This narrative medicine podcast explores how health providers and trainees think about their experiences in medicine. Not about how they make diagnoses, but how they relate to their patients and what makes them tick. Each episode interviews someone from UMass Medical School who has written a poem or essay to learn about them and their reflection. We hope this podcast inspires others to become more reflective practitioners as well. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey (https://forms.gle/fB4XgVZuMwaDoSzm7).
Goodbye Season 2, and Thank You!
Hi, this is Qiuwei. A huge thank you to all of our listeners for joining us for our second season of Murmurs: Stories from Our Journey in Medicine. We are collecting anonymous feedback from our listeners - please see the linked form in the description. We would be immensely grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill it out.
If you're interested in joining the Murmurs team, or if you would like to share your own work, please contact us at email@example.com. That's firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for listening, and we hope to see you all again soon with a Season 3.
Listener survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/sjktzDko2Frda1d4A
Hiya: Saving Face, Anxiety, and Asian-Americans
Qiuwei Yang ('22) and Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) are joined by family physician Dr. Henry Del Rosario to discuss an interesting experience at a car dealership, as well as how his creative side and his faith impact his perspectives on healing. Recorded October 2021.
Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/14/
Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by Sara Wang ('24) for a discussion on how to tell stories from a patient's perspective, as well as what medical students should consider when they meet a patient for the first time.
Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/13/
An Appreciative Inquiry Narrative
Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) and Dr. Hugh Silk are joined by Ken Peterson, a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, to reflect on his experience as a nurse during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Recorded August 2021.
Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/12/
People and Places
Dr. Hugh Silk and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by Mina Botros ('24) to hear about his experience meeting people -- both similar and quite different from himself -- as he got involved with vaccination efforts early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/11/
Check Engine Light
Qiuwei Yang ('22) and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by pediatrician Dr. Heather Finlay-Morreale to discuss her experience of being diagnosed with a chronic illness and how that has influenced the way she cares for her own patients. Recorded April 2021.
Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/10
Your voice is too low.
It is making me sleepy.