Strengthening the doctor patient relationship

 The doctor-patient relationship is the foundation of healthcare. Canadian Physician, William Osler once said “A good physician treats the disease, but a great physician treats the person” This is something that has stuck with me through years of medical school and something I hope to live by. As a medical student, who is passionate about…

Doctor – messiah or manipulative?

A messiah, a saviour, a salve to your wounds, a divine intervention. These were the words often used to describe doctors before Manipulative, money grubbing, narcissistic, arrogant. These are now the words used to describe some of them. A researcher from Weil Cornell University stated that the proportion of people who have great trust in…

Would you judge a doctor by their appearance?

Doctors are humans first, physicians second. If you saw your doctor in a bar or a restaurant holding a drink, would that cause you to question them? If you saw your gynecologist on a lovely beach in Bali, wearing a bikini, would that make you rethink her competence as a physician? I have always been…

The moment we made it

What gets me through the hard moments is envisioning the future when I finally feel closer to my dreams. It keeps me above water on those days that feel endless. Medicine is hard. There is no two ways to say that. It’s endless studying to finally make it, and then, endless working. You also witness…