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Academic Medicine Podcast

May 10, 2021

“Homes do not fall apart by themselves. They fall apart because of incidental neglect stemming from the amalgamation of burdens and stressors that prevent the owners from maintaining their homes.”

Benjamin Rees, a third-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reflects on health inequities and his experience working in affordable housing and construction.

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the April 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at