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Welcome to The Medicine Mentors interview series. Our mission is to create a platform for top physician mentors to share key insights, traits and best practices based on their experiences to guide medical students and residents.

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Jul 8, 2020

Today we have the honor of sharing our interview with Dr. Clifford Hudis, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Hudis is indeed remarkably intelligent and strategically wise in his leadership roles, but he is also kind, generous, and relatable. It was a pleasure to hear Dr. Hudis’ wisdom on articulating a clear and focused vision, allowing passion to emerge and guide you, and always keeping the patient at the center of the work. 

Thank you for joining us, and please do enjoy this gift of knowledge from Dr. Hudis.

Talking points: 

  • The power of consistency and hard work in the day to day 
  • The patient is the north star 
  • Successful intention means having clarity in your vision and voicing it 
  • Applying intention in clinical practice 
  • Strategic planning for both the personal and institutional
  • Allowing your passion to emerge 
  • Dr. Hudis’ markers for a successful mentee 
  • Advice for those starting a career in research 
  • “At the core, you have to be in medicine because you want to help people.”