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Social Media Encourages Initiators in Medicine

Funny how the blogosphere echoes some of the thoughts that have been incubating in my own mind… A few posts have caught my eye recently. One that I have been meaning to comment on was Dr. Vartabedian’s piece “Do You Initiate or Respond?” … Continue reading

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Difficult Interactions in Medicine: Lessons to be learned from the food service industry?

She sat in her crisp, white coat, probably not much older than I am now, leaning back with all of the assurance of someone who recently completed a cardiology fellowship, newly hired by the academic medical center to which I … Continue reading

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A Marriage Made in #HCSM Heaven

Priscilla Chan probably knows that she is going to be watched. What she may not know is that it won’t be the paparazzi alone who will be watching her closely. No sooner did Chan get married to the most famous … Continue reading

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A Message Worth Repeating

I thought to myself, “I am not going to post a link to this article. It has been circulated many times already on Twitter over the past week.” But I read it. Not once. Not twice. THREE times. I shared … Continue reading

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Scalpel, Forceps…Pen?: The Role of Creative Writing in Medical Education

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported a trend on teaching humanities in medical school to comply with a recommendation to teach compassionate care. While clinical acumen is important, empathy is a trait that really enables a physician … Continue reading

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