growth through authenticity

A podcast on diversity and amplifying underrepresented stories and voices in medicine. Like a seed that blossoms, it takes time to grow into our true, authentic selves. The lessons we learn along the way add to our identities. Medical residents Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, and Leen Samha, together with medical students Lina Ghabayen, Ha Le, and Mariam Asadian, discuss the challenges of studying and practicing medicine, and how their diverse backgrounds influence their everyday lives in medical school and beyond. Through honest and thought-provoking conversations, BUNDLE OF HERS continues to grow and learn from their diverse experiences, and each other.

Latest Episodes

S5E9: The Flaws of Cultural Competency in Healthcare

Jan 18, 2022

How does a healthcare system ensure the population it serves gets the care it needs? The intentions of cultural competency may begin with wanting to deliver trauma-informed care to diverse communities, but the assumed generalization of a group of people can lead to ignored identities among ...

S5E8: In an Alternative Reality...

Jan 10, 2022

There's a misconception from society that we need to be self-made to be successful. But so many of us are community-made. Communities lift us to be better versions of ourselves—and for some, are the driving forces behind our achievements. In the first episode of 2022, Hạ, Leen, Lina, and Mariam ...

S5E7: Layers of Radical Rage

Dec 16, 2021

A lot of society tells us that some people can be angry and others can't—and that rage is an emotion often associated with certain stereotypes. But just because someone else can't understand your rage doesn't mean it's not real. Rage is our lived experiences and the policing of people's rage can ...

S5E6: The Different Manifestations of Confidence

Dec 9, 2021

Confidence is often said to be a characteristic of a leader. "You need to work on your confidence" if you want others to take you seriously. But is there a correct way to be confident? And when does showcasing what others may perceive as confidence interfere with your authentic identity? In S5E6, ...

S5E5: The Pressures to be Published

Dec 2, 2021

Research should be about pushing the boundaries of knowledge—and when done well, is built out of community and collaboration. It should not be about outshining one another. But so often in the field of medicine, the pressures to be published are attached to career gains and advancements. In S5E5, ...

S5E4: Lina - Strength from Community

Nov 18, 2021

There's a skewed mindset that we need to give 100% all the time. But there's strength in admitting you're not at full capacity—even momentarily—and a break is needed. That's when community matters. Concluding the comeback of our IDENTITY SERIES—a three-parter exploring who we are as human ...

S5E3: Mariam - Living Beyond Assimilation

Nov 11, 2021

Living as a minority in America, there can be pressures to conform and fit in with the majority. Continuing our IDENTITY SERIES—a three-parter exploring who we are as human beings—in S5E3, Mariam and Harjit talk about the complexities of being first-generation/immigrants in America, and how ...