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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

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Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety.
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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

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A medical student who developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life was diagnosed with Thin White Female Syndrome and given Ativan
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How I Learned to Give Permission to Myself

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A medical student finally learned how to give permission to himself to explore his memories and experience his emotions.
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A Mother’s Howl: A Medical Student’s Lesson On Giving Bad News

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The heartbreaking sound of a mother's howl helped a medical student appreciate the huge responsibility of giving bad news about a loved one.
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How to Stay Excited and In Love with a Career in...

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

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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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Does the US Have a Physician Shortage or a Physician Training...

The number of medical school graduates greatly exceeds the number of 1st-year residency positions. There's a serious physician training shortage in the US.
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How Phlebotomy Prepared Me for Medical School

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How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be an excellent preparation for medical school.
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My First Patient, My First Death

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A young medical student recalls the indelible experience of taking care of a dying patient. It is the story of her first patient and her first death.
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Listen to Your Patients – They’re Telling You the Diagnosis!

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Individuals and their caregivers are the greatest untapped sources of information, knowledge, and motivation
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The Privilege of Being a Third-Year Medical Student

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We were told that as third-year medical students, we are lucky because we have time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.
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Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

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A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.