May 12, 2021 2 min read
The Nocturnists award-winning podcast is a must-listen for anyone who works in healthcare. Each episode, creator and host Dr. Emily Silverman has meaningful conversations with fellow healthcare workers, exploring the joy, sorrow, and self-discovery of a life in the medical field. It’s poignant and thought-provoking, and a nourishing listen during a time where healthcare burnout is at an all-time high.
I love it so much that we sponsored a recent episode featuring Dr. Suzanne Koven, author of “Letters to a Young Female Physician,” a memoir chronicling Dr. Koven’s experience in medical school in the 1980s. In the episode, Dr. Koven shares stories that I know will sound familiar to other women physicians — from the casual sexism she experienced to having to write her own maternal leave policy (as the only woman physician in her practice). I teared up a few times throughout the episode because it hit really close to home, but particularly around minute 33, where Dr. Silverman and Dr. Koven discuss the dizzying array of roles modern physicians have evolved to play: spiritual, scientific, emotional, technical, data-entry, and more. They explore the question: is this too much to ask of one person? Click here to listen to the episode, and definitely subscribe.
Listening to The Nocturnists episodes has become part of my personal education routine — it illuminates medical workers’ experiences with curiosity and compassion. Here are a couple reasons I love it:
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