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The Short Coat
Dave Etler and the Students of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
What You Should Tell Your FAmily About Med School
45 minutes Posted Jan 21, 2021 at 2:00 am.
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How they can help, support, and understand what you’re doing here.



“I’m afraid medical science has yet to find a cure for ‘Brown Owies,’ madam.”



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Families are a blessing (usually). A source of support, love, and acceptance, they can prop you up in those moments when you need it. Sure, sometimes they goof–well meaning comments, misplaced efforts to help, and untimely visits do happen–but they just want what’s best.



On this episode MD/PhD student Aline Sandouk and M1s AJ Chowdhury, Alex Belzer and Nicole Hines talk about the things they’d have wanted their families to know about before med school began.



Speaking of misguided attempts to be helpful, Dave leads the team in an exercise to develop their communication skills, to see if the crew get their medical points across to their patients even when forced to speak as cavemen.



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