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 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!
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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