I came across a very interesting blog written by another Canadian medical student (no, I don’t know this person…) and their most recent post is about learning from patients. Reading this person’s entry (read it here), especially on the heels of my experience from the other day, was a quick reminder that patients are our best and most important teachers. As outlined in this person’s blog, we as medical students (and even practicing physicians) make it our job to learn about medicine so that we can provide the best care to patients. However, it is the patient who teaches us about life and humanity.
And when it comes down to it, what is the point in practicing medicine if we don’t understand or appreciate the value of life?
- Advice for Medical Students (crankygiraffe.wordpress.com)
- The Sky is Falling (crankygiraffe.wordpress.com)
- Well: Why Failing Med Students Don’t Get Failing Grades (well.blogs.nytimes.com)