Empowering Trainees to be Leaders and Change Agents

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Lala Forrest and Joe Geraghty join host Toni Gallo to discuss the journal's Trainee Letters to the Editor feature. They highlight selected letters submitted in response to last year's call for submissions about the role of trainees as agents of change and discuss how institutions can empower …

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Call for Cover Art: Open June 1 to June 30, 2022

We are excited to announce our second annual call for the Cover Art feature! We were thrilled by the response to our first open call last year and are grateful for and humbled by all of the artwork, insights, stories, and reflections we received. To continue highlighting artwork from the academic medicine community, we are …

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Call for Letters to the Editor From Trainees: A Transformative Moment

*Submission site: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=KXZMPCIX*   Academic Medicine is seeking original submissions for our Letters to the Editor feature from medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees in other health professions on the topic of a transformative moment in your professional journey. The editors will be looking for letters that go beyond describing an event to reflect meaningfully on how the …

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Shame Experiences in Premedical and Medical Students

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Will Bynum, MD, and Joe Jackson, MD, join host Toni Gallo to discuss new research into the nature of shame experiences in medical students and emerging work on the implications of premedical students' shame experiences for their professional development. They offer advice for educators and learners for …

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“I need you to forgive yourself”: Shame in Medicine and Medical Education

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Will Bynum, MD, Lara Varpio, PhD, and Ashley Adams, MD, join Toni Gallo and former Academic Medicine editor-in-chief David Sklar, MD, to discuss shame in medicine and medical education, what it is and how it can be studied, and their research and other work in this area. …

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Transcript for Preserving Medical Student Mental Health

Below is the transcript of the following Academic Medicine Podcast episode: Preserving Medical Student Mental Health May 17, 2021 Read more about this episode and listen here. Toni Gallo: Hi everyone. I'm Toni Gallo, a staff editor with The Journal, and host of The Academic Medicine podcast. On today's episode, to discuss medical student mental health, …

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Preserving Medical Student Mental Health

This episode addresses mental health, burnout, depression, and suicide. If you or a loved one is in distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or over the phone at 1-800-273-8255. On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. John Coverdale and guests Christopher …

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Transcript for Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health

Below is the transcript of the following Academic Medicine Podcast episode: Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health April 19, 2021 Read more about this episode and listen here. Toni Gallo: Hi everyone, I'm Toni Gallo, a staff editor with The Journal, and host of the Academic Medicine Podcast. In honor of Earth …

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Teaching Climate Change and Its Effects on Human Health

In honor of Earth Day, on the Academic Medicine Podcast, host Toni Gallo and guests Drs. Kari Nadeau and Ari Bernstein (@DrAriBernstein) discuss climate change and its effects on human health. Drs. Nadeau and Bernstein describe their efforts and the work of others to teach the science and health effects of climate change to medical …

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Medical Student Mobilization During COVID-19

What is the opposite of loneliness? According to student-author Marina Keegan,1 there is no single word in the English dictionary to describe this feeling. And yet, it is the way that I, a fourth-year medical student, have felt since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March 2020, medical students were pulled virtually overnight from …

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