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Podcast: On becoming a healer

In this podcast, which builds on Dr. Weiner’s book, On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring about Your Patients (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), two physicians, take a thoughtful, critical look at medical training and the culture of medicine.

Concert of Dreams

On stage, my sweaty palms encased the bow,
legs swaddled around the cello,
sat across an audience of thousands,
only one mattered: Yo-Yo Ma
His stern gaze petrifying.

The Examination

The Examination 55 Word Essay   Leaving the examination room, row by row, Examinees passed by with their faces beaming with confidence. Kneeling on the ground …

Halfway Point

Halfway Point 55 Word Essay   Woken up on the plane. Annoyed, I looked to my left, he was twitching and jerking. Confused, I called. A …


Yearning 55 Word Essay   Patience. Painkillers. Recovery. First words I heard before being sentenced to bed rest. Sight and sound, my only portals to the …