In August 2008, I was honored to be the speaker at the White Coat Ceremony that welcomed the Medical College of Wisconsin class of 2012 . Here is a link to my talk
. My suggestions to them at the time were to:
- Remember where you came from
- Listen to your friends and family
- Find a mentor
- Keep your white coat thin by letting patients' stories affect you and letting patients feel your compassion
Now, four years later, those students are graduating. Most of them forgot my talk long ago. It has been great to meet many of them during their time at MCW and I am proud that a few have chosen careers in otolaryngology! The world is in good hands.
This week, I reflected on the differences between college commencement and medical school commencement on WUWM's Lake Effect
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The following is feedback received for this blog:
Thank YOU, Dr. Campbell! I hope that other students in the future will be as inspired by you as I was.