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A podcast about diversity in medicine. Third-year medical students Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, Bushra Hussein, and Leen Samha discuss the challenges of studying medicine and how their diverse backgrounds influence their everyday lives in medical school and beyond. Talking about topics that are underrepresented to keep the conversations honest and thought-provoking, Bundle Of Hers keeps it real and raw while stumbling gracefully through med school.

A podcast about diversity in medicine. Third-year medical students Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, Bushra Hussein, and Leen Samha discuss the challenges of studying medicine and how their diverse backgrounds influence their everyday lives in medical school and beyond. Talking about topics that are underrepresented to keep the conversations honest and thought-provoking, Bundle Of Hers keeps it real and raw while stumbling gracefully through med school.
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A podcast about diversity in medicine. Third-year medical students Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, Bushra Hussein, and Leen Samha discuss the challenges of studying medicine and how their diverse backgrounds influence their everyday lives in medical school and beyond. Talking about topics that are underrepresented to keep the conversations honest and thought-provoking, Bundle Of Hers keeps it real and raw while stumbling gracefully through med school.

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English


Episodes

Ep 2.21: Finding Sucess in Rejection

5/22/2019
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Rejection isn't something a lot of people want to talk about, but it's probably safe to assume rejection happens to a lot of people. Whether it's rejection to med school, from a mentor, or even from friends who aren't in the mood for hanging out—rejection's hard. But rejection doesn't have to be the end. In this episode, we talk about getting past rejections and not letting them define your successes.

Duration:00:21:47

Ep 2.20: Leadership Through Diversity

5/8/2019
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How do you play the game but still get what you want? How do you make a change while still fitting into the system? In this episode, we talk to Dr. Nwando Olayiwola, chief clinical transformation officer at RubiconMD and founder of the Association of Minority Women Professionals, about making change and leading through authenticity, passion, and diversity.

Duration:00:26:44

Ep 2.19: Coping With Failure in Med School

4/10/2019
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Failing medical school is probably the biggest fear for every medical student. You don't anticipate you'll fail, and you can't really prepare for it either ... but what happens if you do fail? How do you handle the situation logistically? How do you handle the situation mentally? In this episode, we talk about the difficult topic of failing medical school and how to move forward.

Duration:00:30:56

Ep 2.18: Delivering Difficult News

4/10/2019
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Going into medicine, a lot of us might fear delivering difficult news and information to patients and their families. After all, what's the "right" way to tell someone they've been diagnosed with cancer, or that their parent has passed? As doctors, is it better to be strong for the patient, or be vulnerable with them? In this episode, we talk about the importance of presentation of knowledge when you have to have that difficult conversation with patients and their families.

Duration:00:20:33

Ep 2.17: Ambiguity of Culture and Religion in Science

3/27/2019
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It can sometimes be difficult to separate between religion and science, especially if you practice both. But, religion and science can co-exist. In this episode, Leen and Harjit talk to fellow classmate Bryan Grover about navigating the ambiguity of culture and religion in science, and the discussion of theory versus fact.

Duration:00:30:37

Ep 2.16: Normalizing Sex Education

3/13/2019
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It's something the majority of us can relate to, but many actually don't receive proper sex education, or they’re getting unhelpful and misinformed information. Sex education is surprisingly still stigmatized in medical school. On this episode, we talk about why, as future doctors, we think it's critical people, especially young teenagers, receive proper education on sex, birth control, and learn about their own sexual orientation, and why it's important to normalize the conversation...

Duration:00:24:18

Ep 2.15: History, Present, and Future of OB/GYN

2/27/2019
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For a long chunk of history, the field of medicine was male-dominated and obstetrics and gynaecology was no exception. In this episode, we talk about the growth of the field, the root of sensitivity surrounding the medical specialty, and why, even though OB/GYN is now largely female-dominated, discrepancy still exists.

Duration:00:17:28

Ep 2.14: Discussions of Weight Bias in Health Care

2/13/2019
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Healthy bodies can come in all shapes and sizes. But sometimes our cultural weight bias (or fatphobia) can interfere with patient rapport. Margaux and Harjit discusses the issue of weight bias in health care.

Duration:00:19:38

Ep 2.13: Aligning Passion with Purpose

1/30/2019
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Third-year of med school involves a lot of soulsearching—we're more than halfway to becoming physicians and finding the time to balance everything in life can be a huge task. In this episode, Leen and Bushra talk to Dr. Megan Fix, emergency medicine physician and mentor for medical students and residents at University of Utah Health, about understanding priorities and how to balance med school with everything else going on.

Duration:00:22:34

Ep 2.12: End-of-Year Reflections

12/12/2018
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Life keeps going but that doesn't mean you shouldn't slow down every now and then to reflect on all the good you've accomplished and all the milestones you've passed. Self-reflecting is important for self-growth—it can help ground you to where you want to be and get to in life. As the year comes to an end, we're chatting about goals we made and the lessons we learned in 2018.

Duration:00:25:25

Ep 2.11: The Climb to Residency isn't as Steep as it Appears

12/5/2018
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For many med students, the climb to residency can seem like a steep mountain, and it can be difficult to take a step back and recognize your accomplishments. But it's important to remember that all residents, all physicians, were med students at one point in their journey to the top. We talked to psychiatry resident Jackson Wong about navigating the hospital hierarchy and how to prepare ourselves for residency.

Duration:00:28:25

Ep 2.10: Going Beyond "Let Me Know if You Need Help"

11/28/2018
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Sometimes it can feel awkward to reach out to someone you notice may need support. Learning how to navigate and break through these feelings is a key part of being a compassionate doctor, colleague, and friend.

Duration:00:21:31

Ep 2.09: Making Connections

11/21/2018
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Whether you connect on a cultural level, or that you're women practicing medicine, most of us want to feel like we matter, like we're valued. Making connections with others from the same communities can give you a sense of belonging.

Duration:00:21:29

Ep 2.08: Confessions of a 3rd-Year Medical Student

10/17/2018
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You know you’re a medical student when you cannot count how many times you’ve run after a resident… only to follow them to the door of a bathroom. It happens. We’re sharing some of our embarrassing, funny, confusing, and frustrating moments of third-year so far… because you shouldn’t have to go through medical school alone.

Duration:00:28:37

Ep 2.07: Inclusion vs. Tokenism

10/10/2018
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Diversity can be a sensitive subject, and the line separating inclusion and tokenism can be blurry. Merriam-Webster defines tokenism as, "the policy or practice of making only a symbolic effort, as to desegregate." Have you ever been tokenized?

Duration:00:23:07

Ep 2.06: 'New Amsterdam' Pilot Review

10/3/2018
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We watched and discussed New Amsterdam, NBC's newest medical drama based on the oldest public hospital in the United States — the good, the bad, and the medical inaccuracies.

Duration:00:26:14

Ep 2.05: Language Barriers in Healthcare

9/26/2018
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synopsis: Medicine, like the human body, is a universal science. But a difference in language can cause confusion between physician and patient. How do we navigate something so universally similar when effective communication is missing?

Duration:00:17:46

Ep 2.04: Fitting Into the Hospital Hierarchy

9/12/2018
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Medical school is tough enough without feeling like you're not good enough. Not smart enough. Not hard working enough. As third-years, fitting into the hospital hierarchy can be challenging. Are you part of the team? Or are you only a student?

Duration:00:29:48

Ep 2.03: Showing Empathy

9/5/2018
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There have always been discussions about whether physicians should show empathy or remain stern when interacting with patients. And while there are valid points on both sides, it's important to remember that physicians are human beings. And human beings have emotions.

Duration:00:23:30

Ep 2.02: Recognizing Cultural Backgrounds in Medicine

8/29/2018
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"Every patient should be treated the same." WRONG! Quite the opposite—we believe no two patients should receive the same care. From their health conditions to their cultural backgrounds, each patient is different. Acknowledging and understanding the differences will help you provide better care.

Duration:00:19:37