The Last Mask
Stephen Lewellis, MD, PhD shares how his last mask removal symbolically helps to bring back the authentic connect for which he pursued the field.
Art is Part of Medicine and Caring for People. It is My Truth.
Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD FACP became a physician to blend art and science together to fully embrace and care for the human experience.
A Calling Since Age 3
Jovita Oruwari, MD believes that medicine, for her, was a calling. She’s known she she was 3.
Making Impact Through Human Connection
Dana Corriel, MD, has always been drawn to other humans. Going into medicine helped her make impact through connections.
That Feeling of Utter Vulnerability..
Amna Shabbir, MD was “born into medicine”. But it was her experience as a patient that propelled her into the field.
From Registered Dietitian to Physician
Two events shaped dietitian Basma Faris’s decision to add a medical degree to her name. She shares them in our #whymedicine challenge.
Prepared for an Apocalypse
I knew from an early age I wanted a career that could pay me in chickens in case of an apocalypse. Outside of raising them myself, family medicine was the best fit for me—not as many chickens as I expected as a kid, but over the years, I have earned more than my share of jam, veggies, and thank you cards to more than satisfy me!
#WhyMedicine: Why Do People Go Into Medicine?
In honor of the newly released essay compilation, What We Bring to the Practice of Medicine, we opened up this insightful question to our authors and beyond!