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Meet medical students and residents, clinicians and educators, health care thought leaders and researchers in this podcast from the journal Academic Medicine. Episodes chronicle the stories of these individuals as they experience the science and the art of medicine. Guests delve deeper into the issues shaping medical schools and teaching hospitals today. Subscribe to this podcast and listen as the conversation continues.

The journal Academic Medicine serves as an international forum to advance knowledge about the principles, policy, and practice of research, education, and patient care in academic settings.

Please note that the opinions expressed in this podcast are the guests’ alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members.

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Meet medical students and residents, clinicians and educators, health care thought leaders and researchers in this podcast from the journal Academic Medicine. Episodes chronicle the stories of these individuals as they experience the science and the art of medicine. Guests delve deeper into the issues shaping medical schools and teaching hospitals today. Subscribe to this podcast and listen as the conversation continues.

The journal Academic Medicine serves as an international forum to advance knowledge about the principles, policy, and practice of research, education, and patient care in academic settings.

Please note that the opinions expressed in this podcast are the guests’ alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members.

    In Their Shoes

    In Their Shoes

    “The physical contrast of the light fingers dancing around the dark, as well as the fault lines where the machine had met his hand, made me think harder and feel more than before about a topic we are taught in medical school—socioeconomic factors.”
    Fourth-year medical student, Kate E. Lee, describes how a surgery shadowing experience leaves her with lingering thoughts, not about the clinical aspect of the case, but about the vivid display of the socioeconomic determinants of health she encounters in the surgical room that day.
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the June 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 5 min
    Grit: Small Loose Particles of Stone or Sand

    Grit: Small Loose Particles of Stone or Sand

    "Many aspects of medical school and residency are akin to patients’ lack of control as they navigate their diagnoses. It is this parallel display of grit that students and physicians can reflect upon when counseling a patient who is struggling to cope."
    Jaclyn Mauch, fourth-year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, describes a life changing event that redefined the grit of her courage, character and resilience, and helped her to better empathize with patients and colleagues.
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the June 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 4 min
    Depression: A Medical Student’s Perspective

    Depression: A Medical Student’s Perspective

    "Speaking from both a clinical and a personal perspective, I know the importance of accepting outside help, especially when battling a mental illness. ... Learning that conditions like mine remain stigmatized is crushing because I know the importance of fighting these illnesses in groups rather than in isolation."
    A surgical research fellow describes their personal mental health journey and the importance of destigmatizing mental illness and seeking treatment. 
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the May 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 7 min
    Silence and Humility: A Medical Student’s First Interview

    Silence and Humility: A Medical Student’s First Interview

    “Now, in the unavoidable silence, I was forced to consider Mr. L, his mind and world. I was forced to move beyond myself, and in that movement, understand that a medical education meant far more than the acquisition and demonstration of clinical knowledge.”
    For Aldis H. Petriceks, second-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, silence unexpectedly becomes a valuable tool in his patient assessment toolkit as he learns how to truly listen to his patient needs and struggles.
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the December 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 4 min
    Experiencing the Patient Experience

    Experiencing the Patient Experience

    "The core competencies required for providing quality medical care did not lie only in medicine itself, but in the interpersonal interactions and relationships built between provider and patient."
    Samuel Zverev, fourth-year Human Biology, Health, and Society student at Cornell University, describes an interaction as a patient experience intern that revealed how teachers and teaching moments can appear anywhere.
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the April 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 4 min
    Preserving Medical Student Mental Health

    Preserving Medical Student Mental Health

    This episode addresses mental health, burnout, depression, and suicide. If you or a loved one is in distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or over the phone at 1-800-273-8255.
    Hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. John Coverdale and guests Drs. Christopher Veal and Richard Page discuss medical student mental health, the barriers to students and physicians seeking treatment and disclosing their distress, and how medical schools can better support students to preserve their mental health. Dr. Veal starts the conversation by telling the story of his mental health journey as a medical student. 
    Read the article discussed in this episode at academicmedicine.org: 
    We Burn Out, We Break, We Die: Medical Schools Must Change Their Culture to Preserve Medical Student Mental Health
    A transcript of this episode is available at academicmedicineblog.org. 

    • 46 min

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