The Most Important Career Advice

The Most Important Career Advice

Two weeks ago, a medical student contacted me to seek some career advice. I was prepared to offer my usual reassurance and support, but the advice he was seeking was different. He asked, “Should I take a year off to pursue an internship with a public relations firm?”...
The Essence of Achievement

The Essence of Achievement

At our medical school in Utah, we have first year medical students take an inventory of their strengths using StrengthsFinder, an instrument developed by the Gallup organization. Out of the the 34 talent/strengths of the instrument, the most common one among students...
The 10-Year Commute

The 10-Year Commute

A few years ago, I was commuting into work. A radio program was on the air where it talked about the process of learning. It asked the question: Most of us drive every day. Does this ‘practice’ of driving make us better drivers? The answer for me, and I...