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USMLE Qs: Answer ‘Em like You Wrote ‘Em plus Med Schools & Med Studs as Moral Agents (Advice from ZDoggMD and Edmund Pellegrino)

September 7, 2019

In today's episode, the main feature is a detailed breakdown of how to "think like a question writer" based on Patrick's blog post for Student Doctor Network, Board Preparation: Training for a Marathon, not a Sprint. In addition, we excerpt a section from ZDoggMD's Incident Report, "How to Suck Less as a Medical Student" and Patrick presents a section from Dr. Edmund Pellegrino's article "Med Schools as Moral Agents". 

01:50 - ZDoggMD's "How to Suck Less as a Medical Student" 

05:55 - "Med Schools as Moral Agents" observations on the state of medical education and obligations of schools to their students. For an introduction to Dr. Pellegrino and his thought, see Patrick's review of "The Philosophy of Medicine Reborn"

16:20 - Answer 'Em like You Wrote 'EM: Approaching board questions from the perspective of a question writer. Detailed commentary based on Patrick's aforementioned SDN article. 

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Thanks to ZDogg MD and Doc Vader for their kind permission to use this excerpt. To learn more about Health 3.0, listen to the Incident Report podcast anywhere you find podcasts, and go to ZDogg's website to watch the short video "What's Health 3.0"

"Med Schools as Moral Agents" (Pellegrino ED. Medical Schools as moral agents. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1977;88:54–67.). 

Board Preparation: Training for a Marathon, Not a Sprint. Student Doctor Network, Jan 10, 2017 available at this link. 

Music: Better Days, "Tired Bones, Weak Minds" from the album What You Did to Me. Listen to Better Days on Spotify.

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