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Academic Medicine Podcast

Mar 1, 2021

"As future medical professionals, we are taught about the importance of mental health. Many of us will talk to our patients about their struggles, yet we cannot talk to each other about our own."

Heather Stewart, fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, recounts her first therapy session and questions why the stigma around asking for help still exists.

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