ClerkCast Episode 3: Abdominal Pain

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Welcome back to ClerkCast!

Episode 3 – Abdominal Pain

ClerkCast Episode 3 is all about abdominal pain.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

1. Thinking outside the GI tract for patients with abdominal pain
2. The importance of a good physical exam
3. What type of imaging is best for your patient? Hint: it depends!
4. How to consult your inpatient colleagues (P-I-Q-U-E-D).

The physician helping us out this week is Dr. Rakesh Gupta, an R5 in Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. On top of his clinical training Dr. Gupta has completed a Masters in Quality Improvement from the University of Toronto and is currently studying for his Royal College exam later this year.

For more information on consults from the ED check out the ALiEM resource here


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What is 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 We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lauren Beals

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 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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