Dr. Oz testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and gets grilled by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former prosecutor. As the senator puts it, Dr. Oz has a huge megaphone, which he could use to promote evidence-based health practices. Instead, he squanders this opportunity by endorsing products of questionable value.
Physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese
is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and has given presentations worldwide, focusing on the human side of medicine. In his terrific TED talk, he passionately argues that in the midst of overwhelming data and technology, we must never lose sight of the patient.
"When we shortcut the physical exam, we not only overlook simple diagnoses, but we're losing much more than that."
returns in the next episode of his web series, Dr. House of Cards.
He navigates an interaction with an "anti-vaccine mother" in a family medicine clinic, Frank Underwood-style. At the 2:11 mark, watch how he reframes the conflict and goes on the offensive.
For more Dr. House of Cards
, check out the first episode
Emergency physician Brian Goldman, host of CBC's White Coat, Black Art
, wants to lift the cloud of shame when medical mistakes are made, so they can be openly discussed and not be repeated by other physicians. In this masterful TEDx Toronto talk, Dr. Goldman shares compelling stories of his own errors and reveals the 3 words that every emergency physician fears.
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Jordan Grumet is an internal medicine physician who blogs at In My Humble Opinion
. He's a gifted storyteller, with many of his articles regularly featured
here. In this dotMED 2013 presentation, Jordan shares powerful stories from medical training that define him as the physician he is today.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Class of 2016 sings "Let It Go," or rather, "I Don't Know." The talent and production values of these parodies have certainly gone up over the years. Props to the vocals and choreography. Enjoy.
Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD
, pimps an intern House of Cards
-style. Hilarity ensues.