The Curbsiders, an internal medicine podcast, will host a live show during this year’s CHEST Annual Meeting. The Curbsiders is a national network of students, residents, and clinician educators from across the country representing 15 different institutions.
Founding members Matthew Watto, MD, FACP; Stuart Brigham, MD; and Paul Williams, MD, FACP, will host the show on Sunday at 3:30 pm that will interview an expert on various topics relevant to the practicing internist.
The podcast is like a curbside consultation, hence, the name The Curbsiders. The hosts ask experts to deconstruct various topics in medicine, providing clinical pearls, practice-changing knowledge, and bad puns.
“We cover topics relevant to a practicing internist,” Dr. Watto said. “We find answers to questions that plague the general practitioner. There are a lot of gray areas and guidelines that disagree with each other. You don’t know what to do, so you call a consultant. We have these conversations on air and find an expert who can answer them.”
This podcast idea started after the founding members would discuss these clinical conundrums at work and wanted answers. They released the first podcast in February 2016 and started coming to annual meetings in 2017.
The team produces five to seven episodes a month—some available for CME and MOC credit.
About once a quarter, Leah Witt, MD, and Shreya Trivedi, MD, host a women in medicine series with nationally known guests that addresses challenges women are facing in medicine.
About the hosts
Matthew Wato, MD
Dr. Matthew Watto is an internist, clinician educator, and podcaster. His professional interests include use of social media for medical education, geriatrics, palliative care, entrepreneurship, and physician wellness. He can be reached on Twitter @doctorwatto.
Stuart Brigham, MD
An internist who has devoted himself to medical education and raising way too many children. Stuart’s eclectic knowledge ranges from off the beaten path medical facts to coding, accounting, woodworking, music composition, finance, diving, videogames, and sci-fi. Let’s put it this way, we’ve thought about changing a “jack-of-all-trades” to a “stuart-of-all-trades.” He can be reached on Twitter @BrighamSK.
Paul Williams, MD
Paul Williams is an internist, clinician-educator, and podcaster. His professional interests include medical education and bedside medicine. He can be reached on Twitter at @paulnwilliamz. Paul is the one without the bowtie and also the one with cats. When he’s not pursuing his interests in medical education and transitions of care, Paul engages in the most insufferable kind of musical, cinematic, and literary snobbery.