Why Would Anyone Want To Become A Doctor?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center and Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Office of Student and Post-graduate Development

Thursday, January 23, 2014
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
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Disillusionment in medicine feels like it is reaching epidemic proportions. Doctors and nurses say they would never choose the field if they had to do it all over again. Medical error and burnout seem to be everywhere. But it might be too soon to close the book on the medical profession.

Danielle Ofri, MD,PhD, will examine the impact of disillusionment among doctors, highlighting places and moments where physicians still find their inspiration. She will also look at the emotional side of patient care.

Dr. Ofri's most recent book is What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine. She is a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University and author of several other books including Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patient, Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine, and Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue Hospital. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times, where her writing focuses on medicine and the doctor-patient connection.

Co-sponsored by Benjamin Rush Pre-Health Honor Society and C.L.A.S. (Center for Liberal Arts and Society)

This event is open to the public.

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