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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jan 25, 2021

"So now I am faced with dual dilemmas; not only with what to do for this patient, but also with how to display (or obscure) this gap in my medical knowledge to Mike."

Third-year internal medicine and pediatrics resident physician, Dr. Ben Frush, acknowledges the power of mutual humility, especially among medical trainees, as he reflects on his first "I don't know" moment as a supervising resident.

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