It’s a long road, and a lot of deliberate work to get to the top spot in academic medicine; and there’s not that many top spots available. Fortune 500 CEOs are a dime a dozen, but there are only a relative handful of dean positions out there. For this episode, Cole Cheney talked with our own Dean Debra Schwinn to find out more about her and her journey, and Zhi Xiong, Greg Woods, and Corey Christensen pitched in with their reactions to questions like…
Having a little trouble with iTunes, so I’m posting this to (try to) make sure listeners get our discussion with Dr. Holt delivered to their iDevices properly. See the previously posted episode description here. I hope this works!
On this week’s show, Dr. Terrence Holt, author of Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories visits with Writing and Humanities Program Director Jason Lewis, and students Cole Cheney, Ethan Forsgren, Aline Sandouk, and a studio audience. Dr. Holt is a geriatrician at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His book is about residency, and is an exploration of how doctors find the compassion and strength to care about their work and patients. The first chapter, “A Sign of Weakness,” takes us through an inexperienced doctor’s confrontation of his own helplessness against the impending death of his patient. You may want to read it before you listen. (Look for the link below the audio player.)
Dr. Holt has a lot to offer med students in terms of wisdom. How having a deep and thoughtful appreciation of your own humanity helps If you’re going to practice medicine humanely. The role doubt plays in the life of a doc, and the fact that If you’re not having doubt multiple times in the course of a day, you’re not paying close enough attention. The things that keep him going as a doctor and as a writer. How the connection between writer and reader gives writers advantages that other kinds of artists may not have. And using literature as a way of getting the kinds of experience that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
Excerpted from Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories by Terrence Holt. Copyright © 2014 by Terrence Holt. With permission of the publisher, Liveright Publishing Corporation. All rights reservedListen to more great shows for medical students on The Vocalis Podcast Network.
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This week, we talk about Match Day, the big day when medical students find out what they’ll be doing for the next few years after graduation. It’s a big deal, and to help us make sense of it, CCOM Registrar Damien Ihrig and fourth-years Jaclyn and Michael Haugsdal and Natalie Ramirez sit down to hash it out. It’s both magical and stressful, but at the end you have a job that you love…hopefully.
Listen now to Episode 021: Match Day!