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INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

INTRODUCING COVID-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 20, 2020

COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, has created a global pandemic. This show aims to educate the public via interviews with leaders in healthcare, public health and policy. You’ll hear from former Kaiser CEO, host of the Fixing Healthcare podcast, and author of Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong, Robert Pearl; critical care physician and frequent guest on The Doctors, “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta; Patrick C. Beeman, Ob/Gyn and founder of the medical education platform, InsideTheBoards; microbiology professor, Ken Rosenthal; and more.   

Your host is Dr. Ted O’Connell, family physician, educator, and author of numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed articles. He holds academic appointments at UCSF, UC Davis, and Drexel University's medical schools and also founded the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Community Medicine and Global Health Fellowship, the first program in the U.S. to formally combine both community medicine and global health.

Submit Your Questions for the Podcast

Send an email to info@arslonga.media or check out covidpodcast.com

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. 

An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta

An Update and Overview of COVID-19 for Medical Students from InsideTheBoards Featuring “Dr. Raj” Dasgupta

March 16, 2020

This is a special episode we're posting across the InsideTheBoards network to educate med students on the clinical issues surrounding COVID-19 like how ventilators work, how patients are assessed and some potential questions students may have about the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dr. Ted O’Connell, ITB’s chief content officer, and author of Crush Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 Secrets interviews Dr. Raj Dasgupta.

“Dr. Raj” is a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician and assistant program director for the University of Southern California’s Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Raj is actively involved in media and has appeared on The Doctors, Bill Nye Saves the World and many others. He is one of the hosts for TNT’s Chasing the Cure and author of author of Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls, which you can learn more about at beyondthepearls.net

Dr. Raj is well worth following on social media. Check him out on Instagram (@dr_raj_), Facebook (@doctorRajD) or Twitter (@DoctorRajD)   

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards Mobile App

The Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app has both free and premium features and is available on both Android and iOS

To get started, first, create a Boardsinsider Account on our website insidetheboards.com

Free Features 

  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
  2. Mindfulness meditations designed specifically for medical students 
  3. A monthly offering of high yield content (questions dissections, audio qbank samples) available only on our mobile app. 
  4. Early Access and exclusive content like a preview of the soon to be released "Crush Step 1" podcast and the "Inside ITB" podcast where we "get real" about the challenges of building ITB and the day to day behind the scenes stuff. 

Premium Features

Subscribe to an ITB premium account and get additional features 

  1. Access to 500+ audio optimized board style practice questions in our Audio Qbank. The Step 1 version is powered by Exam Circle and the Step 2 Version is powered by OnlineMedEd. New questions added each month. 
  2. High Yield Pharmacology (powered by Lecturio) with 100 of the top pharm questions you need to know for both Step 1 and Step 2 
  3. Audio Flashcards (coming soon) 

Our audio qbank is THE PERFECT companion for studying for the boards on the go. And we're adding content and improving it all the time. Learn more about the Audio Qbank by InsideTheBoards mobile app here

What Can You Do? 

You can help spread commonsense about COVID-19 by supporting this podcast. Hit subscribe, leave a positive review, and share it with your friends especially on social media. We can each do our part to ensure that scientifically accurate information about the pandemic spreads faster than rumors or fears. Remember to be vigilant, but remain calm. For the most trusted and real time information on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, both the CDC and WHO have dedicated web pages to keep the public informed. 

The information presented in this podcast is intended for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.