As we continue to find ourselves connecting virtually more and more, the ACOP is excited to announce the official rollout of their new ACOP PedsCast! This podcast series created for members of the ACOP by members of the ACOP will cover a broad spectrum of topics that are pertinent to you, our members. With episodes geared towards all members, from medical students looking at how to look for audition rotations and future residency programs, to practicing physicians looking for quick ways to review for recertification or keep up with the latest in Osteopathic Pediatric Medicine, we hope PedsCast will become a new staple in your podcast rotation. Hosted and edited by Jason Jackson, DO, FACOP, the chairperson of the Communications and Advocacy Committee, each episode will bring in invited special guests from the community for live, in-depth and honest discussions. If you are interested in being a guest on PedsCast or have an topic you would like to see us cover, contact us at [email protected]!!
Episode 018 – OMED Recap and Interviewing Pearls from the Experts
Fresh off of an exciting and inspiring trip to Boston, Mass for the annual Fall OMED Conference and ACOP Fall CME, Jason and Scott sit down in the booth to discuss highlights from their weekends. They are joined this month by special guest Dr. Tyree Winters, DO. Dr. Winters currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the ACOP and is the Pediatric Residency program director at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. You may also know him from his healthy lifestyle alter ego “Hip Hop with a Doc” on YouTube.
After sharing their favorite ACOP conference stories, Scott, Jason, and Tyree move into a discussion that is always at the tip of many trainees’ tongues, especially in the era of virtual interviews, that of how to make the most of your brief time when interviewing for the next step of medical training. Having a panel that consists of people who interview for all levels of medical training from medical school up to sub-specialty fellowship, the three are able to discuss important do’s and do not’s of virtual interviewing.
This episode is a must-listen for trainees on all points along their medical education journey from the pre-med student looking at osteopathic medical schools to the senior resident considering fellowship training!
If this episode sparks additional questions… or if you have any unrelated questions or comments… contact the hosts at [email protected]. You can also follow the ACOP on Instagram at @ACOPediatricians or Twitter at @ACOPeds. You can also find Dr. Winters on social media at @tmswdo.
Take the ACOPedscast with you on the go!!
The ACOP is excited to share with you that you can now find the latest episodes of The ACOPedscast podcast series on your favorite podcast streaming platforms. Simply search for “The ACOPedscast” on Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, Spotify, or iHeartRadio and click subscribe to begin downloading and streaming the most recent or your favorite episodes! Now you can take Jason, Scott, and their guests to the studio with you wherever you need to go and not miss a moment. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Episode 017 – See you in Boston!
As promised, the delay in getting September’s episode out to you was not going to slow us down. For this month, Scott and Jason welcome ACOP CME Committee member and Past Program Chair David King, DO, to the Pedscast to talk about what we are looking forward to as the ACOP travels to Boston, Mass, for their fall CME conference. After a brief hiatus during COVID, the ACOP returns to being a part of the larger AOA-OMED Conference which is running from October 27-30, 2022. Not only will there be exceptional pediatric lectures from your ACOP colleagues and invited guests, but also as part of OMED you have the chance to catch lectures from up to 20 different sub-specialties, as well as enjoy the Exhibit Hall, hear from the OMED Key Note Speakers, and for the practicing physicians, reconnect with friends from your Osteopathic Medical Schools during the Saturday Alumni events throughout the city. On top of that, you celebrate with the ACOP as we receive a distinguished honor from the AOA… more on that later! If you can’t make it to Boston, registration does allow you access to the selected livestreaming events during the conference AND access to on-demand talks once the conference has completed. Did we mention that it is FREE registration for all trainees?!?!
So if you’re already registered and want to hear an overview of what to expect, or if you’re still considering and need more encouragement to join us this is a great episode for you. Hang on for the end of the episode for how to get involved in the ACOP as well as a surprise announcement from Jason about the future of the ACOPedscast podcast series!!
For more information on how to get involved contact us at: [email protected]
Episode 016 – September PedsCast Potpourri
As they say “It’s better late than never” September’s episode of the ACOPedscast is coming to you a little late. With no special guest joining them, Jason and Scott are left without supervision to run the gamut of topics for this month’s episode. They cover everything from Fall sports, back-to-school safety, the new AAP Statement on Helmet Use among others. The topic of interview do’s and don’ts also comes up, leading Scott and Jason to decide to do a listener Q&A about interviews for the November episode. Make sure to get your questions in to [email protected] by the end of October to have them answered by our distinguished panel. Don’t worry October’s episode will still be available shortly as we highlight the upcoming ACOP Fall CME Conference in conjunction with OMED in Boston, MA.
Episode 015 – Special Episode – ACOP eJournal Volume 14 Number 1
This special episode of the ACOPedscast podcast series is the first of what will hopefully become a regularly occurring special episode where we take a look at the most recent issue of the ACOP’s own scholarly journal the quarterly ACOP eJournal. Jason and Scott discuss the most recent issue, Volume 14 Number 1 and are joined by the authors of one of the case reports. Drs. Kailey Remien, DO, and Marisa Mancuso, DO, both pediatric residents at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, join the podcast to discuss their interesting case report “18-year-old male with emesis found to have intractable singultus”. They discuss the case as well as their decision-making on how to write up the report and the submission process to the eJournal. This is a great episode to listen to to learn about this interesting case as well as to get inspired to submit your own scholarly work!
You can find the most recent issue of the eJournal at this link: https://acopejournal.wpengine.com/?e-landing-page=acop-ejournal-spring-summer-2022
Episode 014 – Meet Our Student Trustees!
For August’s Pedscast episode, Jason and Scott thought what better way to celebrate the return of medical students to the classrooms and our first- year students receiving their White Coats than to have a casual sit down session with our current third and fourth year Student Trustees Jasmine Yu, OMS-3 and Clarisse Fres, OMS-4. These two bright student doctors discuss the paths they took towards getting involved in the ACOP, and how that led them to the nationwide leadership positions they now hold. They also talk about what it has meant to them to be recognized as leader in the Osteopathic Pediatric community and what doors this experience has opened for them. Finally, they describe what the ACOP has to offer the student members of our college, from mentorship and guidance in publishing your work to independent, student-designed tracks at our Spring conferences.
The ACOP values the contribution and input that we receive from the members of our student chapters! If you are looking for ways to get involved, or even to learn more about how to apply to become one of our next Student Trustees, contact Jasmine and Clarisse at [email protected].
As always if you are interested in guesting on our Pedscast podcast or have a question/request that you would like for Jason and Scott to discuss, you can reach them at [email protected]!!
Episode 013 – Stan Grogg Talks Vaccines and World Travel
Podcast regular Dr. Stan Grogg joins Jason and Scott for July’s episode to try to help us make sense of the much anticipated though rather confusing COVID vaccine sequence options for the 6 months to 5 year population. This primer is a must-listen for anyone providing this resource to their youngest patients.
We then switch gears and in honor of summer discuss all things travel from someone who has travelled, and helped people literally to every end of the globe. Stan talks travel preparedness, precautions, and of course some of his favorite places to go. For listeners looking for ways to get involved in Global Medicine, take a look at his foundation Power of a Nickel at www.powerofanickel.com.
Episode 012 – Welcome Dr. Cyrus!
The ACOPedscast podcast series returns again, and this time with a NEW co-host! Dr. Jackson welcomes Dr. Scott Cyrus, DO, FACOP to the studio as the newest addition to the series. Jason and Scott kick off the episode discussing the excellent talks at the recent ACOP Spring Conference in Destin, FL as well as how these CME events are much more than a few days of learning from experts; they are also an wonderful opportunity to come together and build relationships.
After a shout out to the superb students of the ACOP; the hosts move on to tackle two major topics on the minds of pediatricians and families at this time, the nationwide formula shortage and the rampant rise of gun violence. Looking at these important issues from multiple angles and discussing how we can help support our communities and each other, Scott and Jason shed some light on how the ACOP is approaching this and other issues in the pediatric population.
Episode 011 -Meet ACOP Gold Sponsor: Kabrita US
In this newest episode of the ACOP Pedscast series, host Jason Jackson sits down with Erica Fine of Kabrita US, one of this spring’s Gold Sponsors for our virtual CME. Hopefully you were able to stop by her virtual booth to get information about Kabrita’s products, but if not, this conversation covers everything from the history of Kabrita US to the fundamentals of milk proteins including why brought Kabrita to the realm of goat’s milk formula products. This very educational and interesting episode is a must listen. If you would like more information regarding Kabrita US’s goat milk formulas or general nutritional information contact Erica at [email protected] or at their website www.kabritausa.com!
DISCLAIMER: The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians as an organization does not explicitly endorse any single product or service. This podcast is a service provided in gratitude to Kabrita US as an exclusive benefit to our Gold Sponsors of our CME events. We want to thank Kabrita US for its continued support of our educational endeavors.
Episode 010 – Conversation with Dr. Gretta Gross, DO, Med of the NBOME
Welcome back listeners! After a brief break, host Jason Jackson returns with Season 2 of the ACOP Pedscast podcast series. In this episode, geared towards our student listeners Jason sits down with Dr. Gretta Gross, DO, Med. Dr. Gross is the Vice President for Clinical Skills teaching at the NBOME, and had a major part in the conversations and decision making around the now indeterminate suspension of the COMLEX Level 2-PE exam. Hear the extensive thought process and timeline as Dr. Gross breaks down how these difficult decisions came to fruition during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis.
UPDATE: Since the recording of this interview, the Special Commission Dr. Gross speaks of has released new statements regarding the pathway to licensure for the Class of 2020, 2021, and 2022 regarding the COMLEX Level 2-PE. This information can be found at: https://www.nbome.org/covid-
Episode 009 – Members in the Spotlight with Dr. Tyree Winters, DO
In this special episode we take a moment to celebrate one of our members currently in the spotlight. Dr. Tyree Winters, DO, a member of the ACOP Board of Trustees was recently featured in The DO magazine discussing how he works to improve the diversity within the Osteopathic Medicine community as well as how recent events have brought the need for increased diversity to the forefront. He also discusses his work through Tour4Diversity to bring the osteopathic medical field to underrepresented minorities in medicine. This is a great supplement to the recent episodes regarding racial inequality in healthcare and our special episode following the Jan. 6th attack on our Nation’s Capitol.
To get more information regarding Tour4Diverstiy: http://tour4diversity.org/
To follow Dr. Winters on social media:
- Twitter: @tmswDO
- Instagram: @t4d_drwinters
Episode 008 – Spring CME Update with Dr. Jamee Goldstein
As we all continue to adjust to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ACOP continues to adapt to ensure that we continue to provide our members with state-of-the-art educational opportunities while maintaining the highest standards of safety. In this episode of Pedscast, host Jason Jackson sits down with CME Committee chairperson Dr. Jamee Goldstein, DO to discuss the changes made to the now all-virtual ACOP/AAP SOOPe Joint conference to be held this Spring. She gives us a breakdown of the decision making that led to transitioning to an all virtual format as well as a preview of what we can expect from our top notch presenters. Registration is now open and can be found at: https://acopeds.org/upcoming-conferences/.
Episode 007 – COVID-19 Update with Dr. Stan Grogg
In this episode our host Jason Jackson sits down with the AOA to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to discuss the latest regarding the COIVD-19 vaccine roll out and expectations for the future regarding schools reopening and returning to travel. We also take some time to talk about Dr. Grogg’s nonprofit medical mission organization, The Power of a Nickel, and how he envisions this organization aiding in future efforts to get vaccinations to all ends of the globe. This episode is a great companion to his upcoming PULSE article helping us to make sense of the different vaccines and guidance on how to counsel families with questions.
UPDATE: Since the recording of this podcast, the CDC has released its updated guidelines for safely reopening and maintaining schools. These can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html
Click here for recent ACIP Meeting Reports from Dr. Grogg.
For more information about The Power of a Nickel visit: https://powerofanickel.org/
For more information regarding COVID-19 new and vaccination updates:
- ACIP website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/index.html(Accessed 1/31/2021)
- Efficacies of Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines: https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/19/a-side-by-side-comparison-of-the-pfizer-biontech-and-moderna-vaccines.(Accessed 1/31/2021)
- AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine information at January 27, 2021 meeting: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-01/02-COVID-Villafana.pdf> (Accessed 1/31/2021)
- Safety information presented at January 27, 2021 ACIP meeting. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-01/06-COVID-Shimabukuro.pdf. (Accessed 1/31/2021)
- Epidemiology of COVID-19 infection in children presented at the January 27, 2021 ACIP meeting: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-01/03-COVID-Campbell.pdf. (Accessed 1/31/2021)
- Pediatric vaccination information presented at January 27, 2012 ACIP meeting. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2021-01/04-COVID-Erbelding.pdf.(Accessed 1/31/2021)
- COVID-19 Variants:https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/bidens-new-cdc-director-says-shes-optimistic-covid-vaccines-will-work-against-new-variants.html.
Episode 006 – Caring for yourself and your patients during times of crisis
In this special podcast round table episode; host Jason Jackson, DO, sits down with ACOP President, Dr. Jacqueline Kaari, DO, and Board of Trustee members Dr. Tyree Winters, DO, Dr. Erin Thornley, DO, Dr. Samantha DeMarsh, DO, and Student Doctor Kali Sanford, OMS-IV, to discuss the recent events at the Nation’s Capital as well many of events that shaped our 2020 and early 2021. The panel discusses not only how they are processing these events through a personal lens but also how they are trying to help parents and patients to understand the events of the past year. A very thought provoking, open, and at time personal conversation, this episode is a must-listen to anyone who is still trying to explain the series of events over of the past several months either to themselves or their community.
Additional resources for talking with children about trauma can be found at:
Episode 005 – Diversity Round Table Series – Racial Inequality in Health Care (Part One)
In this first episode of our Diversity Round Table series, discussion facilitator Dr. Tyree Winters, DO, FACOP, takes over the mic as he welcomes his colleagues and friends, Dr. Jose Bustillo, DO, and Dr. Alexis Phillips-Walker, DO, in a round table discussion about racial inequalities in health care. This portion of the conversation tackles the important topics of the prevalence of Underrepresented Minorites in Medicine (UIM) in leadership roles as well as the importance of mentorship for members of this community.
Episode 004 – SPECIAL EPISODE – Call to Action: ACOP Mentorship Collaborative
This is a very special episode for those of you who are looking for ways to get more involved in the ACOP. Host and editor Jason Jackson sits down once again with Resident Member to the Board of Trustees Dr. Samantha DeMarsh, DO, PGY-2 to discuss the quickly growing ACOP Mentorship Collaborative! Members at all stages of their training or practice are eligible to sign up to be a part of this initiative as both a mentee and a mentor. Listen to Dr. DeMarsh describe the uniqueness of this project and how it makes the ACOP an extremely unique organization to belong to! After listening to the episode be sure to click the link below to find out more and to sign up!
Original music composed and performed by James Cyrus of Tulsa, OK, and son of ACOP member and past President Scott Cyrus, DO.
ACOP Mentorship Collaborative:
Episode 003 – Residency Round Table with Oklahoma State University
This is the first of many episodes for our medical student members as we discuss navigating interviews and ranking for residency programs in the time of COVID-19. In this episode, host Jason Jackson hands the mic over to Student Trustee Kali Sanford, OMS-IV, and Resident Trustee Dr. Samantha DeMarsh DO, PGY-2. They sit down with Dr. Laura Bode, DO, program director of the OMECO Teaching Health Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Shawna Seagraves Duncan, DO, program director of the Oklahoma State University Medical Center, and Dr. Baylee Arreola, DO, a member of the intern class at Oklahoma State University. Listen to them discuss tips and tricks of navigating interviews and the Match. If you’d like more information you can find the emails of all participants below as well as some excellent online resources!!
Dr. Baylee Arreola, DO, PGY-1: [email protected]
Dr. Samantha DeMarsh, DO, PGY-2: [email protected]
Dr. Shawna Segraves Duncan, DO: [email protected]
Dr. Laura Bode, DO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jason Jackson, DO: [email protected]
Kali Sanford, OMS-IV: [email protected]
Episode 002 – ACOP 2020 Virtual Conference Preview w/ Dr. Jamee Goldstein
Host Jason Jackson is joined in this episode by Co-Chair of the CME Committee and Board member, Jamee Goldstein, DO, FACOP to talk about the upcoming 100% virtual ACOP Fall Virtual Conference. They discuss the decisions leading up to the creation of this first-ever endeavor for the ACOP, how the weekends will go for members, what you can expect, and how to register. Listen in to learn what excellent educational opportunities will be heading your way soon!
Episode 001 – Welcome to ACOPedscast
Join host Jason Jackson, DO, FACOP as well as special guests Dr. Erin Thornley, DO, FACOP, the Fellow-in-Training Representative to the ACOP Board of Trustees, and Dr. Samantha DeMarsh, DO, the current Resident Representative to the ACOP Board of Trustees, as they introduce you to the new ACOP PedsCast podcast series. This episode will give you an idea of what to expect as well as how to contact us with ideas!
Contact us at: [email protected]