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Simple Gifts

Christine S. Seibert, MD
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University of Wisconsin Medical School; Madison, WI 53704 (Seibert)

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Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(9):757. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-132-9-200005020-00012
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It was only my second day as a “real doctor.” I was nearly 1 hour behind schedule, and it was only 10:30 a.m. I was already exhausted. Outpatient medicine had seemed so easy 6 months ago, when I was finishing my residency. How confident I had been then. How insulted I had felt when my clinical judgment needed supervisory approval. Now I wished with all my heart that I could have that safety net back.





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