Dr. Hodes Speaks at UC Davis School of Medicine Commencement

Dr. Hodes recently had the privilege of speaking at the commencement for UC Davis School of Medicine Class of 2011. (Skip to 1:22 in the video below to hear a snippet of his speech!) As the video highlights, Dr. Hodes stressed the importance of developing a reciprocal relationship with patients and the impact doctors can have on their patients’ lives:

“Listen to your patients. Give them time to express themselves. Not only what they’re trying to tell you, but what they tell you without trying. Use your third ear. Make them feel like their doctor really cares. Remind yourself everyday that this is a privilege. You have a chance to touch people’s souls, and in some way, heal the world.”

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