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Academic Medicine Podcast

Mar 21, 2022

These golden minutes were not only setting a realtime example of intersecting roles and responsibilities but opening a window into a version of mentorship unique to virtual platforms, a kind of role-modeling that revealed granular moments of sacrifice, struggle, and negotiation.

Yoshiko Iwai, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina reflects on Zoom mentorship and the art of juggling medical practice, research, teaching, and family.

The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the March 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at