Facing the Skeptics
24 Feb, 2010
This episode, which aired on February 21, 2010, is now available on iTunes!
This episode features Dr. Steven Novella, Director of Neurology at Yale University and host of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe — a wildly popular podcast that explores the myths that pervade science and medicine. Dr. Novella discusses the anti-vaccination movement and what it means for the current practice of medicine, and he also shares his thoughts on complementary/alternative medicine.
This episode’s ‘Residency Insights’ segment showcases a pair of physicians sharing stories from their careers, with each highlighting personal interactions that they have had with patients and that they carry with them as a reminder of the incredible human side of medicine. Dr. Tim Pritts (Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati) and Dr. Steven Reichert (Director of Cornell University’s Internal Medicine Residency Program at New York Hospital Queens) appear on the program.