Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why do Doctors Get Involved in Leadership?

Toby Hillman reflects on this question in his recent post to the BMJ Group Blog. As medical students and future physicians, you will each have to answer this question for yourselves.
"It is a useful exercise to take a step out of your comfort zone, and really examine the driving force behind your attitudes, and actions. It is not something that we as clinicians are often comfortable doing ..."
I invite you to click on the link and read the full posting.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What it means to care for your patient!

Third year UMHS-SK medical student, Kristin Riggs, puts a little heart back into the practice of medicine. "For Jose" is a moving, personal narrative published this month in "Family Medicine" Journal ~ [Vol.44,No.1 Jan 2012] . Ms. Riggs will no doubt have many more similar patient encounters as she embarks on her chosen career as a family physician, but this one with Jose, she has generously shared with all of us.
"In just a split second, his eyes told me more than any doctor or procedure had told me that day; he was scared, he was alone, and there was nothing he could do about it."
Thanks Kristin for holding Jose's hand!
Please take a few minutes to read this precious experience! Click on the link to the TOC's for the latest issue [January 2012], and scroll down to the article.

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