I am not a checklist.

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 09 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6023
  1. Kaustubh G Joshi, associate professor of clinical psychiatry
  1. Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203, USA
  1. kaustubh.joshi{at}

Graduating from medical school and completing residency training provided me with the skills to diagnose and treat patients, but it was one particular patient during my training who taught me how to be a doctor.

She was in her early 70s with hypertension and a history of cardiac stents. She presented for a follow-up appointment in the internal medicine …

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