Jul 22, 2019
“During our conversations, I gained insight into Paul, and Paul gained insight into himself. And I realized that insight is contagious. I’m hoping we’ll have an epidemic soon.” Resident Nara Michaelson remembers a patient who taught her about the importance of building trust and understanding patients beyond their lab values and imaging results. This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the July 2019 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.