Yesterday I looked in the eyes of a mother and told her that her son was likely to die in the next six months, and I had no more ways to try to make his heart stronger. Her son is 36 years old, and a father of two boys. He was on the bed beside her chair, covering his eyes, as if what lies before him was just too much ...

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I recently gave a teaching workshop focused on giving feedback. Thrilled to share my passion for medical education, I excitedly prepared my slides, ready to discuss tools that can help make someone a more effective educator. Despite the evidence and the recommendations from well-known educators I presented, there was an attendee that was dubious. The inevitable question arose, “But, why?” Why, this person asked, take the time to give feedback when ...

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Dear trainee, I was once in your shoes. There was a time where I wore a beat up white coat, pockets overflowing with cards and knew every nook and cranny of the hospital. I was the doctor that woke up the patients in the am, gently asking them to roll over so I could listen to their lungs sounds. That was me. If you’re anything like me, then you are counting the ...

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