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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.

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

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