Momentum

This experience has quickly emboldened by passion for patient safety. Our system is so broken and the thought of repairing it quickly becomes over whelming. It is hard to imagine that small changes can make a significant impact. I have to remind myself that it takes years and sometime decades to change a culture. Yet seeing the ideas and compassion in my colleagues gives me hope. By learning these important lessons at our stage in training, we can work to change the way healthcare functions. We can spread the word, even if slowly; it will get out. As it was beautifully put earlier today, “we must educate the young, and regulate the old.” As we emerge into the field of medicine, I am confident we will make a change. I hope that each of us will be advocates for that change and through our work inspire others. It is disheartening to hear the pain caused by the dangerous system currently in place. I go from anger, to frustration, to motivation. With each story, the cultural shift gains momentum. A momentum that I hope continues to build until it cannot be stopped.

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