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Being a doctor makes me a better father. Being a father makes me a better doctor.

I take my 10-year-old son to school as many school days as possible. We recap events from the prior day, and I give him early morning pep talks. It is a rarity, however, that I pick him up from school. During one of those rare occasions, he got into the car, smiling as he handed me a project he completed in class. It was an assignment in which he was asked to introduce his hero to his classmates. To my delight and surprise, he chose me as his hero. He explained that he looked up to me, in part, because I am a doctor. This moment affirmed my belief that being a doctor compliments my role as a father. Being a doctor makes me a better father. Equally, being a father makes me a better doctor....

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