This is a project to interview peak physician performers and to understand the secret to their success. What key principles enabled them to reach their goals? What differentiates them from others? What were the critical decisions they made, that helped shape their destiny?
Historically, this wisdom was naturally imparted by masters thru the apprentice-master relationship or from people like our grandparents or neighbors in close-knit communities. However, in the 21st century, just as we see a dramatic rise in the so-called diseases of lifestyle, we see an increasing gap between knowledge and wisdom. This project aims to fill that ‘gap’ by learning wisdom at the feet of ‘the masters’. Their stories and experiences will give us the roadmap to go from ‘good to great’
We get inspiration from great people like Mahatma Gandhi, MLK Jr, Abraham Lincoln; but it becomes all the more easy to apply if it comes from someone we have seen. These physicians work and live in the same environment, time, culture and expectations that we do.
Medical School and Residency are a playground, a remarkable opportunity, a one time environment that we may never have again in our lives. Not only to learn and pass our boards, but to grow and set a foundation for the next 50 years of our professional and personal lives. A time when we have a remarkable access to a large collection of mentors. All people who truly want us to grow and reach our full potential. We believe this interview series is one stepping stone to get there.
Kush Gupta, MD
Amol Gupta, MD
Viswanath Vasudevan, MD
The Medicine Mentors Project