Mens Sana Monographs
MUSINGS
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 184--188

The Making of a Physician


V Balakrishnan 
 Professor of Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, India

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V Balakrishnan
Professor of Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Cochin 680 026, Kerala
India

Medicine is a science, and healing, an art. The right mix of a scientist and an artist is essential in a good physician. Clinical detachment is the balance between the scientist and the human. Good physicians are born; however, it is possible to cultivate the qualities. Gaining the patient«SQ»s confidence is an art; a sense of humor can greatly help. Give a child respect and he becomes your friend. Death is inevitable, but a physician can help make it less agonizing. A good physician is a philosopher, aware of the beauty of life, of his limitations and conscious of the power that controls us.


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Balakrishnan V. The Making of a Physician.Mens Sana Monogr 2009;7:184-188


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