This episode features Dr. Michelle Au, an anesthesiologist and author. Since medical school, she has been writing The Underwear Drawer, a blog about her life inside and outside of medicine. Dr. Au has authored the book This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies) and also a medical comic strip series entitled “Scutmonkey,” which details both the lighter and darker humor of the modern medical education process.
This week features the hottest hip hop hospitalist in the nation, ZDoggMD. When not making videos, ZDogg is a hospital physician working at a Bay Area academic hospital. Along with some of his fellow physicians he moonlights in medical satire writing and producing his own videos and songs, claiming to be slightly funnier than placebo. This episode is about the man behind the name as we delve deeper into the mind of ZDoggMD.
This episode features Dr. David Casarett, a palliative care physician at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life. Dr. Casarett discusses caring for patients facing their final days of life -- and the choices he has seen them make for their "last acts."