Oct 29, 2018
"I wondered to myself … knowing what I now did, would I be comfortable seeing this patient again? Could I rely on myself to give careful, considerate thought to his overall well-being? Would I be willing to be his doctor?" Medical student Walter Klyce describes coming to terms with caring for a patient who made racist comments during a clinical encounter. His essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the October 2018 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at academicmedicine.org.