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Becoming A Better Doctor

I write a good deal about getting out of medicine, but I am not escaping medicine due to an inability of clinical performance. I didn’t have the highest scores in the didactic years of medical school, but I started killing it in residency. Residency was easier than my job as a fish and reptile specialist […]

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Your Life Is Not Predetermined

One of the first things I tell my residents (after apologizing for cursing so much) is that “you can be whoever you want to be when you set foot in that exam room”   Some patients make certain assumptions about you as soon as you walk in and introduce yourself and will behave towards you […]