Episode 014: Jordyn Feingold, Positive Medicine: Healing Our Healers, Cultivating Wellness, Resilience, and Meaningful Work
In Episode 014 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Well-Being, I welcome student doctor and my new partner in all things well-being and resilience: Jordyn Feingold.
Jordyn, is now a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) where she is actively working toward her combined MD/ Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research. Before medical school, she attended undergrad and received a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
As you will hear in the show Jordyn is a founding member of the student-trainee division of CHARM (the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine), a national network of medical students and residents working together with physicians to identify best practices around physician well-being and promote the resilience of medical practitioners.
She is currently the co-chair of the student wellness committee at ISMMS and is working within her own school and with the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center to develop resilience trainings for medical students, trainees, and practicing physicians. Most importantly Jordyn rejuvenates by singing, exercising, cooking, and nurturing her relationships with family and friends.
Jordyn and I met as a result of the thoughtful connection from my previous guest in Episode 12: Grace Cormier. Following a short introduction, Jordyn and I were off to the races sharing stories of medical education, positive psychology and how we came to discover what exactly it was we were both called to do. Following our initial smiles and tears of disbelief, our passions for supporting fellow medical trainees has only continued to grow. As you heard in Jordyn’s introductory bio, we have recently collaborated to build a new social network of passionate medical trainees dedicated to supporting each other’s well being and changing the way medicine is practiced. We are so excited to share this collaborative group with you and as we discuss in the show, please reach out via email and explore the current database of students via the notes on the podcast past to join and share in our collective mission for wellness in medicine.
Besides sharing our excitement over this new network, our conversation today explores much of Jordyn’s fascinating background bridging early undergraduate coursework in positive psychology with her calling to pursue medicine.
Jordyn shares her views on “Positive Medicine,” and details her unique wellness program REVAMP. In the discussion she describes the creation of this unique, six faceted program and her active pursuits to help medical students, residents and physicians successfully focus on all the aspects necessary for living a fulfilled and meaningful life. From physical vitality and relationships, to accomplishment and positive emotions, Jordyn provides us with an amazing introduction to her multifaceted and revolutionary approach and shares her own experience in living it each and every day.
Jordyn is perhaps one of the most passionate and visionary individuals I have ever met, and I am beyond grateful for the connection that made our friendship possible. Jordyn will no doubt become a regular guest and contributor on the show and I genuinely believe you will resonate with her passionate mind and creative endeavors.
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Read more about Jordyn's work on Mount Sinai's MacroMD Blog, or check out her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jordynhfeingold/.
To access more on CHARM: http://www.im.org/page/charm
To see CHARM's Student Network Agreement:
And below is the contact information for Charm Student Network