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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 15, 2020

Dr. Marijo Bilusic combines clinical expertise with heart-based wisdom learned through his impressive career. Dr. Bilusic directs the NIH Hematology Oncology Fellowship which provides fellows with a strong clinical grounding in hematology and oncology as well as a comprehensive introduction to clinical, laboratory, and translational research. His current research interests focus on tumor immunology and development of treatment options for prostate cancer and other genitourinary tumors using novel targeted agents, therapeutic cancer vaccines, antibodies, or immune modulators. 

On this episode of Medicine Mentors, Dr. Bilusic inspires us with his practical wisdom on providing cancer patients with the highest and most humane care possible, and on how residents, fellows, and other young physicians can find their inner resources as well as utilize leadership, educational, and mentor-based opportunities to go from good to great.

Thank you for sharing the vision of Medicine Mentors and being inspired with us as we reflect upon Dr. Bilusic’s example.

Talking points:

  • Staying inspired by making an impact in your patients’ lives 
  • Understanding your patients’ stories 
  • Advocate for your patients 
  • Treat your patients like your family 
  • Take advantage of leadership training 
  • Mentors, sponsors, and coaches 
  • Take challenges and work hard for success
  • The single most important lesson for physicians