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Academic Medicine Podcast

Feb 24, 2020

"Receiving the gift of compassion from my preceptor that day reminded me, and will continue to remind me, of how to give to and care for those around me, whether they be my patients or my colleagues."

Medical student Victor Hsiao remembers a preceptor who gave him not only her time but also her empathy, grace, and encouragement. He describes how he will carry forward that experience in his own practice of medicine. 

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