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Speculum: Episode 5

Speculum: Episode 5

Speculum: Episode 4

Speculum: Episode 4

Having a Positive Experience in Clerkship (Part 3)

In the final installment of this mini-series on clerkship, current clerk Ashan tells us her stories. Ashan, Class of 2019: “Clerkship is one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling years of education you will ever experience. The learning curve may feel steep at first, but you will pick up skills and basic principles of medicine in the hospital so quickly you won’t even realize it. Preceptor ...[Read More]

Having a Positive Experience in Clerkship (Part 2)

In part two of this mini-series on clerkship, we will hear from current clerk, Golshan. Golshan, Class of 2019: “Clerkship has been one of the most unique, challenging, and rewarding experiences! We have spent long hours studying for exams in undergrad making sure we get stellar grades, then summers preparing for the MCAT. In the first two years, attending lectures and preparing for OSCEs to set t ...[Read More]

Having a Positive Experience in Clerkship (Part 1)

Clerkship. For the 1st and 2nd year medical students reading this, chances are that word produces a range of emotions. Excitement. Confusion. Nervousness. Perhaps a bit of fear. For those of you that don’t know, clerkship is the third year of a medical undergraduate degree in Canada. After spending the first two years of medical school learning the basics of medicine and diseases in a primarily le ...[Read More]

Speculum: Episode 3

Speculum: Episode 3

Speculum: Episode 2

Speculum: Episode 2

Speculum: Episode 1

Speculum: Episode 1

Welcome to the “Speculum” Series!

Hello, and welcome to “Speculum”, a podcast/blog where we open up and inspect the most sensitive topics in medicine! Have you ever wondered what it is that makes patients trust their family physicians enough to disclose a traumatic incident of domestic violence? Or how nurse practitioners sensitively approach conversations about sexual history with patients? Well, so did I. My name is ...[Read More]