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Education  |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: A Father’s Guidance
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Antoinette Van Meter, M.D.
    The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. avan@mdanderson.org
  • Accepted for publication May 7, 2012.
    Accepted for publication May 7, 2012.×
Article Information
Education / Mind to Mind / Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Pain Medicine
Education   |   April 2013
Father and Daughter: A Father’s Guidance
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 980. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e647
Anesthesiology 04 2013, Vol.118, 980. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318261e647
DAD’S at work, dad will be late, dad will see you tomorrow, he’s at the hospital
I’ll never do medicine
Do what makes you happy, he says
Tests, fear of failure, fear of not making it, stress, tears
I don’t want to be in medical school anymore
Do what makes you happy, he says
Sickness, angry surgeons, blood, death, missed birthdays, life passing me by
I can’t make it through residency
Do what makes you happy, he says
Accomplishment, competency, easing pain, saving life, healing
Joy from my work
Ah, you understand, he says
We do what makes us happy