At the end of February I completed an elective rotation in Molecular Pathology. Given my general sense that I have explored and know more about pathology than most medical students given my interest in the field, I was struck by how eye opening this experience was. First, while I obviously knew the importance of pathology […]
The Importance of Personal Relationships in Medicine
This was my first week on my general neurology rotations. In addition to encountering the always fascinating variety of neuropathophysiology ,this was a week that firmly underscored how important personal relationships continue to be to the work of caring for patients. Various aspects of this reality were all centered into a single case. The first […]
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions!
We’ve all been there: the attending is explaining something or is doing a procedure and you want to ask a question. But you don’t know enough about the topic to know whether or not it’s a valid question. So you bite your tongue because you don’t want to appear incompetent in front of everyone else. […]