Jul 27, 2020
"But the boys were uninterested in the degrees and accolades I possessed. They paid far closer attention to how I interacted with them. ... I learned I could be fully invested in each interaction, even if it lasted only 5 minutes."
Medical student Victor Hsiao describes what he learned about being fully present for his patients from mentoring a group of at-risk youths in Taiwan.
This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the July 2020 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.