This Ebola doctor has a powerful message for medical students

One of the American doctors who contracted Ebola while treating the disease in Liberia, gave an inspirational speech to medical graduates in the US at the weekend.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony at the Indiana University school of medicine on Saturday, Dr Kent Brantly urged students not to feel like failures if they lose patients.

Losing so many patients certainly was difficult, but it didn’t make me feel like a failure as a physician because I had learned that there was so much more to being a physician than curing illness. That’s not the most important thing we do. The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others.

  • Dr Kent Brantly
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