• Women in the Medicine

Episode 3: Women in Medicine

In this special two-part episode, host Johnny Myers ’19 sits down with Dr. Andrea McCoy ’82 and Dr. Zeba Hussaini ’14 to discuss their careers in medicine, how Ursinus prepared them for medical school and their professional careers and the implications of COVID-19 on the medical community.

Part 1:

  • Dr. Hussaini describes what her residency program in internal medicine looks like day-to-day and discusses her hopes to pursue a female gastroenterology fellowship, which, in her experience, has been a male dominated specialty.
  • Dr. McCoy describes the difficult road to choosing her specialty, falling in love with pediatrics and wellness in children and how her career has now shifted to administration.
  • Dr. McCoy and Dr. Hussaini compare and contrast their careers and their intersection with their personal lives, family planning and work-life balance.
  • Dr. McCoy and Dr. Hussaini share some of their mentors from Ursinus College and how UC prepared them for medical school and their careers.

Part 2
Please note: The following episode discusses COVID-19 and contains information which some listeners might find upsetting. Listener discretion is advised.

In this special COVID-19 themed episode, Drs. McCoy and Hussaini discuss how the novel coronavirus has impacted their professional spaces and the medical community at large.

  • Dr. McCoy discusses the impact of COVID-19 in her role as Chief Medical Officer and how a pandemic has impacted medical operations at Cape Regional Health Center.
  • Dr. Hussaini discusses the impact of COVID-19 on her residency training program.
  • Drs. McCoy and Hussaini discuss moral distress during the pandemic: on physicans, patients, and family members.
  • Drs. McCoy and Hussaini describe the difficulty of treating the novel coronavirus from the “peak” of the virus in their respective communities, to the unknown of how to treat symptoms, to how end of life protocol has shifted.
  • Drs. McCoy and Hussaini end the episode on a positive note by sharing their favorite memories at Ursinus College and how being a Bear for Life has carried into their life beyond Ursinus.