Conversation with a Narrative Medicine Expert

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A Day in the Life is a podcast for medical students, by medical students.

In this episode of A Day in the Life, Heena Ahmed interviews Dr. Rita Charon M.D. PhD, a professor of medicine and the founder of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, about what the study of narrative medicine entails, how it enhances empathy through the art of storytelling, how it can be implemented in the medical school curriculum, and how it helps students maintain their creative passions along with their medical careers.

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Heena Ahmed is a fourth year medical student at University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL.