Medical Student Reflections on Healthcare and Medicine with Jamie Katuna: Ep 19

Get ready for yet another Mastering Nursing episode! It’s so important when talking about healthcare and medicine to hear from as many perspectives as possible. This week, we’ll be hearing from a student currently studying medicine. Nurse Keith was joined by Jamie Katuna, who is a second year DO/MPH student (and former college basketball player).

Jamie is a medical student, athlete, spoken word artist, and big-picture thinker who wants to change and improve the healthcare experience for physicians, patients, and medical students. Listen in to hear her thoughts on medicine in the 21st century!

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • How there are younger doctors entering the profession and changing the conversation about healthcare, medicine, and medical training.
  • The differences between being a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) and a medical doctor (MD).
  • The reality of being a medical student and avowed change agent in the 21st century.
  • That physicians have extremely high levels of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide.
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

Jamie Katuna – At a Glance

Jamie Katuna started sharing ideas through spoken word and video, then transitioned to writing about experiences within medical training. She discusses the dynamics for women in medicine, the concept of imposter syndrome, leadership, and much more through a lens that is raw and transparent. She has also started research on intermittent fasting and Type II Diabetes, and shares ideas about the system of research and the myths regarding nutrition. She has spoken on stage at the American Medical Student Association as well as the Functional Medicine Forum, and has been featured on numerous podcasts, including KevinMD, Doximity, and Medscape.

Get to know Jamie a bit better… in her own words!

“I am a big-picture thinker who wants to improve the healthcare experience for physicians, patients, and students.

I believe we must embrace creativity in the medical world. It is currently dominated by structure, fear, and secrecy; and that culture stifles progressive change. I hope to witness a revolution of medical student and physician leaders who fearlessly transform healthcare’s culture.”

Nursing Organization of the Week: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Nursing isn’t just about providing care, it’s also about the community. Nurses who work together help drive the field forward and provide support, encouragement, and so much more for nurses all over the world. With that in mind, we here at the Mastering Nursing podcast want to highlight and recognize those that are doing a particularly great job of it.

We seek nominations from our listeners and other passionate nurses, and then decide on award winners each episode. If you have any nursing organization you think should be highlighted, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail (or social media message) and let us know!

This week, we’re so happy to award the Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc..

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated is a professional organization for registered professional nurses and student nurses (male and female) representing many cultures and diverse ethnic backgrounds. More than 8000 Registered Nurses and Student Nurses hold membership in Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated.

There are over 101 graduate chapters and 41 undergraduate chapters located in 33 states, District of Columbia and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Membership is by invitation and is both active and honorary.

Their stated values are:

  • Diversity in membership and in their programs.
  • Supporting Excellence in members’ work for the organization.
  • Integrity, accountability, and honest in all levels of leadership.
  • Effective communication and professional behaviors.
  • And Recognitions for high quality and excellent work.

Congratulations to them on their award! If you’d like to learn more you can connect with them online on Facebook.

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  • September 26, 2018
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