Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
Category Archives: Medical Education
Medical school becomes a blur after a few years in practice. You forget about all the hours spent in classrooms and then every night after a quick dinner. You somehow block out the “pimping” [There is a nice explanation on … Continue reading
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet with local medical students as part of an American College of Physicians (ACP) mentorship brunch. I sat with a small group of second year medical students ready to impart my “wisdom.” Mostly, … Continue reading
This past weekend I hosted a screening of The Vanishing Oath and was fortunate to meet the director, Ryan Flesher, MD. Face-to-face, he was upbeat and passionate about film and music and his current topic of physician burnout, which contrasts with … Continue reading
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported a trend on teaching humanities in medical school to comply with a recommendation to teach compassionate care. While clinical acumen is important, empathy is a trait that really enables a physician … Continue reading