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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jun 10, 2019

"And I fear that something crucial is lost if we regard discomfort as an unequivocally negative experience, if we fail as teachers to separate humility from humiliation." Amy Caruso Brown recounts an experience that reminded her that discomfort is good and necessary in that it encourages physicians-in-training to be humble when so many cultural forces tell them just the opposite. This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the June 2019 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at