APCCMPD Scholars
APCCMPD Scholars
When Breath Becomes Air

Join Drs. Adamson, Kelm, and Winter as they discuss the book ‘When Breath Becomes Air’, a memoir by the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi. The book is about his journey from childhood in Arizona to his studies in English literature to his pursuit through medical school and eventually in neurosurgery residency. He talks about the many struggles he encountered during medical training that many of us and our trainees have faced and continue to face.

Kalanithi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air. CNIB, 2016.

Rosemary Adamson, MBBS
University of Washington

Rosemary Adamson, MBBS, is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Washington and Associate Section Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. Her academic interests include teaching and assessing learners’ skills in procedures, especially bronchoscopy, and improving healthcare provider wellness. Dr. Adamson is also Chair of the APCCMPD Medical Educator Podcast.

Diana Kelm, MD
Mayo Clinic

Diana Kelm, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Core Faculty for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and the Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Her research is geared towards medical education with specific interests in procedural skills training, gender disparity, and interprofessional education.

Gretchen R. Winter, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Gretchen R. Winter, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed a medicine-pediatrics residency at Indiana University and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Her clinical interests are in cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and critical care medicine. Research interests include patient-physician communication, medical education, and physician wellness. Her philosophy of care is to partner with patients to improve their physical health while also building therapeutic relationships.