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The most memorable medical advice these docs ever received


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Doctors say the darndest things. Ranging from the most counterintuitive to the most inspiring, doctors reveal the most memorable pieces of advice they received while attending med school.

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The most memorable medical advice these docs ever received

  1. 1. BEYOND AN APPLE A DAY: 15 Pieces of Practical, Comical and Unexpected Advice Doctors Received in Medical School
  2. 2. “Don’t take a position based on following a person. Then you are just a glorified groupie. A position should stand on its own merits.” Dr. Michael Lozano Jr.
  3. 3. “The enemy of good is better.” Dr. Adam Corley
  4. 4. “Pray before sitting down to study and before each exam.” Dr. Andy Kahn
  5. 5. “The only problem with every-other night call is that you miss half of the good cases.” Dr. Adam Corley
  6. 6. “Treat patients like you want your mom to be treated.” Dr. Harry H. Jung III 2014 Physician of the Year- Anesthesiology
  7. 7. “Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy.” Dr. Jeff Slepin
  8. 8. “You obtain hemostasis in order to close but sometimes you have to close to obtain hemostasis.” Dr. Adam Corley
  9. 9. “Work to live, don’t live to work.” Dr. Jeff Slepin
  10. 10. “Learn how to care for patients, not how to get straight A’s, because in the end C=MD.” Dr. Alan Stone 2014 Physician of the Year - Radiology
  11. 11. “The most important role of a good physician is to provide education to the patient about their illness or problem and the options for dealing with it. This engages them and gives them responsibility in managing or treating their condition.” Dr. Mathis Adams 2014 Physician of the Year – Acute Surgery
  12. 12. “Eat when you can, sleep when you can and don’t mess with the pancreas!” Dr. Adam Corley
  13. 13. “Find out which doctor in the community is not particularly smart or innovative. Then go to visit with them and see how they treat their patients. You will find that they have the most excellent and admirable bedside manner. After all, it’s all that they have to offer. Learn from that doctor how to be a healer.” Dr. Michael Lozano Jr.
  14. 14. “General rules for dermatology: If it’s wet, dry it. If it’s dry, wet it. If you don’t know what it is, don’t touch it.” Dr. Adam Corley