Preparedness for Prolonged Downtime: Lessons Learned From a Cyberattack
September 22, 2021
Are you interested in submitting to the New Ideas category in JGME or want to know more about these articles? In this episode we go behind the scenes with JGME editors Deb Simpson, PhD, Halah Ibrahim, MD, MEHP, and Cuff Baker, MD, to discuss what novel really means, what the editors are looking for in the New Ideas submissions, and why submissions get rejected.
Check out the Annual Call for New Ideas Submissions.
August 16, 2021
In this episode, Dr. Nicole Deiorio speaks with Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak and Dr. Stephen Wolf about their qualitative study on resident perspectives on remediation. Chief resident Dr. Jonathan Hootman joins the conversation and offers the resident perspective. Listen to this conversation as our guests discuss how they learned from residents, how to help and support residents that are struggling, and a need for a holistic remediation process free from negative stigma.
Read the accompanying article: Unheard Voices: A Qualitative Study of Resident Perspectives on Remediation
In this episode, JGME Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gail Sullivan, speaks with 2 JGME authors from the June 2021 issue, Dr. Brian Antono and Dr. Daniel London. They discuss issues and challenges around residency application inflation, the role of the AAMC and ERAS, and what the main barriers are to change and how we can break through them.
Read the accompanying articles: The Price of Fear: An Ethical Dilemma Underscored in a Virtual Residency Interview Season and Systems-Level Reforms to the US Resident Selection Process: A Scoping Review
April 19, 2021
February 15, 2021
Read the accompanying article: Graduate Medical Education Virtual Interviews and Recruitment in the Era of COVID-19
Read the accompanying article: Remote e-Work and Distance Learning for Academic Medicine: Best Practices and Opportunities for the Future
Read the accompanying article: Envisioning Graduate Medical Education in 2030
Read the accompanying article: Envisioning the Future of Academic Writing
Read the accompanying article: Is Medical Education Ready for Universal Open Access to Research?