Episode #30 – Confessions of a Catholic Medical Student: Year One

By August 10, 2018May 9th, 2023No Comments

Brendan Rhatican, who recently completed his first year of medical school at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, gives an insider view of the triumphs and trials of a first-year medical student. 

Also in this episode: News (00:55) – How writing before bed, even just a to-do list, can help you fall asleep ( and how rubbing alcohol can help you deal with nausea (

Preventive Medicine Tip (8:40) – Pre-Eclampsia Screening and Prevention (

Medical Trivia (Answer at 42:25) – What is the Bacchus maneuver, and how can it prevent early death?

Linacre for Laypeople (41:20) – Dr. Wes Ely discusses his work in the intensive care unit and how his faith gives him special tools to help patients in danger of death with the offer of baptism (“On Being a Catholic Physician: Baptism in the ICU,” Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 84, May 2017)

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