I was told that National Doctor’s Day is coming up in the form of an email, while I slouched over piles of slides on gastroparesis and gallstones. Sometimes I forget (and sometimes it takes an email) to remember that in a few years, we will be doctors. Sometimes it takes a fourth-year returning to campus after interview […]
The Role of a Physician
It is hard to fully describe the role of a physician. At its simplest, doctors are meant to provide medical care for people – of course with the caveats of do no harm, and beneficence, and autonomy, and etc etc that we talk about in medical ethics classes. But it in a more practical sense, […]
Is Med School Worth the Dollars, Stress, and Decade Spent in Training?
“Is Med School Worth the Dollars, Stress, and Decade Spent in Training?” I hear this question a lot. Even some of my most capable and well-adjusted friends and fellow medical students have confided to me that in the midst of medical school, they questioned whether this was the right profession for them and whether medical […]