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

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 ...

S5E2: Hạ - Community Connections Through Self Expression

Nov 4, 2021

We're excited to bring back our IDENTITY SERIES—this time, a three-parter exploring who we are as human beings. In this special episode, Hạ talks to fellow medical student Xian Mao about how their identities—some similar, some different—impact their self-expression, and how the model ...

S5E1: Confessions of a Medical Intern

Oct 28, 2021

BUNDLE OF HERS returns with conversations and stories of growth. 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. In the fifth season premiere, we look back on intern year—the good and the bad, the predicted...

S4E20: Looking Back, Moving Foward

Jul 8, 2021

No journey is the same, even if we're on the same path. Our different experiences shape who we are and who we hope to become. In the season four finale of BUNDLE OF HERS, we look back on our first year of medical residency—expectations and realities. And as we transition from interns to ...

S4E19: The Line Between Personal and Business

Jul 1, 2021

How we choose to express ourselves in our personal lives shouldn't impact our careers and how professional—or unprofessional—others may deem us. But so often, we can be penalized or punished professionally for something personal. And this can lead to identities being hidden due to fear of being ...