Clinical Medicine class

Another of the books that we read in book club at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care was reference this week in my lecture! My Clinical Medicine class is teaching us about the basic physical, what questions to ask during a physical, the structure of a doctor’s note, and multiple other important features to an exam. During one of the lectures, the professor mentioned some principles from, and referenced, a book called, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie. This book has made a profound impact on businessmen and doctors alike around the world. It gives advice on how to speak to others, and techniques to use to get help people to hear your ideas and listen to them. It also helps you to learn how to listen to others and communicate respectfully but with the intent to be heard. Some of the concepts that were shared in lecture from the book were making eye contact and using the patient’s name. The book says that a person’s name is the sweetest sound that they will ever hear in any language. There are other principles that we learned as well, but I would encourage anyone interested to read the book if you want to know more.

(Quick note, and it states this in the book as well, the ideas in the book are meant to be used sincerely, however they can be used manipulatively. Look up Charles Manson and see that he used the principles as well for not so good purposes.)

This is just another of many times that a book that I read in book club has directly applied somewhere else in my life! Because of that, I thought I would share the list of books that we read while I was there.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

These are all of the books that I can remember right now. There may have been one or two others. If I remember what they are I will share them in later posts.

Quick note about anatomy lab that started this week; it was incredible. I am extremely thankful for all of those who donated their bodies so that we could study the complexity of the human body.

More to come next week! Thank you to everyone who is reading these. I really appreciate the support!

– Levi Smith PMAC

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