Hope with Honesty

22 Jan, 2010

The free podcast of this episode is available on our iTunes page!

In this episode, the Radio Rounds team is joined by Dr. Paula M. Termuhlen (left), the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM).

Dr. Termuhlen speaks about the difficulties and rewards of treating cancer patients, noting that a physician must convey to the patient and their family a balance of “hope with honesty” — hence the title of the episode. She also shares her personal reasons for being so invested in the field of surgical oncology. In addition, Dr. Termuhlen discusses topics such as resident work hours, academic dishonesty, and the process of selecting fourth year medical students to enter a surgical residency — a process she undertakes each year as Residency Director.

An additional highlight of this episode is a brief conversation about co-host Lakshman Swamy’s recent skydiving appearance!

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