July 12th, 2012
The best doctors include doctors who are innovative and always willing to learn. Even the ones that are described as the best by their peers are so because they are open to new and interesting ideas.
So, the best doctors are sought after by the best hospitals and institutions and they are often most the teaching hospitals. Teaching hospitals allow doctors to see many situations from trauma to chronic illnesses and rare diseases.
The best doctors are always willing to learn from more senior and experienced doctors and love to pass their knowledge on to more junior doctors. The best doctors often enjoy this experience so much that, in addition to their daily physician or surgeon schedule, they often agree to teach. They will agree to teach a specialty course at a local medical school that is often affiliated with the medical center or hospital they are employed by. Occasionally they may teach a class at other nearby medical schools.
The best doctors never stop learning and love to teach. They are patient, kind, and sometimes stubborn or angry. They are human beings but want to really make a difference. They seek out the best mentors and challenges.