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The boiling frog...

There’s an old (and probably apocryphal) notion that if you try to put a frog in boiling water, they will immediately jump out. But if you put that same frog in a pan of cold water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will simply sit there and cook to death. As ugly as that metaphor is, I...



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Beyond Residency: The Tables Have Turned

Do you remember seeing the Pixar short animation called “Geri’s Game”? An elderly man is playing an intent game of chess, and then you see him pick himself up and go over to the other side of the table to play as his opponent. There were many days during my residency year when I wondered, what...



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What to Do When You Realize Your Heroes Have Warts

We all have our personal heroes: People we look up to, chart our course by, and want to emulate. As children, we might look up to sports stars, Disney heroes/heroines, or comic book legends. Closer to home, our heroes might be coaches, soldiers, firefighters, teachers or even family...