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Murmurs: Stories from our Journey in Medicine

15 EpisodesProduced by Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Dr. Hugh SilkWebsite

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… read more

15 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Goodbye Season 2, and Thank You!

January 10th, 2022


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. …

Hiya: Saving Face, Anxiety, and Asian-Americans

January 3rd, 2022


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 …


December 27th, 2021


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 …

An Appreciative Inquiry Narrative

December 20th, 2021


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 …

People and Places

December 13th, 2021


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 …

Check Engine Light

December 6th, 2021


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 …

Reflections on a Visit to Holland

November 29th, 2021


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

Welcome to Season 2!

November 22nd, 2021


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!

Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!

September 1st, 2020


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 …

Episode 6: Asylum Body Work

August 25th, 2020


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 …

Episode 5: Penal Code

July 16th, 2020


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. …

Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor

July 6th, 2020


Divya Bhatia and Qiuwei Yang sit down with Bridget Yang to discuss her piece, "Dear Anonymous Donor,” and the anatomy lab experience. Recorded …

Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do

June 29th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Dave Hatem discusses the moment when his perspective on the neurological exam changes with hosts Qiuwei Yang and Dr. Hugh …

Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar

June 21st, 2020


Divya Bhatia and Dr. Hugh Silk sit down with medical student Rose Schutzberg to discuss her piece, "Friendly, not Familiar" about an experience …

Episode 1: Budgeting

June 3rd, 2020


For the inaugural episode, hosts Divya Bhatia and Dr. Hugh Silk discuss the piece "Budgeting", written by their very own Qiuwei Yang.  Recorded May …

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