Tag: Hearing the Call

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July 12, 2016

Things Other Than Transplant Surgeons

Hearing the Call:  A Feature on How Physicians and Medical Educators Came to Understand Their Vocation By Sarah E. Stumbar Sometime during middle school, I became engrossed in a series of young adult novels about children dying of tragic diseases: heart failure (saved by a heart transplant!) leukemia, cystic fibrosis. I wanted to be a […]
June 21, 2016

Time to Heal

Hearing the Call:  A Feature on How Physicians and Medical Educators Came to Understand their Vocation By Deb Roman The children tried to cope, but at times, the best they could do was to go into a room and scream, sometimes for more than an hour, emerging exhausted and distant.  They struggled to find comfort […]
June 9, 2016

Landing the Role of a Lifetime

Hearing the Call:  A Feature on How Physicians and Medical Educators Came to Understand their Vocation By Kerensa Peterson Sometimes, a place just feels right, like home.  When I entered the Clinical Education Center for the first time, I immediately felt calm—an unusual feeling before an audition.  When I arrived, I made my way to […]
May 26, 2016

Not Your Father’s Medical Humanities

Hearing the Call:  A Feature on How Physicians and Medical Educators Came to Understand their Vocation By Delese Wear & Therese Jones No one would argue that the definitions of “health” and “medicine” are different.  However,  when some of us began to urge a change regarding those words as modifiers—as in medical humanities being replaced […]
May 24, 2016

HEARING THE CALL: A Feature on How Physicians and Medical Educators Came to Understand their Vocation

My Family Doctor By Janet Piskurich I grew up in a small steel town not knowing about the immune deficiency that caused me to spend more time in my family doctor’s office than most girls my age.  I still remember the mirror on his forehead, the way his mustache moved when he examined my throat […]