UW Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


The U Dub Scrub is a podcast run-by an awesome team of medical students at the University of Washington and sponsored by the University of Washington Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).


  • #1 – Create a podcast of the students, by the students and above all for the students!
  • Produce episodes featuring leaders from a variety of medical specialties, research and medical education to provide students with vital information and pearls to be successful in their journey towards a career medicine.
  • Construct a space in which essential themes and topics existent in the world of  medical training are discussed.
  • Utilize an audio-based platform to share unique and diverse experiences and insights from UWSOM students, staff and admins.
  • Promote connection and cohesion among all UWSOM students across WWAMI by facilitating greater access to information.


Episode 6: Out of Hospital Emergency Medicine with Dr. Fiona Gallahue

Our guest Dr. Fiona Gallahue, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Program Director of the UW Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  We sit down with Dr. Gallahue and discuss the basics of out of hospital emergency care.  Dr. Gallahue gives us some tips on how to handle the dreaded in-flight medical emergency, what to do if you are ever involved in a cardiac arrest outside the hospital and some of the basic principles behind out of hospital triage.  Enjoy!

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Episode 5: Interview with the legendary Dr. Hugh Foy

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Foy and talk about growing up on the Nebraska/Wyoming border, his brief stint in the Air Force and his journey to become a trauma, burn and critical care surgeon at Harborview.  We also touched on some very interesting Harborview history, the challenges of being the Program Director at the UW Department of Surgery, Dr. Foy also shares some great advice for future surgeons and much much more!

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Episode 4: It’s contagious! A discussion with Dr. Paul Pottinger

We sit down with Dr. Paul Pottinger, infectious disease and tropical medicine specialist at the University of Washington for an engaging discussion about working in the field of infectious disease. We also get Dr. Pottinger’s advice on learning and clinical resources for using antibiotics, and what antimicrobial stewardship, the future of antimicrobial resistance and how we–as future medical professionals–can be good stewards! We also get to hear about Dr. Pottinger’s mountain climbing ‘hobby’, which includes summiting the tallest mountain on every continent!

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Episode 3: USMLE Step 1: Tips and Tricks

UW AOA Honor Society members Emilie Jacobsen, Caitlin Crimp, and Kate McNevin answer the commonly asked questions about Step 1. Discover how to prepare for one of the most important tests in your medical career from the students who scored within the top one third of their class. Learn about what the test is (1:33-2:51), the best resources (2:53-10:11), how to study for Step 1 (10:12-32:00), and more!

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Episode 2: From the interview trail: First-hand advice from UW AOA members on interviewing for residency

Hear from AOA members in the midst of the 2018-2019 application year!  We sit down with Ryan Dodge (ophthalmology),  Justinn Lahaye (EM), Widya Adidharma (plastics),  Sara Schafer (gen surg), Caitlin Crimp (derm) and Kate McNevin (gen surg) on all the tips and tricks in applying, interviewing and matching to residency! We discuss everything from the dreaded ERAS application (2:22), scheduling interviews (4:35) and making travel arrangements (7:22), preparing for the interview (14:57), ranking strategy (16:16) and much much more!

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Episode 1: An interview with Dr. Doug Paauw, Director of the IM Clerkship

For our first episode we interviewed Dr. Doug Paauw the Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine Clerkship at UWSOM (since 1991!).  Tune-in to hear tips for success in the internal medicine clerkship (including oral case presentation skills), recommendations for medical students interested in a career in IM and an all around inspiring discussion of the incredible journey we take as medical students!

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