PODCAST: The free download of the episode is on iTunes here!
GUESTS & THOUGHTS: We were fortunate to have another great lineup of guests for our episode this week. And thanks to the AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) chapter here at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, we hosted a Mother's Day lunch event in the station and were pleased to see many of our medical school colleagues at the station! AMWA also provided us with Panera gift cards that we gave away during the show... and we will be giving more away on future episodes!
In fact: we are still waiting for the correct response to one of the trivia questions that we asked during the show, so the first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer will win a $10 Panera gift card! The question: Which US state is Dr. Amy Reed originally from? (She mentioned it during her interview with us -- check out the podcast if you missed it!).
Dr. Amy Reed is a vascular surgeon at the University of Cincinnati -- one of less than 200 female vascular surgeons in the United States. She spoke to us about her decision to become a surgeon, her experience during her training, and her ability to balance her family with a demanding professional career. We were also joined this week by Dr. Sheela Barhan, an OB/GYN in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Barhan is also the Director of the Boonshoft School of Medicine's "Women in Medicine" elective course, and she spoke to us about the benefits of that course.
Our other guests this week included Joanna Hurrell (left, accompanied by her mother; second year student and President of AMWA at Wright State), Michelle Kline and Nicole Majoras (first year students who took the aforementioned "Women in
Again, thanks to AMWA for helping us produce the show this week. And just a reminder: for weekly articles, student forums and more, visit our sponsors, The Student Doctor Network, at www.studentdoctor.net
SONG OF THE WEEK: As voted on by you, the listeners, the song of the week was "Every Little Thing You Do Is Magic," by The Police. 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 'Radial head subluxation,' more commonly known as "nursemaid's elbow." Congratulations to Robert Clark from California for submitting the correct answer!
As for this week's case of the week, here it is. If you know the answer, email email@example.com for the chance to win a prize.
A 35 year old woman presents for evaluation in the emergency department for syncope after a 24 hour plane flight home from Australia. She has no significant past medical history and is on no medications except the birth control pill. Examination reveals her to be in moderate respiratory distress. Pulse is 120 per minute, blood pressure 90/60, respirations 20 per minute. Lungs are clear. A left parasternal precordial heave is present. Heart sounds are soft; there is a palpable and accentuated S2 over the second left parasternal space, a presystolic low pitched extra sound is audible over the sub-xiphoid area, and a holosystolic murmur is heard over the epigastrium which becomes louder with inspiration.
What is the probable diagnosis?
COMING UP NEXT: Check the blog and the facebook page for more info in the coming days regarding our "Healer's Art" episode on Sunday May 17, 12pm EST. Again, we will be joined by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks to everyone for listening!