Ep 32: Students at UNM discuss their pre-professional medical networking group

A group of students at the University of New Mexico has formed a special interest group that encourages networking among pre-professional health care students. The thinking is that forming networks and relationships now will help them to better treat their future patients.

The Integrative Medical Education Exchange has a board of directors consisting of a medical student, a pre-chiropractic student, two pharmacy students and a recently graduated chiropractor. The membership spans all types of health care professions. Dr. Brett Kinsler spoke with several of them on this episode of On The Other Hand.

UNM Integrative Medical Education Exchange Facebook Page

Rebecca VanVleck, Co-Vice President Pharmacy student rvanvleck@salud.unm.edu

Catherine D. Pino, Co-Vice President Pre-Chiropractic student cdpino105@gmail.com

Monique Dodd, Secretary Pharmacy student mrdodd@salud.unm.edu

Michael Pridham, DC, Treasurer Chiropractor, recent graduate from Logan michael@drpridham.com www.drpridham.com www.facebook.com/EquilibriumChiropracticAlbuquerque

David Lang, MTPT, LM Faculty adviser dlang@unmmg.org

Center for Life http://unmmg.org/cfl/

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Ep 31: Building Chiropractic/Orthopedic Relationships with Dr. James Eubanks

James Eubanks DC, MS, CSCS practices in Charlotte, NC and is playing the role of non-surgical spine specialist in connection to ongoing training at OrthoCarolina, one of the five largest orthopedic groups in the US. As a patient-centered, evidence based spine care specialist, Dr. Eubanks is learning the dynamics of triage and acts as spine gatekeeper, a role that is not filled by any other professional in the group.  Dr. Eubanks provides us with a sort of Chiropractic/Orthopedic Relations 101 and informs other chiropractors what we can do to gain respect in an orthopedist's eyes and possibly forge a similar path.

  1. Jim Eubanks' bio on Clinic website
  2. Craig Brigham's bio (with a very good video with him) on OrthoCarolina Spine Center website
  3. Work Loss Data Institute (Official Disability Guidelines)
  4. Cochrane Collaboration website
  5. SPORT (Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial) led by James N. Weinstein DO, MS
  6. 45-year prospective study follow-up on natural history of spondylolisthesis
  7. Finnish Twin Spine Study and disc degeneration
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