Top 11 advice physicians would give their younger selves

December 9, 2017

No matter the profession, everyone wishes they could go back in time and provide sage wisdom to their younger selves to help ease the path that awaits them.

 

 

No matter the profession, everyone wishes they could go back in time and provide sage wisdom to their younger selves to help ease the path that awaits them.

It’s no different in medicine.

We recently asked members of the Medical Economics Editorial Advisory Board and our 200-physician member Reader Reactor Panel what they would say to their younger selves in medical school or residency about medicine.

What do you wish you knew back then? Tell us at medec@ubm.com.

 

Wayne Chen, MD

Geriatrics

Los Angeles, California

(Chen serves as medical director of managed care for Alignment Health, a Medicare Advantage plan).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan P. Osborne, DO
Family medicine
Floyd, Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Family medicine
Rancho Mirage, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Seymour, MD
Family medicine
Denton, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Horvitz DO
Family medicine
Moorestown, New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Kagan, MD
Internal medicine
Newington, Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kagan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Thau, MD
Pulmonologist
Stamford, Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Purdie, MD

Family medicine
Rome, Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Bakos, MD/PhD

Internal medicine / pediatrics

Sacramento, California