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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jan 13, 2020

"Maybe the beauty of medicine and being a physician isn’t being able to solve every problem and prevent every tragic outcome ... but being there and supporting the people who need us, every step of the way."

Pre-med student Marin Langlieb (@mlanglieb) recounts 2 experiences, the loss of her childhood pediatrician and mentor and the openness of the people at a community support group, that taught her about the true role of a physician, as she embarks on a career in medicine. 

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