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Which winter olympic sport would best prepare you to serve patients?


Halfpipe, curling, and giant slalom skiing!

Passion in the Medical Profession | February 18, 2022 | <1 min read


Dr. Carl Streed Jr., Boston Medical Center

Whichever one requires a dozen tasks to be completed in under 15 minutes.

Dr. Megan Berger

Curling: collaboration, care, and smoothing the way forward to health.

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Dr. Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Halfpipe: it’s about the relationships!

Dr. Elizabeth Gundersen, Florida Atlantic University

Biathlon! We are called upon to adapt and focus on whatever situation we find ourselves in and maintain calm in demanding settings.

Dr. Jeff Millstein, Penn Medicine

Giant slalom skiing. You’re under some time pressure, but it’s really about technique, respecting the mountain, and navigating the course efficiently.

Dr. Scott Wright, Johns Hopkins Medicine

LUGE: jumping in feet first, traveling very fast, relying on instincts, seeing only glimpses of what lies ahead, risking life & limb, praying for good outcomes.