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Academic Medicine Podcast

Mar 15, 2021

“It made me wonder what else we could have done. But I wish I had heard the news in person, with my team there to help me process what happened.”

Digital applications can deliver timely, functional, and convenient solutions to complex matters, but what happens when digital applications become an obsession? Fourth-year medical student, Arifeen S. Rahman, reflects on the pivotal moment which leads to the decision to curb her digital obsession.

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the February 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at