I’m not that old, you understand, but something put me in a reflective mood as I thought about you beginning your new practice. I have, in fact, toiled in the vineyards for twenty-some years and have experienced academic, private practice, and large clinic settings. So here goes.
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August 14, 2007
May 25, 2007
We are pleased to present to our readers an exchange of letters (in the modern format of emails) between a fourth-year medical student from Singapore and one of our most distinguished senior cardiothoracic surgeons.
March 13, 2007
To be reading this, you either already are or are on the way to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Career choice is no longer an issue. The important concern going forward on your career pathway is the quality of your life, both in its professional and personal aspects.
January 22, 2007
When I was asked to write a statement on why I chose to become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, that request resulted in setting aside some time for deep reflection and thought.
December 20, 2006
All of us look back with fondness upon the golden years of cardiothoracic surgery, when surgical pioneers attempted and succeeded in performing daring operations and pushing the realm of the possible. The birth of our specialty was one of the most exciting times in the history of medicine.
November 12, 2006
This essay is the product of a request, and represents no small creative struggle on my part—the struggle being what will I write that may be useful, meaningful and provide insight to others about my professional life.
Look at Our Past and Challenge Your Future with Clinical Excellent and Commitments to Discovery and Innovation
August 16, 2006
I’m really happy to have this opportunity to communicate with current Thoracic Surgery Residents--those in programs at this time, as well as those matched to residency positions for the upcoming year.
April 26, 2006
Every other year, the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center holds a reunion in Ann Arbor for “graduates” of our program. Many former patients and their families return from around the country and it’s always a thrill for all of us to see them again and catch up on their lives.
December 13, 2005
I am pleased to provide my reflections on what is now forty years of practicing cardiothoracic surgery.
December 6, 2005
At the dawn of your medical career and the twilight of mine, I feel obliged to reflect upon the unusual privileges that society accords to our very special profession.