Monday, November 22, 2010
The Truth Is...I love Internal Medicine
I love being the first one to evaluate a medical problem.
I love using detective work and Occam's Razor to take a complicated story and develop a unified and cohesive diagnosis and treatment plan.
I love using all my senses to treat medical illness. To listen, to touch, to see...being a good internist takes all of them.
I love forming long standing relationships with my patients. Getting to know their children...and grandchildren...and sometimes great grandchildren.
I love catching a diagnosis that everyone else has missed.
I became an Internist because I felt it was the most rounded, challenging, intellectual prospect in all of medicine. As my role in this medical system becomes denigrated, marginalized, and abandoned...
I wonder If I will love it as much.
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 10:07 AM