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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jan 1, 2024

When we really love it, we lend a little bit of ourselves, a little bit of our souls to the work that we do—to the art of nursing. If it is not us today, then it may be us tomorrow, and I hope that someone will be there to tell me what my view is like outside my window, too.

Doctor of nursing practice student Courtney...

Dec 18, 2023

Psychiatry was going to require all of me... To see the human body as more than machine. Yes, the heart is a pump, and our neurons entangle one another in electrical circuits. Medicine, however, transcends the physiological being.

Third-year medical student Riley Plett reflects on a transformative encounter with an...

Dec 4, 2023

As Mr. D. stood up and attempted a few steps, tears of joy went down his cheeks. He was now free from the claws that were making his life miserable. This was much more important to him than talking about labs, medications, or dietary changes.

Medical student Federico Erhart reflects on a patient encounter where...

Nov 20, 2023

In our suffering, sadness, and silence, we shared a language of humanity and we exchanged compassion ... It is this vulnerability, this deep and genuine connection that allows us to communicate across cultures and to feel the exchange of humanity.

Master of Science in Nursing student Leah Rothchild reflects on a...

Oct 9, 2023

I am not sure whether she attended my graduation, but her words were with me then and have remained with me throughout my decade-long career. Each time I have wanted to quit nursing, I hear her voice and recall her words of encouragement.

Perioperative nurse and Master of Science in nursing student Nicole Diddi...