Tag: empathy

Charles Surette Charles Surette (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Boston University School of Medicine


Charles Surette is a third year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. When he's not being bounced around to a new site every six to eight weeks, he's cheering on his beloved Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox or contemplating his next takeout order.




My First Ethical Dilemma

It was Friday of the seventh week of my family medicine clerkship. I was tired. Tired from the day and, honestly, tired from the clerkship. I was ready for a change of pace. The next patient was Mr. S., a 30-year-old male, here for an establish care visit. I did not recognize the name. I reviewed his chart before the encounter, two visits in the system, both to the ER for cocaine-induced angina. I stereotyped him immediately. Not that this was right, but I did. I think everyone does.

Caleb Grote (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

University of Kansas Medical Center


I am a MD/PhD student that recently graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center. My PhD research was focused on the role of sensory neuron insulin signaling in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy. I matched into orthopedic surgery at my home institution.