Motivation: 21 December 2017

Today it is Thursday December 21th 2017, I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! It is just 4 days until Christmas and for many of you who are still in school, you are already off for the holiday. For my residents and physicians I know you are working hard and most likely extra busy with flu season and the extra holiday hospital traffic. I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join me. Todays Surviving medicine Motivation episode is going to be about choosing yourself.

Motivation: 13 December 2017

Today it is Wednesday December 13th 2017, I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! For many of you, you are in the middle of final exams or prepping for them later this week! For my residents and physicians I know you are running full swing into the holiday season which coincides perfectly with flu season. I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy to join me. If if you are listening to this after the fact, I know the lessons in todays episode will still be relevant. Yesterday, a dear friend of mine and previous podcast guest, Caleb Hentges, back from episode 10, flew into NYC for a few hours and without pause, I dropped everything and found the time to take him around NYC and take him to my favorite restaurant in the city. Something I didn’t think about until later when someone asked me if I would do medicine again. They may sound unrelated but let me explain Todays Surviving medicine Motivation episode is going to be about Time.

Surviving Medicine Motivation: 1 December 2017

Motivation: 1 December 2017 Balance There was a story of a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed blood from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.” As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?” Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.