Below is a collection of podcasts related to humanism in healthcare, including The Gold Connection, produced by the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Listen, like and subscribe.

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The Gold Connection

The Gold Connection is a podcast created and produced by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a program of The Gold Foundation, that features topics and themes related to humanism in healthcare, and highlighting the work of those involved in the Gold community.

The Nocturnists

The Nocturnists is an award-winning, independent medical storytelling podcast hosted by physician Emily Silverman. They’ve aired stories from live performances, intimate audio diaries from healthcare workers, and insightful interviews with artists who tackle medical themes in their work. Through storytelling, they hope to humanize healthcare, support clinician wellbeing, and transform medical culture.

Design Lab

Through Design Lab, Bon and his guests tell stories about how the worlds of design, art, science and health intersect. Conversations offer new insights, hacks and design principles that you can apply to your own life.

The Human Doctor

Through The Human Doctor, Dr. Kimberly Manning and Dr. Ashley McMullen are two dope academic internists who use the power of storytelling to explore the human side of medicine, along with teaching, living, learning, and all things in between.

Conversations on Healing

Conversations on Healing features interviews with top healthcare leaders, practitioners, and thought leaders about the world of wellness, the powers of medicine, and what it means to heal today. This podcast is a great resource for anyone looking for wellness resources who wants to learn more about health and healing in the modern world.

Body, Healing & Trauma by On Being

This themed collection from the OnBeing archive features conversations with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on what it means to be a healer, poet Gregory Orr on the language of grief, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen on how we live with loss, and more.

Docs with Disabilities

Docs with Disabilities features hosts Drs. Lisa Meeks, Peter Poullos, and guest hosts diving deeply into the experiences of health care team members with disabilities through critical conversations with the doctors, researchers, administrators, faculty and policy makers that work to ensure medicine remains an equal opportunity profession.

Thriving in Scrubs

Thriving is not the absence of adversity, but rather a result of what we learn after we stumble. Episodes of the Thriving in Scrubs podcast examine how working as health professionals strengthens through challenge. Stories highlight experiences of embracing struggle, finding meaning, and celebrating triumph, fostering a sense of shared humanity and acting as a reminder that “we are not alone.”

On Becoming a Healer

On Becoming a Healer features dialogue and interviews hosted by two physicians, Saul J. Weiner MD, and Stefan Kertesz MD MSc, who take a critical look at medical training and the culture of medicine, exploring how interpersonal boundary clarity and the capacity to fully engage are essential to effective medical practice, mentoring, medical education, and a nourishing career.

The Clinic and The Person

The Clinic and The Person aims to bring the attention of health care professionals, educators, researchers and others to the interests and plights of people with specific health problems by drawing from works in the humanities—any genre—that relate directly to how people are affected by specific clinical events and health care situations such as restricted access to care and gut-wrenching, life and death choices.

The Hippocratic Forum

These four short episodes by The Hippocratic Forum, co-created by Gold Humanism Honor Society member John Rhee, MD, offer medical trainees and professionals reflection prompts on how to uncover, cultivate, and put into practice your ideals by seeking growth through challenges and is intended to help regain a sense of hope and renewal in the daily joys and challenges of the clinical world.

Healthcare is Human

Through the Healthcare is Human project, Dr. Ryan McCarthy interviews healthcare workers who tell their own stores, while Molly Humphreys candidly photographs them during their workday; these stunning photographs are displayed on Facebook, Instagram, and at exhibits in West Virginia. Healthcare is Human is featured in 100 Days in Appalachia.

Med Life with Dr. Jillian Horton

On Med Life with Dr. Horton podcast, Dr. Jillian Horton interviews specialists on topics ranging from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) to physician burnout to creativity in medicine.

The Short Coat Podcast

Each episode of The Short Coat podcast features a conversation among medical students who offer honest perspectives and guidance to the intense world of medical school.

The Clinical Excellence Podcast

The Clinical Excellence Podcast, presented by the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at UChicago Medicine, features hosts Drs. Adam Cifu and Matthew Sorrentino as they discuss the relationships between doctors and patients, interview authors of research pertinent to improving clinical care and the doctor-patient relationship, and dissect with both physicians and patients about the unique challenges in the doctor-patient relationship.

Medical Humanities Podcast

The Medical Humanities podcast, from the journal of the same name, features interviews and stories that uncover creative approaches to showcasing an array of healthcare experiences.


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