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Academic Medicine Podcast

Sep 18, 2023

This episode is a companion to the August 2023 Ensuring Fairness in Medical Education Assessment supplement, which was sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The supplement focuses on creating an optimal, equitable system of learner assessment.

In this episode, Holly Humphrey, MD, president of the Macy Foundation,...

Sep 4, 2023

On a Thursday afternoon in clinic, in a situation made for learning, not grading, my learner taught me the essence of effective formative feedback. And for that lesson, I am forever grateful.

Belinda Fu reflects on a student who taught her that helpful feedback must have formative simplicity.

The essay read in this...

Aug 21, 2023

The next day, I knocked on the door of Room 412 armed with a bottle of baby blue nail polish. Not an elixir, but an oath—to face the unknown together, to sit with the uncomfortable silence, and to meet her in the middle, wherever that may be.

Meher Kalkat reflects on accepting the messiness of life and the not having...

Aug 7, 2023

There will be a day when you are overlooked. You are not chosen. You will have worked hard, put in the time, been the next in line, and been ready, eager, and energetic to give it a whirl and still you are told no.

Molly Uhlenhake gives her daughters advice on moving forward and continuing on despite life’s...

Jul 24, 2023

Sam Clarke, MD, MAS, and Jon Ilgen, MD, PhD, join host Toni Gallo to discuss the importance of teaching adaptive expertise to prepare learners for the types of complex cases they will encounter in clinical practice. This conversation also covers what adaptive expertise is, how simulation can be used to foster this skill...