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Murmurs: Stories from our Journey in Medicine

Murmurs: Stories from our Journey in Medicine

By Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Dr. Hugh Silk
This narrative medicine podcast explores how health providers and trainees think about their experiences in medicine. Not about how they make diagnoses, but how they relate to their patients and what makes them tick. Each episode interviews someone from UMass Medical School who has written a poem or essay to learn about them and their reflection. We hope this podcast inspires others to become more reflective practitioners as well. Reach us at murmursumassmed@gmail.com.

We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey (https://forms.gle/fB4XgVZuMwaDoSzm7).
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Goodbye Season 2, and Thank You!
Hi, this is Qiuwei. A huge thank you to all of our listeners for joining us for our second season of Murmurs: Stories from Our Journey in Medicine. We are collecting anonymous feedback from our listeners  - please see the linked form in the description. We would be immensely grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill it out. If you're interested in joining the Murmurs team, or if you would like to share your own work, please contact us at murmursumassmed@gmail.com. That's murmursumassmed@gmail.com. Thank you for listening, and we hope to see you all again soon with a Season 3. Listener survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/sjktzDko2Frda1d4A
00:50
January 10, 2022
Hiya: Saving Face, Anxiety, and Asian-Americans
Qiuwei Yang ('22) and Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) are joined by family physician Dr. Henry Del Rosario to discuss an interesting experience at a car dealership, as well as how his creative side and his faith impact his perspectives on healing. Recorded October 2021.  Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/14/
35:40
January 03, 2022
Julie
Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by Sara Wang ('24) for a discussion on how to tell stories from a patient's perspective, as well as what medical students should consider when they meet a patient for the first time. Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/13/
19:11
December 27, 2021
An Appreciative Inquiry Narrative
Laël Ngangmeni ('23, MD/PhD) and Dr. Hugh Silk are joined by Ken Peterson, a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, to reflect on his experience as a nurse during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Recorded August 2021. Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/12/
25:33
December 20, 2021
People and Places
Dr. Hugh Silk and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by Mina Botros ('24) to hear about his experience meeting people -- both similar and quite different from himself -- as he got involved with vaccination efforts early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/11/
29:28
December 13, 2021
Check Engine Light
Qiuwei Yang ('22) and Jesse Sardell ('24) are joined by pediatrician Dr. Heather Finlay-Morreale to discuss her experience of being diagnosed with a chronic illness and how that has influenced the way she cares for her own patients. Recorded April 2021. Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/10
32:02
December 06, 2021
Reflections on a Visit to Holland
Dr. Divya Bhatia ('21) and Dr. Hugh Silk are joined by pediatric surgeon Dr. Michael Hirsh to talk about a trip to Holland and visiting the Westerbork transit camp. Recorded April 2021. Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/9/
32:25
November 29, 2021
Welcome to Season 2!
Join us for Season 2 of Murmurs: Stories from our Journey in Medicine. We'll be featuring new voices from the UMass (now UMass Chan) community. First episode premieres Monday, November 22nd with new episodes weekly! Transcript available here: https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/murmurs/8/
01:58
November 22, 2021
Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!
Thank you so much for joining us for this first season! We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey. If you have a couple minutes to spare, please consider filling it out. We hope to see you soon with a season 2!  If you would like to join the Murmurs team or if you'd like to share your own work, please contact us at murmursumassmed@gmail.com.  Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
00:56
September 01, 2020
Episode 6: Asylum Body Work
Divya Bhatia and Dr. Hugh Silk sit down with Dr. Lucy Candib to talk about the importance of medical-legal partnerships in advocating for individuals who are victims of abuse or torture in their home countries seeking asylum in the US.  Content warning: physical and sexual abuse, homophobia, and torture. Recorded March 2020. We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58 
30:31
August 25, 2020
Episode 5: Penal Code
Qiuwei Yang and Dr. Hugh Silk are joined by family physician Dr. Lisa Gussak to discuss the impact of incarceration on health and medical care. Recorded on November 2019.  We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey.  Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
21:21
July 16, 2020
Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor
Divya Bhatia and Qiuwei Yang sit down with Bridget Yang to discuss her piece, "Dear Anonymous Donor,” and the anatomy lab experience. Recorded October 2019.  We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
22:37
July 06, 2020
Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do
In this episode, Dr. Dave Hatem discusses the moment when his perspective on the neurological exam changes with hosts Qiuwei Yang and Dr. Hugh Silk. Recorded February 2020.  We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
19:35
June 29, 2020
Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar
Divya Bhatia and Dr. Hugh Silk sit down with medical student Rose Schutzberg to discuss her piece, "Friendly, not Familiar" about an experience during her second year of medical school when she visited a Massachusetts prison that inspired her to write this reflection. Recorded February 2020.  We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
29:46
June 21, 2020
Episode 1: Budgeting
For the inaugural episode, hosts Divya Bhatia and Dr. Hugh Silk discuss the piece "Budgeting", written by their very own Qiuwei Yang.  Recorded May 2019.  We are collecting listener feedback for our capstone project via this survey.  Link to survey: https://forms.gle/LrZGc6bw9rwfrCk58
13:10
June 03, 2020