Oh, the Humanities!
28 Apr, 2011
This episode aired on Sunday April 24, and the free podcast download is now available on our iTunes page!
In this episode, hosts Avash Kalra and Shamie Das discuss the intersection of the humanities — literature and writing — with the medical profession. Kalra recently attended the annual “Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine” conference at the University of Iowa, and he describes his experience there and the lessons learned from writers and journalists across the country.
In addition, Kalra discusses a recent short story he wrote, which he presented at the conference in Iowa City. Click here to read that story, entitled “Can I Go Home?”
Featured Guests: Residency Program Directors — Dr. Kevin Hinchey (Internal Medicine, Tufts University Baystate), Dr. Patrick Duff (OB/GYN, Univ. of Florida), and Dr. Michael Leitman (Surgery, Albert Einstein University’s Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC) — provide advice regarding the residency application process and provide insight for all listeners regarding how the future of the medical profession is chosen and trained.
Again, remember that, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page!