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A chat with Dr. Adam Cifu of the University of Chicago about recent medical journalism

Aired on Monday, December 12th.
Aired on Monday, December 12th.

Dr. Cifu writes the "Sensible Medicine" blog on Substack and co-hosts a podcast called "Clinical Excellence."

Our guest on STMM is Dr. Adam Cifu, a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Medical School Academics at the University of Chicago. He's a general internist who divides his time between clinical practice, medical student education, and academic work linked to evidence-based medicine (and also to the doctor-patient relationship). He's also a sharp critic of "churnalism" in medical, health, and science journalism -- as in, stories that get "churned out" by writers and reporters who are employing press releases and syndicated news write-ups rather than fresh interviews, original research, and critical thinking. Dr. Cifu joins us for an interesting, wide-ranging discussion of the errors and oversights that many researchers and journalists make in today's medical-related journalism. You can access Dr. Cifu's "Clinical Excellence" podcast here, and you'll find his "Sensible Medicine" Substack blog at this link.

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