Tag: medical student

Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

Don’t you want a doctor who cares about all of you?

A rather backwards and whiny WSJ OpEd titled “Take Two Aspirin and Call Me By My Pronouns” has sparked an explosive backlash from the larger medical community, and with good reason. Physician Stanley Goldfarb, retired dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, laments […]

I’m So Lucky I Get To Be a Nerd

I’m So Lucky I Get To Be a Nerd

The firstyear medical students are here! Today was the first day of the Interviewing and Communications Skills course that I co-teach. Last year, I wrote about how amazing this course is: Amazing that it exists (I never had a course like this) and amazing how […]

We Should All Be Afraid

We Should All Be Afraid

“Oh, will you look at those numbers, they’re terrible. I’m so sorry, doctor. I’m not your model patient, anymore,”  she said, as she perched on the edge of my exam table in her flimsy gown, her dark eyes bright with the sheen of tears.* “Goodness, don’t […]