ClerkCast Episode 2: Chest Pain

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Episode 2 – Chest Pain

In Episode 2 we break down a simple differential for deadly chest pain using the PETMAC mnemonic, covering common risk factors and concerning stories for each pathology. We also discuss the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and tips for chest pain investigations.

The attending physician helping us out this week is Dr. Shawn Mondoux, an emergency physician in Hamilton, Ontario, and an associate professor at McMaster University. Dr. Mondoux’s academic interests include the application of quality improvement methodology in the ED and the role of QI methods in post graduate medical education.


Cheat Sheet

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What is ClerkCast?

ClerkCast is a new medical education podcast written by medical students for medical students, designed to help new learners excel in the ED. Each episode covers an approach to a common ED presentation, and walks you through a case the same way you would on shift. We’ve got 10 high-yield topics coming your way on everything from chest pain to trauma, so stay tuned for some great content!

We also have some pretty sweet bonus features in the works. Each episode will be paired with a question bank, show notes, and a cheat sheet jam-packed with helpful content you can pull up on shift



Like what you listened to? Be sure to follow us on twitter @clerk_cast to stay up to date with the latest episodes and show content. If you have any ideas to make the show better, leave us a comment below or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you! [bg_faq_end]

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Lauren Beals

Lauren is a medical student at McMaster University and ClerkCast Co-founder. Her interests include FOAMed for medical learners, LGBTQ+ health, and care for survivors of violence.

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Ben Forestell

Ben Forestell is a medical student and soon to be Emergency Medicine resident at McMaster University. His interests include FOAMed for medical learners (ClerkCast!), quality improvement, and simulation.

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