How books influence the medical student experience
“I will never forget these words. This physician validated my efforts to emotionally connect with patients. This message will indelibly shape the way I allow myself to care for and become invested in the patients to come in my future. Illness is often incredibly unfair, and sometimes we cannot overcome. However unbeatable a disease may be, a doctor can always remind a patient they are not going through this alone. We can be the one to hold their hand every day and stand with them until the very end. The magic of medicine sometimes lies in the brilliance of a treatment or cleverness of a diagnosis, but most often, it stems from the empathy of one heart opening itself to another.”
Claire Brown is a medical student.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The magic of medicine stems from the empathy of one heart opening itself to another.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/10/the-magic-of-medicine-stems-from-the-empathy-of-one-heart-opening-itself-to-another.html)