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Academic Medicine Podcast

Oct 12, 2020

"Dr. S and the parteras taught me what it means to be a learner. They showed me that no matter how expert we are or how time-tested our techniques, we can always seek to mesh our way of understanding the world with new information."

Medical student Phoebe Draper reflects on what she learned about the importance of being open and curious as a physician, from teaching a neonatal resuscitation course for midwives in Oaxaca, Mexico. 

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the October 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at