Friday, December 14, 2012

What Makes an Excellent Clinician?

What makes an excellent clinician, at least at an academic medical center? Explanations and theories abound. 

Here is an qualitative study on the above question published in Academic Medicine.

The  high performance of excellent clinicians is characterized by clinical skills, cognitive ability, people skills, engagement, and adaptability. These high achievers are driven by a core philosophy of high motivation, passion for patient care and are engaged in deliberate activities resulting in reflective clinical practice and scholarship.

Patient care, reflection, reading and writing. This is time consuming and there are no short cuts.

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