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 hospice program in Alabama and important points to consider as a physician when communicating with palliative care patients. This mini series explores what life is like in different subspecialties of medicine by asking two central questions: what was the best day of your career and what was the worst day of your career?
Credits: This episode was produced and edited by Alex Harrelson with help from Ryan Murphy. Many thanks to Dr. John Shuster who took us on a journey into what psychiatry and palliative care is really like. Our theme song was produced by Tim Littman, Samuel Altonji, Steve Kim, Leah Carpenter, Corey Duke, and Ramya Singireddy. This show is made possible thanks to the support of UABSOM’s Student Senate. We used backing tracks from Bensound and The Red Thread.