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Academic Medicine Podcast

Nov 13, 2023

As I traverse the many years of medical training ahead of me, I will undoubtedly remember my week in anesthesiology, and commit to passing on my knowledge to future students with the same patience and trust that was afforded to me by Dr. S.

Sumedha Attanti reflects on the preceptor who gave her an unexpectedly hands-on...

Nov 6, 2023

I tell my students that we are constellations of our peers, mentors, and patients. What we learn from each other in preclinical education—spanning not just facts and answers, but also how we treat each other—will shape the future of medicine.

Brian R. Smith reflects on creating a learning culture that is safe...

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...