This commencement speech by Atul Gawande at Stanford has been making it’s way around the internet. I enjoyed reading it and it made me think about my future in medicine. Just a sample below.
You come into medicine and science at a time of radical transition. You have met the older doctors and scientists who tell the pollsters that they wouldn’t choose their profession if they were given the choice all over again. But you are the generation that was wise enough to ignore them: for what you are hearing is the pain of people experiencing an utter transformation of their world