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, Hạ Lê, 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

S4E12: The Origins of White Feminism

Apr 15, 2021

Feminism is complex. Oxford dictionary defines feminism as, "The advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." But the trouble with this idea of feminism is, first and foremost, having to buy into a gender binary in which other oppressions, such as racism, are excluded. In ...

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 health care 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 ...