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"What advice would we give ourselves if we were back in medical school, knowing what we know now?"
So begins this lively discussion by our panel of seasoned locum physicians on what advice they'd offer to today's medical students, in the context of all the experiences and knowledge they've gained through decades of direct medical career development.
"When you're young, you're idealistic, you want to save the world," advises Dr. Manisha Shah, a practicing cardiologist. "What I realize now, is to take care of the people that you are caring for — your patients, your family, your friends, and do the best job you can."
Pediatrician Dr. Cynthia Dockins' advice to medical students is to take a little time from your studies to have fun and build interpersonal relationships — something many med students simply don't take the time to do.
Other nuggets of advice for medical students from our physician panel include:
- Find a mentor
- Try to balance work and studies with social interaction
- Get to know yourself — find out what makes you happy, and follow your heart
Video: Advice for Medical Students from Staff Care's Physician Panel
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