Long Day; Short Post

OK, it was a long day on the general hospital psychiatry consultation service. This post is going to be short. I put 3.4 miles and 29 floors on my step counter today and I’m feeling every one of them right now. It’s almost 10:30 at night and I’m trying to find a way to end the evening on a high note before I hit the sack .

I found it by listening again to the University of Iowa Shortcoat Podcast (via Radio Public) interview with a former internal medicine resident I had the pleasure of working with, Dr. Keenan Laraway. He’s doing a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

The title of the podcast is “Night Float: Finding Mentors, Being a Mentor.” Although I’ve never thought of myself as a mentor, apparently Keenan thought I was one for him.

Dr. Keenan Laraway on mentorship.

Listen to the whole podcast, but just to feed my ego, won’t you please fast forward to about 10 minutes, 50 seconds and hear what Keenan has to say about Dr. Jim Amos?

It made my day. He gave me the highest compliment he can give anybody, which is that I think like an internist. He says that I taught him a whole lot about what it means to be a doctor.

That, more than anything, is going to be the hardest thing to leave when I retire.

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