Tag: humanism in medicine

Beatrice Preti, MD Beatrice Preti, MD (4 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University


Beatrice Preti is a PGY-4 fellow in medical oncology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario.




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.