Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

By: Caroline Green

A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients’ stories can be more important than giving medications.

I fill the hours leading up to a novel experience by creating ridiculous stories about the person or place I’m about to see for the first time. After the…

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