Sunday listens is a little riff on Sunday reads because I am really into this Junior Classics audiobook right now on The Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine.
On my first day of medical school, the Dean addressed all 203 of us by calling us "the cream of the cream of the cream of the crop." Of over 4000 applicants, we were the lucky minority to gain a seat in a strong class of future doctors.
I have always been critical of this approach to instilling worth into medical students. What we really need to be valued for is our vulnerability, our willingness to be wrong and our resilience in coming back to the table to learn some more the next day.
Hildegard of Bingen shows us why.Read More