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During my third year of medical school I would often tell my parents about my days on the clinical wards. As physicians, they were excited that I was following in their footsteps and eager to engage me in conversation about my education as doctor-in-training.
When I first started my intern year in medicine I was excited to embrace a new set of responsibilities, but I didn’t fully appreciate how important it would be for me to be exposed to the difficult decisions that the medical team must make on a daily basis.
A February New York Times article, entitled "How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco's Life," related how Justine Sacco, a public relations executive, lost her job and nearly her career after a lapse of judgment on Twitter became a worldwide phenomenon.
Addiction is a difficult enemy. By definition, it consumes much of the victim’s waking thoughts. In the worst of times, literally every thought revolves around how to acquire more of the drug of choice.
Public health has recently been a hot topic with the controversies surrounding vaccine policies and opinions on vaccines. This certainly overlaps significantly with primary care, given that is where most patients receive their vaccines.