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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jul 5, 2021

“In the single minute I spent listening to the patient’s story and auscultating her sternum, she went from feeling frustrated and unheard to respected and thoroughly cared for.”

Fourth-year medical student, Abigail M. Schmucker, describes how she gains insight into the positive impact of patient-centered care through an unusual window: peach auscultation.

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