Empathy: Lost or Found in Medical Education?

Sonal Singh, MD

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Forced to Reflect

These seemingly unrelated incidents thousands of miles apart raised questions. Did I lack empathy? Had my sensitivities dulled from years of rigorous medical training? I wondered whether there was a similar decline in empathy extending to other aspects of my life. Was my experience an isolated one, or did my colleagues face similar dilemmas? The answers to these questions surprised me.

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