The word “doctor” comes from “docere,” the Latin for “to teach.”
I have always loved teaching. Something about the process of learning complex topics, distilling them down to the basics, and being able to educate others is a source of joy in my life. I learn things to teach my patients, trainees, and colleagues. Whether that’s distributing notes, instilling procedural skills, drawing diagrams, or just providing advice about things that worked for me and mistakes I’ve made, academic medicine has been my refuge. I hope this passion for educating others fuels my study habits, appreciation for other disciplines in healthcare, and overall improvement as a physician every day.
Social media outlets like this blog allow me to use technology to spread my love of free, open-access medical education (FOAMed). As a physician, I want to provide advice and reassure those on similar journeys while also curating and creating informative content for the general public and trainees in healthcare.