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  • Writer's pictureSandra Gompf MD

ID Attending Pearls, Or Stuff I've Learned (am Learning) Along the Way in Medicine

Updated: Apr 26, 2023


  1. The Patient will tell you what's wrong with them. Ask. Listen. PATIENTLY.

  2. If there's something you really want to believe, that's what you should question the most. - Penn Jillette. Don't be trapped by cognitive bias. Assume nothing. Stay humble.

  3. Keep your differential diagnosis broad. Don't miss the Likely, the Reversible, and the Lethal.

  4. You cannot find what you do not seek. - Socrates, 5th century BC. Don't stop looking. Listen again. Look again. Ask someone else to look. Search PubMed.

  5. In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur. READ. Strive to learn something new every day.

Dr. Gompf

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