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Persuasion and Choice

Thoughts on brain plasticity and the doctrine of agency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once received a letter from a woman informing me that her son, my patient, had died. Her letter was written to thank me for the … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part IV: Academic Vertigo and the Identity Crisis

Thoughts and memories about medical school clinical rotations, specialty choice, and applying to residency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the fourth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who … Continue reading

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Unspoken Wishes

“In the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can’t see.” – Susan Evans McCloud (from “Lord, I Would Follow Thee“) by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I learned an old piece of wisdom when I was in medical school: … Continue reading

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Liberty and Tolerance

You cannot claim freedom of conscience for yourself without also allowing it to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I can remember a time during my medical training when I was singled out in a negative way because of my … Continue reading

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Best Efforts and Highest Priority

A personal memoir about trying to put first things first in my career choices. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD In February 1999 the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a letter which was to … Continue reading

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In Everything Give Thanks

Gratitude is our powerful ally in the struggles of life. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This week in clinic I saw one of my favorite patients. She has a rare genetic form of motor neuron disease and has been on … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Orders . . .

God gives everyone the freedom to choose for themselves. He respects that freedom, and so should we. by Sandra Garofalo, RN I have always worked in teaching hospitals. Every summer I watch medical students become eager, new physicians. I notice … Continue reading

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