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Academic Medicine Podcast

May 29, 2023

Small gestures, such as sparking a conversation when a student volunteers a personal detail, cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment. Performing these gestures publicly changes the status quo of how others behave and treat those around them, slowly etching away at cultures and institutions that exclude others.

May 1, 2023

It is my hope that continuing to play with some dirt on my uniform will model to others that they can pick themselves up after they are knocked down and get ready for the next play.

Benjamin Vipler reflects on getting his confidence back and turning negative experiences into positive lessons.

The essay read in this...

Apr 17, 2023

The next time that I am unwell, I will take a real sick day—and I hope my colleagues, students, and resident physicians see it.

Kathryn Rampon reflects on the detrimental effects of physicians’ reluctance to take time off when ill.

The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments...

Apr 10, 2023

As medical professionals, our patients are putting their trust in us at their most vulnerable moments. It is our responsibility to handle that trust with respect, understand what they need from us both medically and socially, and advocate for those needs. Medicine starts at the bedside with learning about the patient...

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,...