Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
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A recent Harvard Business Review article entitled “Career Plans Are Dangerous” suggests that the where-do-you-see-yourself-in-five-years question is essentially irrelevant in the modern world. “…increasingly, the world is not this predictable. And it is in settings of high uncertainty where traditional … Continue reading
One workday a few years ago, I had to be at a semi-formal family function by a certain time. Of course, of all clinic days, this one was even more hectic: multiple consultant phone calls, phone messages marked with “red … Continue reading
EMRs and iPads may come and go, but I can count on one thing. I realized this last week, when I walked into a couple exam rooms without it. I felt suddenly naked and out of sorts when I entered … Continue reading
One of the easiest Halloween costumes is to put on a white lab coat. You would be instantly recognizable as a doctor. I am exploring the White Coat further. What does it mean to you as a patient or a physician? … Continue reading
Dear readers, At a time when there is so much bad news in the media, I came across this touching story. It speaks for itself, but for doctors, it is a humbling and rejuvenating reminder of exactly what role … Continue reading
The Harvard Business Review recently presented an interview with Zakary Tomala, the author of a Stanford Business School study regarding certainty and uncertainty. The surprising finding? Experts are more persuasive when they’re less certain. “The phenomenon at work here is … Continue reading