What is the most important trait in a doctor?

Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in America’s hospitals. Though some of these errors are beyond physician control, many are the direct result of physician action and inaction. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reduce these errors and I (like many of my peers) lose sleep over the mistakes I witness.

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Medical Education : Shocking standards

When you will end up dealing with people’s lives, it is paramount that medical students must have not only a good academic standard but the right aptitude to study medicine. It remains a struggle with many medical schools as to the selection criteria for choosing the best medical students. One needs to have the right tools to undergo the rigorous training and examinations of the medical curriculum.

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