Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD
(June 12, 2019)
Congratulations on your graduation. This milestone and the commencement of your increased independence are a tribute to your fine work. Your future accomplishments will be substantial.
You as a class will have developed immensely profound bonds. Being a physician is a creative task. Stay undaunted, nurture inspiration in each other. Recognition of the importance of creating a quality healthcare team allows “’us” to succeed in rendering care to patients, ensuring our success as physician advocates and social activists. Each patient needs more analysis, attention and devotion than any of us can accomplish as individuals, no matter how hard we strive.
Fast vs. Slow medicine
You must always try to improve your understanding of your patients’ needs and the complexity of their problems.