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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 4: A Practical Application of Radiation Therapy and What should a Med Student Know?

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 4: A Practical Application of Radiation Therapy and What should a Med Student Know?

December 31, 2019

This is the fourth episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. This one is focused on a practical application of radiation therapy in gynecologic oncology.  

00:40 - 18 year old female with a pelvic mass. 

12:25 - What should a medical student know about radiation and its side effects? 

14:35 - Dr. Thompson's advice on prepping for the USMLE 

15:30 - The most important question to ask about radiation.  

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Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Music: Radiate by Enter Shikari (used with permission). 

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy, Radiation and Teratogenicity

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy, Radiation and Teratogenicity

December 23, 2019

This is the third episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. Continuing our discussion with Dr. Greg Thompson, a private practice radiation oncologist, we go over patient related misconceptions about radiation and teratogenic effects of radiation.

01:10 - Patients' Misconceptions about radiation

04:05 - A 20 year old female presents for genetic counseling (tumor suppressor genes) 

09:50 - How radiation oncologists approach the treatment of cancers. 

13:10 - A 25 year old female with acute radiation illness finds out she's pregnant 

 

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  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. 
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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.  

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Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

Music: Radiate by Enter Shikari (used with permission). 

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 2: Radiation Effects, Misconceptions and the Acute Radiation Syndrome

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 2: Radiation Effects, Misconceptions and the Acute Radiation Syndrome

December 16, 2019

This is the second episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. Continuing our discussion with Dr. Greg Thompson, a private practice radiation oncologist, we go over the consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation, radiation misconceptions, and acute radiation illness. 

01:10 - What do people misunderstand about radiation therapy? 

02:45 - If I receive radiation, am I then radioactive? Should I be around others? 

05:00 - The range of health effects that occur when exposed to radiation: an excerpt from the CDC's Radiation Basics (Made Simple) 

07:20 - What cancers in particular are sensitive to radiation? Are there features of malignancy that indicate they might be more or less sensitive to radiation therapy? 

12:42 - Biology and Physics of Radiation

13:40 - A firefighter presents with a burn to his hand after responding to a radiation emergency. 

17:00 - Acute Radiation Illness, side effects of radiation therapy, and what causes them.

22:20 - The components of acute radiation syndrome. 

24:45 - A 54 year-old male engineer complains of vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain after an exposure to radiation. 

26:30 - The prodromal phase of acute radiation illness and the determining effects of radiation exposure

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  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 
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  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

Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 1: What Happened at Chernobyl, Radiation Concepts, and Rad Onc

The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 1: What Happened at Chernobyl, Radiation Concepts, and Rad Onc

December 10, 2019

Inspired by the HBO series Chernobyl, we’re running a series on the biological effects of radiation and its therapeutic uses within radiation oncology. We interview Dr. Greg Thompson, a radiation oncologist (and one of ITB’s earliest supporters) while providing some education on radiation biophysics, answering questions about radiation that you might have after watching the Chernobyl series, and also covering diseases related to ionizing radiation. 

In this first episode, we discuss rad onc as a specialty, explain the nature of ionizing radiation (alpha, beta, gamma anyone?), and breakdown a USMLE practice question that answers the question from the Chernobyl series: why do they talk about giving potassium iodine to those affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. 

02:49 - What is Rad Onc and what do Radiation Oncologists do?

05:35 - How to get into Radiation Oncology

09:49 - ITB's Crowdfunding Campaign (Companion Video here is way funnier)

10:29 - Chernobyl: What Happened?

13:09 - Biology and Physics of Radiation

18:52 - Effects of Radiation (explained by the CDC)

19:10 - Ionizing Radiation

19:52 - Effects of Radiation continued

21:37 - What does the radiation do to them? (From the HBO Series)

22:40 - USMLE Style Question

24:00 - Potassium Iodide - Why give it to people with Radiation exposure?

24:50 - Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Radiation

 

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  1. All of our podcasts in one place organized into playlists for easy studying (also with less ads and exclusive content) 
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  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

Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

InsideTheBoards is not affiliated with the NBME, USMLE, COMLEX, NBOME or any professional licensing body. InsideTheBoards and its partners fully adhere to the policies on irregular conduct outlined by the aforementioned credentialing bodies.

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