The Practice of Medicine

The Practice of Medicine

The Southern Medicine podcast is now The Practice of Medicine podcast from SMA. The name may have changed, but the mission remains the same: to provide medical professionals with the resources they need to learn to improve the quality of patient care. The Practice of Medicine podcast is just one way we do that, as we discuss a wide range of topics, including multidisciplinary approaches to patient care, and new innovations in medical technology. To learn more about SMA’s many other services and educational initiatives, please visit us at sma.org.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 7 min

In our final podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, join Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche as they chat about the critical role of the patient-physician relationship in providing patient-centered sexual healthcare.

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In our seventh podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche discuss the simplicity and improved side-effect profile of current ART regimens.

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SMA PIT sat down again with Carmen Simmons, a M4 at Meharry Medical College, for a follow up conversation about her experiences as a black woman at a HBCU medical school and as a student providing care to underserved communities in Nashville, TN.

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SMA PIT sat down again with Carmen Simmons, a M4 at Meharry Medical College, for a follow up conversation about her experiences as a black woman at a HBCU medical school and as a student providing care to underserved communities in Nashville, TN.

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In our sixth podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche focus on the importance of taking a detailed and nonjudgmental sexual history, as well as highlight some new PrEP and HIV treatment options that are expected to be available for clinical use in the near future.

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SMA PIT sat down again with Sarah Garner, the director of the Pathologists' Assistant Program and an adjunct assistant professor at Tulane, to discuss her experience with social media in medicine. In this episode, Sarah gives advice to medical trainees on establishing a professional presence on social media.

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SMA PIT sat down with Sarah Garner to discuss her experience with social media and how she is using it to enrich medical education for trainees. In addition to having a robust Instagram profile that provides medical education to over 60k followers across the country, Sarah also discusses how social media has become an important aspect of her roles at Tulane.

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How do physicians who are arguably one of the most dedicated, passionate, capable, and giving groups of people in the world feel so powerless and marginalized shaping our professional work experience? What can we do about it? In this podcast, Dr. Lauren Kosinski, the founder of Metamorphosis Medicine, recommends 4 cornerstones for reclaiming joy and fulfillment in the practice of medicine and is offering practices and instruction t...

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In our fifth podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche discuss common barriers to HIV testing encountered in the primary care setting and suggest practical ways to incorporate HIV-related care into regular practice.

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SMA PIT sat down with Carmen Simmons, who appeared on our radar after tweeting about the cost of medical education from @whereinmyworld. Carmen shared her perspective on the educational and professional value of participating in the #medtwitter community, ranging from discussing on the cost of medical education to finding new mentors. A M4 at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Carmen also shared what drew her to specialize i...

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January 25, 2021 9 min

In our fourth podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche highlight the importance of recognizing and appreciating the intersectionality of identities (including gender, race, and religion) when discussing sexual health and HIV prevention with patients.

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SMA PIT sat down to Kelly Cheung, a third year medical student and social media influencer at @kellytakesmedicine to discuss how she got started with her blog and Instagram at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. In less than a year, she has 2k-3k blog views per month and over 12.2k followers on Instagram.

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Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses with Mr. Ryan Alexander, Ms. Simone Werter, and Dr. Donald DiPette their article, “Implementation of a vertically integrated trainee program (VITP): progress and lessons learned” that appears in the December 2020 issue of the SMJ. During this podcast the panelists will share an overview of the program and its development and growth; detail, from a training perspective, the...

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December 17, 2020 10 min

In our third podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of HIV care and explore challenges associated with using telemedicine in the primary care setting.

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December 17, 2020 9 min

In our second podcast of our series on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting, Drs. Lisa Fitzpatrick and David Malebranche take a nuanced look at the effects of racism and medical distrust on the delivery of HIV-related care, explore the willingness of minoritized populations to engage with the healthcare system, and discuss systemic changes that may support equitable access to HIV prevention and care. 

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December 17, 2020 8 min

Join Drs. Lisa Fizpatrick and David Malebranche in the first of eight podcasts on HIV testing, treatment, and prevention in the primary care setting. In the series kickoff, our faculty experts discuss the Southern HIV epidemic and offer insights on strategies to address the unique cultural and medical system-based challenges of HIV prevention and care in the South.

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In this podcast Carissa Anthony, the Prevention and Development Coordinator with the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition, in Homewood, Alabama, discusses the changing face of alcohol and drug prevention in today’s youth. She also shares how the risk and protective factors for drugs and alcohol are also the same factors for suicide, teen pregnancy, mental health struggles, and juvenile delinquency. In addition, Ms. Anthony provide...

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November 17, 2020 15 min

Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses discharge against medical advice with Dr. Guruaj Kolar. Dr. Kolar and Dr. Eric Valder authored a letter to the editor in the October 2020 issue of the SMJ that addresses this topic. During this podcast, Dr. Kolar provides details of discharge against medical advice status that commonly may be misunderstood or underappreciated by patients and clinicians, as well as discusse...

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An informal but enlightening conversation with 3 UT Houston Orthopedic Surgery residents of differing years. In this podcast, we discuss topics such as choosing a residency program, positives and negatives of the residency, and how to manage balancing a strenuous residency with the demands of everyday life.

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Medical training is a time of growth and discovery. It can also be challenging for students not only due to stress and the workload but also in terms of navigating educational debt, personal development, dealing with death and grief as we gain exposure working with patients, and navigating the culture of medicine. In this podcast, we discuss some of the common challenges faced by medical trainees and how SMA can provide resources t...

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