Category Archives: Stories

To be Learned is Good If…

Achievement and learning are a means to an end, not the end in itself. by Rand Colbert, MD As a child I developed a deep love of reading. As would seem natural for any boy with an inclination for the … Continue reading

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A British Summer: My Experience as a Mormon Missionary

My missionary service has pointed me towards everything good I have done in my adult life since that time. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD On this day twenty years ago, I started my two years of service as a full … Continue reading

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Mourning with Those that Mourn

He was bearing a burden, and I could help him bear it by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I was in the middle of a busy day in my neurology clinic, running behind schedule and worrying that my patients would be … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Won’t Get Better

Doctors want to help people and fix things, but we are frequently confronted by our own limitations by Alan B. Sanderson, MD She came to my office complaining of right hand weakness and severe, constant, distressing pain in her right … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part VI: Living the Dream

Adventures and lessons from my first years in practice by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the sixth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or preparing for … Continue reading

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It Becomes You, Part V: Keep Your Nose Above Water

Stories and memories from the dark days of internship and residency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD This article is the fifth of a six-part series, written in the hope that it will be useful to those who are considering or … 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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