Dec 7, 2018 • 52M

#23 Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

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Shree Nadkarni
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In which Shree talks to Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, a physician and a writer. We talk about his experience in AmeriCorps, reading, and knowing how he wanted to become a doctor.

Questions Covered:

  • Why did you write your book and what is it about

  • What books have had the most impact on your life?

  • What made you change your mind and choose being a physician when you were with Americorps?

  • What is slow medicine and how can we get back to it?

  • How should we adopt the holistic model of medicine?

  • What advice would you give to a medical student at the start of their career?

  • What was your eureka moment when you knew you had to do medicine? Isn’t it a catch 22 that you have to know that you want to do nothing else but you have to go through the process to love it?

  • How to cultivate love of writing?

  • What is his “reading cure” (Reading books for 6 min per day)?

  • Why did he choose psychiatry?

  • How can we let physicians be physicians?

  • Why do you get up in the morning?

  • How to choose specialty when we have so much looming debt