Saturday, February 24, 2007

Episode 13: From Our Own Correspondents

You wrote, I read, and now here we are: an entire episode devoted to answering the questions of loyal listeners Cody (aka ZeroRocker) and Nancy, who wrote in with some great questions that I had a lot of fun answering. Want to know about why we need scrub techs? What's the relationship between surgeons and internal medicine doctors? Do you need calculus to be a doctor? And, of course, what are the romantic prospects for the modern single surgeon?? This is what I dream this podcast will interactive place where we can have a real conversation about what it means to become a doctor in Modern Medicine. This is a great beginning!

One interesting tidbit given the recent podcasts on resources in medicine: in Episode 11 I talked about how we treat kids to the maximum of our abilities under all circumstances except for some very specific cases, such as babies born before 24 weeks gestation, who have no chance of survival. Well, that should teach me to speak in definitives (again): here's a story about a baby born even earlier that that...something of a one-off miracle, I think, but a good reminder that there's more to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in our philosophies.

Be Well!

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