PODCAST: The free download of the episode is on iTunes on our brand new iTunes page here!
GUESTS & THOUGHTS: We were joined by a truly fantastic panel of admissions experts -- Dr. Stephen Peterson (pictured on the left; Asst. Dean of Admissions, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine), Dr. R. Stephen Manuel (Asst. Dean of Admissions, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine), Ms. Lorna Kenyon (Director of Admissions, The Ohio State University College of Medicine), and Joshua Evans (second year medical student at Wright State who serves as a full admissions committee member and interviewer).
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SONG OF THE WEEK: As voted on by you, the listeners, the song of the week was -- appropriately -- Jack Johnson's "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing." Find the poll on the right side of the page to vote for this week's song!
CASE OF THE WEEK: The answer to last week's case of the week (which you can find in last week's recap) was 'parvovirus infection.' Congratulations to Richa Patel for submitting the correct answer!
As for this week's case of the week, here it is. If you know the answer, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to win a prize.
The patient is a 2 year boy, seen in the ER. His mom says that he has been refusing to use his right arm for the last two hours, since they returned from grocery shopping. The boy's mother did not recall any injury or trauma to the arm, but she noted that she grabbed his hand when he tried to run away from her in the store. Currently, he is sitting in his mom's lap and appears healthy. Vital signs are normal, but he will not actively flex, extend, pronate, or supinate his right elbow.
What is the probable diagnosis?
COMING UP NEXT: Our May 10 episode, airing live at 12pm EST, on Mother's Day, will be a "Women in Medicine" special. Check the blog and the facebook page for more info in the coming days! In the meantime, be sure to vote for the song of the week, and if you have any comments/suggestions, write to Avash and Lakshman at email@example.com .
Thanks to everyone for listening!