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Chase T.M. Anderson, MD, MS Chase T.M. Anderson, MD, MS (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Author

The Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital


Chase is an adult psychiatry resident physician at The Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. He was born in Woodland Hills, California, and then moved to Seattle, Washington at age 12. He completed his undergraduate education in Chemistry at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master’s in Biological Engineering at MIT as well. He is a graduate of The Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and will soon be starting his Child Psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. In his free time, he enjoys going for long walks around Boston, listening to Kpop, reading fantasy books, playing soccer, writing, and planning dinners with friends.




Witness

This elderly yet jolly gentleman answers our unending questions about his physical health, but it is his question to us that makes me pause. Do I have time for a poem? This busy clinic day, I stop reflecting on why his heart stopped beating and instead what motivates his heart to beat in the first place.   

A Tale of Three Continents: A Resident Physician Perspective on the Pandemic

“The United States reports first death from COVID-19 in Washington State.” It was the end of February as I glanced over this news alert. For the past month, my inbox was flooded with emails regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. I saw my patients as usual throughout the day, albeit washing my hands and using hand sanitizers more often.

Can Empathy Be Taught, or Is It Innate?

In medical school, I was taught to sit at eye level when speaking to patients, ask how they would prefer to be addressed, and ask open-ended questions to allow them to express themselves. I learned to interject with “That must be really difficult for you,” or “I can only imagine how that makes you feel,” as a way to show empathy and foster better connection with patients.

Jonathan Tsui, MD Jonathan Tsui, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Editor

Geisinger Eye Institute


Jonathan Tsui is currently an ophthalmology resident at Geisinger Eye Institute in Danville, PA. He studied finance at Rutgers Business School as an undergraduate and then continued on at Rutgers to obtain his medical degree. Prior to starting ophthalmology residency, he completed his preliminary year in medicine at University of California, Irvine. His career interests include cataract surgery and global health. Today, when Jonathan is not operating or seeing patients he can be found at the gym, spending time with family, or backpacking abroad.