Thursday, 17 December 2009

Raising doctors, the "beta" version

I've just read this brilliant post by Dr Edwin Leap MD. It's the text of a lecture he gave to new doctors starting at his hospital in America. It's more about life in general than it is about medicine. It's long, but it's well worth the read so, give yourself ten minutes, make yourself a nice hot cup of tea, sit back and enjoy his words.


Jo said...

Thanks for that - it's a great article! (Now going to go and read through his entire back catalogue!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking the article, it was an inspiring read!

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campbell said...

Dear Michael,

I'm a doctor and film maker here in New Zealand. I make medical documentaries. I've seen your blog and thought you might be interested in reviewing a quite extraordinary film I have just finished. It's called Donated to Science.

In 2006 we interviewed several people who planned to donate their bodies to the Otago Medical School for students to dissect. We asked them about their lives and their loves, their hopes, their fears, and of course their bodies. The donors and the students gave us permission to follow them through this whole process. We were able to interview the students before they had ever been in the dissection room and were there when they first met their cadaver, made their first cut, and when they said goodbye at the end. For the first time on film, we have the chance to share that amazing journey of the students, the donors and their families.

This unexpectedly life affirming, sad, funny and above all human film is the result. The emotional punch at the end when the students finally get to see the live interviews with the bodies they’ve just finished dissecting is as powerful as anything you’ll ever see.

See or

Quotes & Reviews:

“proof that primetime television can take on the big complicated stuff… excellent and moving” NZ Listener

“The direction, the editing, the style of the documentary were all of such a high standard that minutes into the programme, you knew you were watching something special, something literally cutting edge… extraordinarily profound” Jane Bowron, Dominion Post


Dr Paul Trotman