For a long time Silvy and I had this thought to share with the public the many stories of our profession. We all do and see so much, but for us it is normative. Doctors are not heroes, they are dedicated ordinary people who are often put into positions where they push the envelope and act in small “h” ways. We feel that showing our friends, peers, colleagues and the public what we do as physicians will help people understand the beauty and pitfalls of Medicine and Healthcare in general.
When you train in medicine, you are repeatedly told “Medicine is an Art not a Science”. Of course you need to know the science. To be a good physician however, you need to be able to practise the art. Every physician learns how true this is as they pass from training into clinical practice. And we learn that our interactions with patients, our relationships, and our stories have profound impact on each other’s lives. This website was created to help express that human connection–to remind us all that that is what ties us together at the very root. In our words, in your words.