Education  |   March 2017
Enduring Lessons
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  • From the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. Kathryn_McGoldrick@nymc.edu
  • Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.
    Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.×
  • Accepted for publication August 8, 2016.
    Accepted for publication August 8, 2016.×
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Education / Mind to Mind
Education   |   March 2017
Enduring Lessons
Anesthesiology 3 2017, Vol.126, 566-568. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001351
Anesthesiology 3 2017, Vol.126, 566-568. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001351
A few weeks ago, I spied a hand-written envelope in my incoming mail. The return name and address, penned in purple ink, triggered instant recognition—and a wistful smile. Craig B., the author of the letter, graduated from our medical school four years earlier with dual MD and PhD degrees. In addition to being a brilliant student, Craig is an extraordinarily thoughtful, dedicated, and gracious young man who displays beguiling humility. He possesses wisdom and maturity beyond his years and is a joy to know. Perhaps his most endearing quality is his talent for expressing genuine gratitude for even the smallest of gestures.
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