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How to Stay Excited and In Love with a Career in Medicine

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/28/2020 - 7

If you combine an insatiable desire to expand skills with a fearlessness to walk away, you can have a long, exciting career in medicine.

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Dealing with a Rare Eye Disease in the Midst of COVID19

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 8/26/2020 - 6

After being diagnosed with a rare eye disease, a doctor learns the best treatment is immunosuppression-a risky choice in the midst of COVID19

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My Grandparents’ Agonizing Deaths Taught Me to Be a Better Doctor

Lauren Klingman M.D. - 8/16/2020 - 10

A medical student’s mom told her witnessing her grandfather’s agonizing death was a gift, implying that it would make her a better doctor.

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TakeCHARGE: How Turning 18 Changed My Healthcare Forever

Abby Briggs - 6/29/2020 - 0

A college student describes how the TakeCHARGE 5 Steps program helped her when she turned 18 and healthcare changed for her forever.

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How Phlebotomy Prepared Me for Medical School

Connor Benton, MD - 6/23/2020 - 4

How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be an excellent preparation for medical school.

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What Happened When I Fell and Broke My Shoulder

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/25/2020 - 244

After I fell and broke my shoulder, I learned that there are many issues to consider besides the fall and fracture, including fear of falling.

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Getting Hit By a Truck Taught Me the Power of Love

Vicki Howell - 5/20/2020 - 21

After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.

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