Anyone who knows me knows that I am no longer young. Yet I have teachers. My patients are my teachers and some of my colleagues are (still) my teachers. At this stage in the student/teacher relationship we often teach each other: we debate, we discuss, we disagree, we commiserate, we laugh.  As one of my general pediatrics colleagues told me the other day “what you do is hard; not everyone can love your patients”.  But I know someone who can and does -- now, sadly, past tense could…

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