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What makes a successful physician? DOs and medical students weigh in

Watch the video to hear from physicians and medical students about what makes a physician thrive.


In the eyes of several DOs, success as a physician requires much more than cultivating a mastery of medicine. Successful physicians remember their humanity, truly care for their patients and bring humility to their role, they say.

The DO asked physicians and medical students what makes a successful physician during the 2017 House of Delegates meeting.

Watch the video above for their full responses. Here’s a sampling of what they said:

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