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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jun 29, 2020

"I found myself in uncharted territory, grappling with an unpredictable future that was far removed from what I had always envisioned. Just like that, I went from medical student to patient."

Medical student Ilana Goldberg describes how her time as a patient and the health care team that cared for her taught her about being there for patients through hard times and protecting their vulnerabilities. 

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the June 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at