My guest today is Dr. R. Peter Manes. We talk a lot about work-life balance as a doctor, how to become an ENT, and what excites him about surgery. Something that really amazes me about being a doctor is how specialized people become and how they are able to be just a handful of people in the world who know how to do the things that they do. For example, Dr. Manes is able to do endoscopic and rhinology skull base surgery, something that he had to train years to accomplish. And it is because of his efforts that people can live comfortably even though they have chronic sinusitis.
Something that I haven’t had the ability to appreciate in making these podcasts is the journey that I have had talking to different professionals, and Dr. Manes is right that it is a good time to reflect on my own journey and move ahead as I’m starting medical school.