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Be The Doctor Your Parents Always Wanted You To Marry


American is home to some 800,000 practicing physicians. While generally more educated than the national average, these physicians increasing reflect America as a whole in terms of ethnicity and values. So why is “Be the doctor your parents always wanted you to marry” an important reminder? Simply because physicians can make poor personal decisions – even grave ones – just like any other citizen.


Self-sacrifice for the good of humanity is a laudable virtue. It’s also among the stated Values of INMED, along with a spirit of partnership, wise stewardship of resources, and focused commitment toward forgotten people. Most all parents dream of their children marrying someone lead by such virtues. So to my medical colleagues, step it up! Be the doctor who would honor your parents, inspire your children, and make your father- or mother-in-law proud.

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