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Academic Medicine Podcast

Nov 26, 2018

"He was hesitant, but truths spoken truthfully can make a world of difference between not-so-different strangers. And he liked that my subjects and verbs did not match, that my r’s rolled, and that my s’s turned into lisps. This part—this sound—was familiar to him." Physician Claudia Miranda reflects on an encounter with a patient who reminded her of her childhood, who reminded her of the connection between patients and doctors and the many ways they can be linked together. Her essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the November 2018 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at