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Academic Medicine Podcast

Nov 25, 2019

"Ms. Scott paused. She looked around the hospital room, her eyes lingering on the cracked door leading out to the hallway. 'Well, my dear, I suppose I’m at the hospital. But wouldn’t you know—it’s begun to feel like a second home.'"

In this episode, first-year resident Neha Verma reminds readers that sometimes unconventional treatments, like an elderly patient spending time at the nurse’s station with company instead of in her room alone, can make all the difference in her recovery.

This essay placed second in the 2019 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and was published in the November 2019 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at