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I will be a doctor because I was once a patient

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I will be a doctor because I was once a patient

"Everything I ever have and ever will accomplish is in part due to the doctors, nurses, administrators, and security officers who gave me safe, compassionate care. This was no fairytale…
December 1, 2020
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I will be a doctor because I was once a patient

“Everything I ever have and ever will accomplish is in part due to the doctors, nurses, administrators, and security officers who gave me safe, compassionate care. This was no fairytale ending; I wish I never had to make this choice, and I grieved for months for the path I did not choose. But I often think of the resident who held my hand in the procedure suite and told me I would make a fantastic doctor. And when I look at what she gave me — the freedom to pursue my medical education, the privilege to care for patients, the right to live my life how I choose — I hope I’ve made her proud.”

Shira Fishbach is a medical student.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “I will be a doctor because I was once a patient.”

The opinions expressed in this episode are those of the guest and are not necessarily those of the host or the host’s employer. Please review KevinMD’s terms of agreement under “Information disclaimer.”  

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