Third-year rotations forced me to reckon with my emotional capacity as a human and future physician. With each patient encounter, I had to decide whether my skin was too thick or too thin.
Perhaps the single most awkward conversation that a third-year medical student can have with an attending physician is the one that begins with the attending asking, “So, what medical specialty are you interested in going into?”
Dr. Goodly saw patients on Thanksgiving every year. Wasn’t that the whole point of the holiday?
Even though providers often must jump for one room to the next, it is important that they take the time to learn about each patient’s individual needs.