Seeing Color
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
4d ago
As faculty, we are called to instruct and mentor students. And yet ... B, my colleagues, and friends of color have taught me lessons of far greater importance. Sara B. Police, assistant professor and director of nutritional sciences education in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky, reflects on her meaningful journey from awareness to education to involvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the January 2023 ..read more
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Learning Curve
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
1w ago
My experience that night in the ICU was the wake-up call I needed. It was a reminder to shift my priorities back to the patient. It was a reminder that my job was more than check boxes and administrative tasks. Nicholas R. Lenze, a first-year resident in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, reflects on the delicate balance between being an efficient resident and a doctor. The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the December 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicin ..read more
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She Served Him Well
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
2w ago
She is a strong woman. The strongest woman I’ve probably ever met. Her strength is in her joyful spirit and the kindness she exudes to everyone she meets…. She is my mother, and she has been quite the model of unconditional love, service, kindness, and sacrifice. Nurse practitioner Danielle Blackwell reflects on the person who inspired her to become a nurse. This essay placed third in the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and was published in the October 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org ..read more
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As the Sun Sets
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
3w ago
When I think back on my career thus far, I do not remember the shifts that I left early or the days when everything went perfectly. But when Willie Nelson comes on over the radio, I can close my eyes and picture the vibrant colors of a woman’s last sunset. Graduate nursing student Jessica Pierce reflects on what brings meaning to her job—discovering the person inside each patient and letting them see her compassion in return. This essay placed first in the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and was published in the December 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the ess ..read more
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Writing Effectively and Navigating the Publication Process: Advice from the Editors of Academic Medicine
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
1M ago
The editors of Academic Medicine share their advice for authors submitting their scholarship for publication and describe what they look for when they’re reviewing submissions. Also included are resources to help authors write successfully and publish their work. This episode is meant for new authors and authors new to medical education and, while the advice comes from the editors of Academic Medicine, much of it also applies to other types of medical education scholarship, to scholarly publishing in other disciplines, and to submissions to other journals and publications. A transcript of this ..read more
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The Light
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
1M ago
What I do know is in the desert of the Middle East I learned that the right decision isn’t always the easiest or most appealing. Our patients don’t need our judgment; they need our help. Medical student Mason Blacker reflects on treating patients while stationed in Iraq and what is truly right and important in life. This essay placed first in the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest and was published in the December 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org ..read more
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Religious Coverings in the OR and ICU: Unveiling the Need for Updates in Medical Education
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
1M ago
There is growth in speaking up for myself and others in my position, but I do not want to have to sacrifice inner serenity as the price of advocacy. Rewan Abdelwahab, a third-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, reflects on the difficulties faced by trainees and staff from underrepresented in medicine groups when resources promoting inclusivity, like religious coverings in the OR, are not provided. The essay read in this episode was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the December 2022 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the ess ..read more
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The Joys of Clinical Trials
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
2M ago
This one, brief moment opened me up to the greatest sense of appreciation; regardless of the treatment arm, role, or results, it is the journey we embark on together, side by side with our participants, teams, and peers, that will contribute to our greater collective knowledge, advances in care, and a better future. Vanita R. Aroda, director of diabetes clinical research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, reflects on how acting as a clinical trial investigator has changed her approach to life. The essay read i ..read more
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Exploring Our Ways of Knowing: About the Research Methodologies Used in HPE Publications
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
2M ago
Guest Heeyoung Han, PhD, joins hosts Toni Gallo and Research in Medical Education (RIME) Committee members Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, and Andres Fernandez, MD, MEd, to discuss new research into the different methodologies used in health professions education research and how rigorous, or not, the descriptions of these methodologies are in published studies. Also covered is advice for researchers who want to more creatively and rigorously conduct and write up their work.   A transcript of this episode is available at academicmedicineblog.org. Read the article discussed in this episode ..read more
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The Power of Our Words
Academic Medicine Podcast
by Academic Medicine
2M ago
Medical practitioners of all specialties may lack Cassandra’s divinely inspired prophetic powers, but our training, research, and deep consideration for our patients’ wellbeing inform our prognostication. We hope that in this way, we are able to serve as guideposts along their ultimate paths. Judy H. Ch’ang, medical director of the Neurointensive Care Unit and assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York, reflects on how difficult it is for ..read more
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