Journeys to Medicine: The Synapse Podcast

The Synapse Club at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are a group of aspiring physicians who have a passion for storytelling and medical humanities. Journeys to Medicine is the official podcast of GCSOM’s Synapse.

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S2E2: Leadership (A Live One)

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Journeys to Medicine ventures into a live episode. At a Synapse meeting earlier this year, three students shared their experiences with leadership. Please enjoy pieces from Rajan Patel (M1), Ara Khoylyan (M2), and a final piece from outgoing Synapse President Jordan Salvato.

Season 2, Episode 1: Empathy

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Journeys to Medicine is back with two new stories. Erich Miller talks about his struggles with what he calls "the beast" and the empathy a provider showed him while inspiring Erich to pursue medicine. Yousef Hakim shares a story about the sacrifices immigrant families make in order to help their children succeed.

Episode 3: Identity

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Featured in this episode:
Haydn Swackhamer (Class of 2025)- "That Time I Tried Acapella"Jordan Salvato (Class of 2026)- "Who are you?"A surprise presenter (PGY-6)-  "Some Old Cardboard"
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Wednesday Feb 01, 2023

Hey, all.  We're two episodes into the first season of Journeys to Medicine and I'm happy to announce we are working on two more before calling it a season for this academic year.
Today's bonus content provides more information about the rest of Season One, our new website, and the third annual TEDx GCSOM event which is coordinated by Synapse and will be held on February 7th at 5:00.
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A special thanks to the Marketing, Media, and Public Relations folks at Geisinger Health System and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences for their help.

Friday Dec 16, 2022

Student leadership takes center stage in this episode related to Family.  Two of our executive board member discuss the role of family in their lives and how loss put them on their journeys to medicine.
In this episode:
SooYoung VanDeMark (Class of 2025) presents "The Silver Lining in Death and Dying"
Edward Liu (Class of 2025) presents "Overcoming from Afar"

Episode 1: Adversity

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Adversity is something we all face.  The question becomes how well are we equipped to deal with it.  The aspiring physicians of GCSOM's Synapse Club consider Adversity through their own experience and how it informs their future practice with patients.
Featured in this episode:Jordan Salvato (Class of 2026)- "The Ivy League Chicken Salesman"Khevna Joshi (Class of 2025)- "From Speechlessness to Eloquence"Vincent Scalcione (Class of 2026)- "Adversity and Allergies: A Type 1 Hypersensitivity to Self Advocacy"

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