In general, I consider myself to be a planner. In fact, I am an over-planner most of the time. When it comes to traveling I always manage to overpack and I’m ready for every contingency that never seems to occur. This is an interesting observation, because today in the conference I heard some very thought provoking conversations that have challenged me to think about the way I approach medicine. As a second-year medical student, I have very little clinical experience to date, but that will come with time. Today’s conversations have challenged me to bring the planning aspect of my personality to my career as a physician.
Discussion today highlighted the importance of always planning for the worst case scenario. The catch phrase thrown around was the need for a “paradigm shift” in the way physicians approach patient care. It is easy to see a stable patient and revert… Continue reading