The Best and Worst: Psychiatry and Palliative Care

In the 5th episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Alex Harrelson, MS2 sits down with psychiatry and palliative care specialist, Dr. John Shuster, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as a psychiatry and palliative care physician. Tune in to also hear Dr. Shuster discuss the history of the[…]

#9: Mental Health in Medical Training – Follow-up Discussion

In this follow-up piece to the Mental Health in Medical Training episode, we take a look at some common barriers students struggle with when making the decision to seek counseling for mental illness. UAB counselors share their perspective on some common concerns with seeking counseling, as well as some advice concerning effective and healthy coping[…]

The Best and Worst: Endocrine and General Surgery

In the 4th episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Alex Harrelson, MS2, and Shadi Awad, MS2, sit down with endocrine and general surgeon, Dr. John Porterfield, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an endocrine and general surgeon. Tune in to also hear Dr. Porterfield discuss the importance[…]

#8: Mental Health in Medical Training

In this episode, we take a look at mental health concerns in the field of medicine. We hear from two medical students about their paths in managing mental health illnesses during their scholarly careers, as well as UAB counselors and a previous residency program coordinator fielding questions pertaining to concerns about seeking help and the[…]

The Best and Worst: Internal Medicine

In the 3rd episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS4, sits down with internal medicine physician, Dr. Robert Centor, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an internal medicine physician. Tune in to also hear Dr Centor share with us the story behind how he came[…]

The Best and Worst: Emergency Medicine

In the 2nd episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS4, sits down with emergency medicine physician, Dr. Charles Khoury, to discuss his career and what life is truly like as an EM physician at a level 1 trauma center. This mini series explores what life is like in different subspecialties[…]

The Best and Worst: Gynecology Oncology

In this inaugural episode of the “The Best and Worst” mini series, Jamal Egbaria, MS3, sits down with gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Kerri Bevis, to discuss her career and what life is truly like as a gynecologic oncologist. This mini series will explore what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central[…]

#6: Deep Brain Stimulation

In this episode we look at a relatively new treatment for a debilitating neurologic condition. We hear from people deeply affected by the disease and those that care for them. And get some surprising insight from a first year medical student. Photo caption: MSTP student Sanders Pair after his White Coat Ceremony. Credits: This episode[…]

Departing Words: Robin Lorenz

We sit down for an extended conversation with Dr. Robinna Lorenz, M.D., Ph.D., as she steps down from her post as Director of UAB’s Medical Scientist Training Program and Physician Scientist Development Office. Credits: This episode was produced by Corey Duke with help from Jeff Singer and Morgan Zipperly who helped develop the interview questions.[…]

#5: Humanism

In this episode we highlight a special event known as Solidarity Week, honor the life of Arnold P. Gold, and explore the true meaning of humanism in medicine. To learn more about Solidarity Week and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation visit www.gold-foundation.org. Credits: This episode was produced by Corey Duke and Alex Reddy with help[…]

#2: The Dog Bite Surgeon

This episode explores Birmingham in the early 1960s through the lens of one incredible surgeon’s story. Dr. Herschell Lee Hamilton, UAB’s Dog Bite Surgeon, is pictured above. Learn more about his legacy and an endowed scholarship established in his name here. Credits: This episode was produced by Ali Simpson, Betsy Birchall, Jui Paul, and Corey[…]