Thriving is not the absence of adversity, but rather a result of what we learn after we stumble.
On this podcast, we examine how working as health professionals strengthens us by challenging us. By recounting experiences of embracing struggle, finding meaning, and celebrating triumph, our stories will foster a sense of shared humanity and act as a reminder that we are not alone.
Imposter syndrome is something many medical trainees experience, yet it is rarely formally discussed. We talk to Mia, Lynette, and Hayley, three fourth year medical students, about their own experiences with imposter syndrome and how they’ve learned to both recognize and address it. We discuss that while imposter syndrome has the potential to distance us, it also has the power to build community and relationships based on these shared experiences.
Finding Meaning in Medicine
Doctors and medical trainees often refers to their careers in medicine as a "calling." But when everyday life challenges this calling, how do those in the medical community continue to find meaning and inspiration in work? Jenny, an internal medicine resident, shares her story of finding and rediscovering meaning in medicine.
Reckoning with Racism in Medical Culture
In this episode we consider the other pandemic that plagues our society: systemic racial inequity and injustice. Rhonda, a pediatrician in New York City, talks with us about how to approach our efforts to learn and grow.
Unmasking the Ongoing Pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to affect lives around the world, we are united by stories of hope, bravery, and overcoming adversity. In this episode, Rosa, a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident, shares her reflections on what it has meant to her to work on the front lines in New York City during the spring peak of COVID-19. We are given a firsthand look into challenges faced, lessons learned, and even some a positive perspective on what we could gain from this experience.
Rites of Passage
July 1st: the day when everyone in medical training gets a new job. On this episode, we speak with Sasha, an OB-GYN resident, and Lea, a radiology attending, about how they have weathered the ups and downs of transitions at various stages in the medical life cycle.
From the Front Lines
News around the world tells the story of how the COVID-19 epidemic has changed all of our lives. But how does it feel for those working in the heart of healthcare? Gaby, a pulmonary and critical care fellow, inspires us with her bravery and clarity of purpose, and we consider how it feels personally to be sick, scared, and alone in the face of this crisis.
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Compelling and deeply meaningful storytelling about the multilayered work of doctoring. Kudos and thanks for this series!