Apr 15, 2020
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People sometimes ask me “why are you doing other things along with medical school? Isn’t that your priority?”
I’m constantly asking this myself. And yes, I agree…medical school is always a priority.
But I always remind myself about a story Steve Jobs told Stanford graduates in 2005. The point was that if he never took a calligraphy class in college, computers would maybe never have fonts we know today.
📚 I read books beyond the scope of medicine because I want perspectives about the economy, sports, psychology, money and more.
📝 I have a blog and website because writing and communicating is an essential skill and one I want to improve.
👨💻 I’m learning to code because it offers a different way of thinking about and looking at technology and ideas.
📬 I send out a medical weekly newsletter that touches on topics as wide as possible within medicine. That's because having a wide range of knowledge within a “main” field is just as important (if not more) as having it across different fields.
I’m not Steve Jobs, but I can go wide. So can everybody else.
Some links to give you a perspective: