stumbling gracefully through residency

A podcast on diversity and amplifying underrepresented stories and voices in medicine. Hosted by medical residents Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, Bushra Hussein, and Leen Samha, BUNDLE OF HERS is honest and thought-provoking conversations about the challenges women and minorities face in the field of medicine.

Latest Episodes

S4E11: Shattering Elitism

Apr 8, 2021

The assumed mindset is patients should be able to trust doctors because doctors presumably have more education. But placing doctors on an invisible pedestal can have negative connotations. The motion of elitism inhibits solidarity and creates barriers—barriers between each other, and our patients....

S4E10: Elitism in Medicine

Mar 25, 2021

The white coat is a symbol of elitism in medicine. There's a certain way doctors talk, and there's a certain way doctors dress. History has long placed doctors into the elite class—a group of individuals who may be of higher intellect, wealth, power, and/or special skills and experiences, and in ...

S4E9: Perception Awareness

Mar 18, 2021

Perception is how one interprets reality. Awareness is knowledge of a situation. A medical student's perception of a situation may differ from a resident's. Our mindsets are constantly shifting, the way we view and think about things is constantly changing—our changing perspectives mean we're ...

S4E8: Perception vs Reality

Mar 11, 2021

John Hopkins defines evidence-based medicine (EBM) as "the ideal that healthcare professionals should make 'conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence.'" As medical students, EBM was probably just a section on an exam or test. But as residents, knowing when to use EBM when ...

S4E7: Changing Perceptions

Mar 4, 2021

The way we viewed the world as medical students is—with little argument—different than how we view the world as medical residents. As our roles shift, we start to see systems and patients differently with new responsibilities and adjustments we may have once been sheltered from. In S4E7, Leen, ...

S4E6: Unlearning Fatphobia

Feb 25, 2021

As a medical community, we have—whether unknowingly or not—assisted in normalizing fatphobia by simply instructing patients to "lose weight" without having the complicated conversation of "why?" To understand how fatphobia and weight bias have become internalized in ourselves, it's important to ...

S4E5: Invalidate BMI

Feb 18, 2021

As health care providers, we were probably taught at one point or another during our education that health is the absence of illness. And that a person's weight is a standard measurement of health. But the origin of BMI—body mass index— was never intended to link a person's weight with how ...