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Academic Medicine Podcast

Mar 20, 2023

Since 2020, learning to treat patients with COVID-19 reminds me that we remain humble learners of medicine. All our resources have been stretched—rooms, staff, equipment, compassion—and yet our patients are plentiful and continue to provide us with ample learning opportunities.

Cara E. Harasaki recalls two patients,...

Mar 13, 2023

As medical professionals, it is tempting to cultivate a razor-sharp focus on symptoms and diagnoses. Robby helped me realize our former approach was like a racehorse with blinders: fast, but risking missing something important.

Brian R. Smith recalls an encounter with a special patient that made him think about...

Mar 6, 2023

Faith is relevant to the clinical interaction when it gives patients and clinicians a shared ground upon which to stand in the midst of chaos, and my experience … showed me that spirituality can effect healing when all else fails.

Troy B. Amen reflects on how sharing a faith with patients can sometimes provide comfort...