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Treasuring Unrepeatable Moments

By David Graham, MD When asked about a quote or mantra that motivates and inspires me, my first thought is of a phrase that my wife frequently says –  “Ichi go ichi e”, which is a Japanese idiom that roughly translates into treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a meeting or moment.  I like to reflect on […]

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Being Great Means Something More

By Gregory G. Gallant MD, MBA I would like to thank ASSH Perspectives for allowing me to give my opinion on “what does it mean to be a great hand surgeon?” First of all, I am never comfortable saying that I am great at anything. I think it goes back to when I first drove […]

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From Good to Great

By JJ Keyser, MD, FACS, MBA In a strictly legal sense, to be a surgeon you need only a medical license, a patient, and perhaps a decent light source. To be an intelligent, safe surgeon you need, first, to have entered the field of medicine for all the right reasons and have become a good […]

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My Newly Minted Telemedicine Experience

By Matthew M. Tomaino, MD, MBA My practice consists of 50% shoulder and 50% hand and elbow. And even though only 15% of my patients have elected a “telemedicine exam” since the Covid-19 crisis began, my newly minted “telemedicine” experience has illuminated the following: The value of the “exam,” and more importantly my “assessment,” is […]

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The Benefit of Teaching

By Charles A. Goldfarb, MD I am fortunate to practice in a large academic center, Washington University School of Medicine. While some may believe that academic medicine — with its expectations for full time clinical care plus research and teaching — leads to increased stress and a higher risk of burnout, I have been supported […]

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Avoiding Burnout

By Jason N. Harvey, MBBS, FRACS Another E-mail asking me to do something. That was the exasperated thought when the request came to write about burnout. “It’s a fishing expedition,” “I don’t have time,” “What would I say,” “I’m not burnt out.” Amongst the internal dialogue was, “I’ve never done anything like that before,” which […]

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Anatomy In Surgery: Learning And Teaching Through Drawings

By Emmanuel P. Estrella, MD, MSc As a hand surgeon, I am involved in a university-based hospital–University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital–where encounters with medical students and orthopedic surgery residents is a daily routine. We try to create an atmosphere in the operating room where learning is for everyone, both surgeons and students alike. As […]

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