“being a naive medical student I gave her my cell phone number”

JAMA Learning to Breath Elizabeth Levin MD

Reading this JAMA article by Elizabeth Levin MD reflecting on a medical school experience and it reminded me of the incredible efficiency with which some Medical Schools erode student empathy.

Let’s be clear: there are times where it isn’t appropriate to share your mobile number with a Patient but it’s not a sign of naiveity, giving your number to a Patient can be an incredibly caring thing to do and you get your authority from how much you care and Patients want to know how much you care before they want to know how much you know.

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One Response to “being a naive medical student I gave her my cell phone number”

  1. Just Haroon says:

    Lovely thoughts — could not agree more

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