Varun Verma, MD

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Name: <a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/varun-verma" rel="tag">Varun Verma, MD
Date registered: July 16, 2018
URL: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog

Latest posts

  1. Have difficult conversations now to avoid chaos later — November 7, 2018
  2. Patients need an advocate at the bedside — September 14, 2018
  3. 4 reasons why physicians will become extinct — September 1, 2018
  4. How to thrive during your residency — July 16, 2018

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Have difficult conversations now to avoid chaos later

“Before I leave, I want to talk to you about something very important. I want to make sure that nothing is ever done against your wishes, so it doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 98 years of age, if you’re a patient being admitted to the hospital, I …

Patients need an advocate at the bedside

Being a hospitalized patient is perhaps one of the most disempowering experiences an individual can face (besides being in war, or a prisoner). Patients face constant uncertainty; having no idea what time their physician will visit, when they will be taken for their tests, or who will suddenly interrupt them again with a demand – […]

4 reasons why physicians will become extinct

Will physicians go extinct? Artificial intelligence, legislation, profit motives in the health care industry, and clever lobbying by non-physician providers may all contribute to our demise. However, I believe the existential threat to our profession stems from the ranks of physicians themselves. 1. Unwillingness to embrace activism Pathologist and writer Rudolph Virchow once said: “The […]

How to thrive during your residency

Even though my own internship was a decade ago, I vividly remember the transition from student to resident. Residency was monumental in my path to becoming a physician. There were obvious changes: People now called me “doctor,” my misshapen short white coat was upgraded to a more comforting full length one, and I was often […]

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