Murmurs: Stories from Our Journey in Medicine

Murmurs: Stories from Our Journey in Medicine is a narrative medicine podcast that explores how health providers and trainees think about their experiences in medicine. Each episode features a member of the UMass Medical School community to discuss a poem or essay they have written about an impactful moment in their medical education or career and takes the listener through the inspiration, writing process and interview with the author. Through these podcasts, we hope to build community, promote reflection and increase awareness of issues of medical education and health inequality.

This storytelling podcast from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA, is the Capstone project of medical students Divya Bhatia ('21) and Qiuwei Yang ('22), with Dr. Hugh Silk advising. Original theme music is by Jacob Paulson and logo art is by Hillary Mullan. Podcasts are available on Apple iTunes Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and other streaming platforms; this collection in eScholarship@UMMS includes transcripts and audio files for each podcast episode. Reach us at or through our Anchor homepage.

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Podcasts from 2020

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Episode 1: Budgeting, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, and Hugh Silk

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Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar, Divya Bhatia, Hugh Silk, Rose Schutzberg, and Qiuwei Yang

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Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and David S. Hatem

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Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Xinmiao Bridget Yang

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Episode 5: Penal Code, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lisa S. Gussak

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Episode 6: Asylum Body Work, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lucy M. Candib

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Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!, Qiuwei Yang, Divya Bhatia, and Hugh Silk