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Nicole Perkes, MD Nicole Perkes, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

College of Medicine at the University of Alberta

Nicole completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia and was studying Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Saskatchewan until she transferred to Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She is also working towards a Masters in Health Science Education. In addition to medical education, her professional interests include culture in medicine and mindfulness meditation.

On The Other Side: Resident Physician as Patient

It really doesn’t take much to remind you just how human you are. I utilize the adjective “human” because most believe, both inside and outside of the confines of the medical community, that physicians are entitled and even expected to behave in somewhat robotic ways, with the long hours and constant absorption and dispensation of medical knowledge that often comes with performing the job and doing so well.

Alex Smith, MD (1 Posts)

Attending Physician Guest Writer


Alex Smith is a physician-researcher at UCSF who blogs regularly at GeriPal.