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PhilipAlvesMD21 karma

You only notice the poorly done procedures. The best procedures aren't noticed. However, sometimes patients ask for procedures that will have a noticeable effect (e.g. Renee Zellweger).

PhilipAlvesMD17 karma

In no particular order: Salmon, Greek salad, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, D'Anjou pears, & Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

PhilipAlvesMD16 karma

I'd advise you to consider what is so compelling about radiology that you are convinced that is the career choice for you while still in high school. Perhaps have a more open mind and a broader realm of potential career paths.

Regarding the studying: if you find an area of interest that is very intrinsically rewarding to learn about then it becomes far easier to devote time and energy to it.

PhilipAlvesMD13 karma


Interesting question. I'm not sure there's any good way to estimate that.

But for those interested, he suffered from vitiligo and had his skin bleached to match.

PhilipAlvesMD11 karma

That potential always exists when you are dealing with someone's health care, and it is especially salient when performing elective procedures. It is important to have this thought with you as a physician as it will help keep you vigilant to avoid becoming laissez-fair in your assessments and techniques.