Higgins’ paper discusses how to be great physicians

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications
May 9, 2023

John P. Higgins, MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGCA recent paper from John P. Higgins, MD, MBA, MPhil, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, on the “Ten Traits of Great Physicians,” has been published in the American Journal of Medicine.

In the article, Higgins shares tips gathered from experiences throughout his career in medicine that he said he hopes will enhance the ability to practice medicine and improve patient experiences while differentiate great doctors from good doctors.

“Although many good doctors are well trained in the basic and clinical sciences, many great doctors hold that other habits are equally, if not more crucial,” Higgins said in the paper.

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