Eugene Kim On Death Once Again

Eugene Kim Once Again! Eugene is a 29yo student, recorder, and gamer. In the nearly three years since his original interview, Eugene has been physically much closer to life and death.

During this conversation, we talk about everything from: being indoor humans and how one day we might be more apelike to the game of Go/Baduk. The importance of connectedness and community shine throughout our conversation with an optimistic look forwards toward his future as a psychiatrist, father, and human.

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On psychiatry in neurology

I walked into her room and gave her the spiel: “So, I can either word vomit everything I’ve read about you in the chart, and you can correct me as we go along, or you can tell me your story, which I’m sure you’ve done many times already.”

Most patients appreciate the out; they’ve spent the past 12hrs repeating the same story to the newest person to walk into the room. Most patients take me up on the chance to correct the young guy in the white coat and sit back as he tells them their own story.

The patient, M, declined and dove headfirst into her story.

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Mackenzi Kim On Death Once Again

Mackenzi Kim Returns! Mackenzi is a 27yo mother, 4th year medical student, and future family medicine physician. In the intervening three years since her initial interview (the first ever On Death episode!), she dove headfirst into a relationship, married her partner, and birthed a wonderful son.

During this emotionally vulnerable conversation, we discuss her lessons from the deaths of family members, what she has learned from a few months of motherhood, and how she imagines a wonderful reunion with loved ones after death.

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