Episode 149: Transitioning: From Intern to CA-1 year and Beyond

In this 149th episode I discuss common challenges to the transition from intern year to CA1 year including some of why it’s difficult, the mistakes commonly made, the causes of those mistakes and some suggested solutions. Although I focus on the intern to CA1 transition, much of this applies to any major transition in life.

Episode 148: Marijuana Use In Healthcare Providers with Mike Fitzsimons

In this 148th episode I welcome Dr. Fitzsimons back to the show to discuss the use of marijuana in healthcare providers. We discuss what we know about prevalence, what the potential consequences are, what the status of testing is, and what we may see happen in the future.

NEJM article on adverse effects of marijuana: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24897085

Episode 147: Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks Part 2: Front of Leg

In this 147th episode I welcome back Drs. Segna and Rayaz to finish up our discussion of lower extremity nerve blocks. This time we cover the front of leg blocks (femoral, adductor canal, fascia iliaca and obturator).