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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jun 28, 2021

"Setbacks and failures are inherent to play, yet there is little space for setbacks and failures as adults, making play risky. In a competitive work environment, play feels dangerous."

Ashwini Bapat is a palliative care physician, founder of EpioneMD, and cofounder of Hippocratic Adventures. In a letter to a former...

Jun 21, 2021

“The physical contrast of the light fingers dancing around the dark, as well as the fault lines where the machine had met his hand, made me think harder and feel more than before about a topic we are taught in medical school—socioeconomic factors.”

Fourth-year medical student, Kate E. Lee, describes how a surgery...

Jun 14, 2021

"Many aspects of medical school and residency are akin to patients’ lack of control as they navigate their diagnoses. It is this parallel display of grit that students and physicians can reflect upon when counseling a patient who is struggling to cope."

Jaclyn Mauch, fourth-year medical student at the Perelman...

Jun 7, 2021

"Speaking from both a clinical and a personal perspective, I know the importance of accepting outside help, especially when battling a mental illness. ... Learning that conditions like mine remain stigmatized is crushing because I know the importance of fighting these illnesses in groups rather than in isolation."