Physicians are inundated with information, making a life of study inevitable. But where does one draw the line? It’s difficult to justify not spending every available moment studying, as one never knows when some bit of information will save someone’s life. However, living the life of a monk is just not possible for most and personal desires to have experiences outside of medicine actually make a physician more well rounded and better able to connect with the patients in their care.
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