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Frank H Netter School of Medicine Commencement 2019 ~ Dr. Wible →



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Living your spiritual calling in medicine →



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Keynote: Secrets to loving your life in healthcare →



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Suicide keynote gets standing ovation at AMSA →

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Should I go to medical school? →

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Medical school manslaughter? →

Medical Student Manslaughter

Michelle Carter has just been convicted of manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy to complete suicide in 2014. “Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself,” she said.  Michele was 17 at the time. So what should happen to medical school professors who use the same words,

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Inspiring Commencement Speech ~ Loyola School of Medicine →

Dr. Pamela Wible: Wow! I feel like a proud mother getting ready to watch 151 doctors take their first steps. It’s so exciting! When I found out that I “topped the list of inspiring individuals” nominated by your graduating class, I was shocked. I quickly accepted the nomination and invitation by Dean Brubaker,

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Should I go to a brand name medical school? →

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Is the doctor-making “factory line” the same everywhere? Yep. Pretty much. Here’s why you may not want to attend a big-wig school. Listen to today’s podcast inspired by a letter from this amazing premedical student. Enjoy! Read blog & comment . .

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I hate myself. I don’t deserve to be a doctor. →

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Dear Dr. Wible, We’ve talked before. To catch you up, I’m in my clinical years now and I keep waiting to feel the same starry-eyed excitement I felt during the first months of med school, when I thought that becoming a doctor would finally give me a tangible purpose and make me a better person by helping me do right by others in a way that is meaningful.

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Sleep-deprived docs disclose hospital horrors →

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Today the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) made the reckless decision to increase work hours to 28-hour shifts for new doctors. Here are the catastrophic consequences of their decision. Read blog & comment . . .

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A Valentine’s plea for our doctors →

Love yourself first

For all of you hard-core docs who put everyone’s needs ahead of your own. For all the docs forgetting to eat or drink all day then fainting in operating rooms. For all my sisters working through miscarriages without taking time off to grieve. 

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The truth about Caribbean medical schools →

Caribbean Medical Shool

Dear Dr. Wible, I want to fill you in on what really goes on behind the scenes at my medical school and maybe you can help inform other students about what happens here before they make a huge mistake. If students slip between the cracks of a US med school,

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Doctors earns more as dog walker →

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Dear Pamela, Today I realized that if I become a dog walker and charge $25/hour and walk 5 dogs per day I would make my equivalent salary with a lot less hassles. I’m seriously considering this as a career move. I could be the most over-qualified dog walker out there with a bachelors,

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Why physician wellness programs won’t work so well →

Wellness Committee

Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. Here’s the problem: actively pursued sounds like work. Wellness is too controlled, measured, and almost forced upon us. Who’s really excited to join a “wellness committee” this week?

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Should pilots, doctors & truck drivers work 28-hour shifts? →

How long could you drive without dozing off? Maybe 8 hours? Possibly 10? How many hours do you think a long-haul trucker could drive without swerving into your lane? Would you ever want an 80,0000 pound rig coming at you with a guy behind the wheel who hadn’t slept in a day?

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