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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.

    A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll: Using Different Paradigms to Conduct Your HPE Work

    A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll: Using Different Paradigms to Conduct Your HPE Work

    Hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. Bridget O’Brien (@bobrien_15) and guests Drs. Lara Varpio (@LaraVarpio) and Anna MacLeod (@ammacleod) discuss the recently published Philosophy of Science series. This collection of articles has something for everyone. It includes primers on 7 different paradigms (or collections of ideas about how we see the world) to help readers think about their HPE work in new ways.
    Read the articles discussed in this episode, including the complete Philosophy of Science series, at academicmedicine.org.
    Lara Varpio's Disclaimer: The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the Uniformed Services University of the Unites States Department of Defense. 

    • 35 min
    A Lump in My Throat

    A Lump in My Throat

    "I know I’m not the only one who feels that I can’t step away. Studies of physicians’ health and wellness are at the forefront of research these days. As physicians, our vow and purpose embolden our drive to keep going, to do more, and, at times, to neglect our own health. "
    Dr. Michaela Gaffley describes how her own cancer diagnosis forced her to realize that she had to prioritize her own health and practice self-compassion to better care for her patients. 
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the March 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 5 min
    Aequanimitas, Shaken

    Aequanimitas, Shaken

    "Compassionate care of a dying person with cancer isn’t a cinematic moment of calm, confident oration of the perfect speech and a ceremoniously grave exit. I didn’t hide my emotions behind aequanimitas virtuosity, but instead practiced transparency, allowing the patient and her family to witness my own emotional vulnerability." 
    Dr. Michael Bonner Foote remembers the patient who reminded him that leaning into discomfort and sharing his emotions openly can benefit both his patients and himself. 
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the March 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 5 min
    The Gift of Receiving

    The Gift of Receiving

    "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 academicmedicine.org.

    • 5 min
    B-ball and Bread Crumbs

    B-ball and Bread Crumbs

    "I look away from the microscope. I close my eyes, escaping the objective truth of these ever-present blasts and settling into the memory of butterflies set free into blue August skies at Adam’s funeral. For a moment, I find relief within the comfort of darkness, a brief respite from bright light."
    Resident Trisha Paul (@trishakpaul2) describes learning about a young patient Adam both from the patient himself earlier in her education and through a microscope from his blood work some time later.  
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the February 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 5 min
    The Transformative Power of Teaching and Learning

    The Transformative Power of Teaching and Learning

    "My genuine commitment to students is deeply rooted in the care others had for me. ... I want to pay the transformative power of teaching and learning forward to my students for years to come."
    Nathan Vanderford (@nlvanderford) describes how he tries to have a transformative influence on his students’ careers and life trajectories, just like his teachers and mentors had on him as a young man.  
    This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the January 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.

    • 6 min

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