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To my residents after a suicide

It’s been a gut-punch kind of time for many of us, and I want to say a few things that I think are important. First of all, I really love working with you guys. It is the best part of my job, hands down. I have taken stock of my career lately, and I keep coming back to that. You are young and optimistic and funny (so, so funny). You are also unsure and anxious and scared. And you blow me away again and again with your insight, empathy, and thoughtfulness. You teach me things about medicine, technology, pop culture and how to be a better human. It is a privilege to spend my days (and less so, my nights sometimes) with you. The students buzz in and out like the fruit flies in the fifth-fl...

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