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Who are your models Who are your teachers A career in medicine is a commitment to lifelong learning. I like to ask premeds Who are your models Who are your teachers Now I acknowledge my own teachers. Many of them, I am sure, have no idea of the magnitude of their influence. I learned from many of my patients, who taught me what textbooks do not nuances of how illnesses behave, how best to say things, the language of compassion, what works and what does not, how people handle tough situations,...

Diagnosis How Physicians Reason

A problem defined is a problem half solved. A diagnosis dictates decisions and action. It can be a simple one, easy and quick to make the common cold, sprained ankle, pneumonia, cystitis (bladder infection). Or it can be more complex, requiring substantial thought and time bacterial endocarditis, a complex illness caused by a heart valve infection ulcerative colitis, sometimes beginning as mild diarrhea instead of the more dramatic bloody bowel movements dissecting aortic aneurysm, a tearing of...

Laurence A Savett MD

AUBURN HOUSE Westport, Connecticut London Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data The human side of medicine learning what it's like to be a patient and what it's like to be a physician Laurence A. Savett. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-86569-318-8 (alk. paper) ISBN 0-86569-319-6 (pbk. alk. paper) 1. Physician and patient. 2. Medicine Miscellanea. 3. Medical care Miscellanea. I. Title. DNLM 1. Physician-Patient Relations. 2. Attitude of Health Personnel....

Addressing Some of the Myths about the Doctor Patient Relationship

How can I keep from becoming emotionally involved In a class for first-year medical students, excerpts from Anatole Broyard's book, Intoxicated by My Illness, are required reading. In it, Broyard, faced with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, declared his requirements for a physician not only a talented physician, but a bit of a metaphysician, too. Someone who can treat body and soul. . . one who enjoyed me.1 In response to the reading, a student asked me, How can I keep from becoming...