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Episode 8: The Chief of Wellness

Today, we sit down to talk to Dr. Benoit Dubé, the Chief Wellness Officer of the University of Pennsylvania. Find out what it means to be a chief wellness officer of, well.. anything, and how much of Dr. Dubé’s path to psychiatry had to do

A Physician’s Eye for Abstraction

In my painting I use fundamental, geometric shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles, and an occasional circle as a kind of vocabulary. I arrange the forms to interplay with one another. I use color to fill the forms or highlight the forms and create other interactions. You

Episode 7: The Opioid Race

What does race have to do with the way we treat opioid addiction in the U.S.? What can we do to understand this issue and address it creatively? Listen as we tackle these complex issues this week and talk about the value of incorporating different

Episode 6: Calling the Shots

This week we talk to Dr. Paul Offit, co-creator of the rotavirus vaccine. His training in pediatrics and infectious diseases, as well as his childhood experience in a polio ward, led him to become a champion for children. In addition to his prolific writing (he’s

Episode 5: All’s Well that Ends Well

  This week we talk to Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, who is a physician, philanthropist, activist, and filmmaker based in the Bay Area. She is the founder of the End Well foundation, a non-profit focusing in issues of end-of-life care and palliative care. Listen as we

Episode 4: Doctors who create…podcasts

How do you create a medical podcast? In this meta episode of Doctors Who Create, we speak with the team at CORE IM about how their podcast came to be. Dr. Shreya Trivedi, Dr. Marty Fried, Dr. Steve Liu, and Dr. John Hwang speak candidly

Pursuing Virtue: The Physician’s Calling in Ancient India

The medicine of ancient India, also called the Ayurveda, combined mystical experience with scientific inquiry to construct a commentary on life and tradition. The term Ayurveda itself combines the Sanskrit words Ayur, or life, and veda, or science and knowledge. However, the “life science” of

Episode 3: Creativity in the curriculum

“What Are You Doing Creatively These Days?” That is the very question that Dr. Niamh Kelly, associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, asks in her article published in the journal Academic Medicine. In this episode,

Episode 2: Learning to save lives, online

What if you could use an online game to teach residents how to properly deal with medical emergencies, by simulating the real life-or-death decisions they must make in a fast-paced environment? Darlina Liu talks to Dr. Lisa Shieh, professor of medicine at Stanford and creator

‘The Nocturnists’ Podcast!

As a burned out resident, hoping to reconnect with my own humanity and remind myself of the deep meaning present in my job, (and provide a platform for others to do the same), I started The Nocturnists, a live storytelling event for doctors and other

In Shock

In Shock by Rana Awdish 265 pages, St. Martin’s Press, 2017 I read Dr. Rana Awdish’s book, In Shock, from cover to cover on a six-hour flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco. I started it expecting to read for just an hour or two and

In Shock in Her Own ICU

Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP is an intensive care physician and director of the pulmonary hypertension program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and is the author of the book In Shock, a memoir based on her own experience with critical illness that landed her in

Intimate

Intimate Watercolor and ink on paper Reference: Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th ed. How does one visually depict the topic of anatomical donation and cadaver dissection, memorializing the donors’ ultimate gift to medical education while preserving the sanctity of their bodies? “Intimate” is one