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The good doctor: more than medical knowledge and surgical skill

Authors: Andreas K. Lauer, Dariah A. Lauer.
Annals of Eye Science, July 2017. doi: 10.21037/aes.2017.05.04.

In this Editorial, authors explain the whole spectrum of medical competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education, and other attributes (open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, calmness, attentiveness, adaptability, self-improvement, passion, confidence, and humility) that, in addition to strong medical knowledge and outstanding surgical skills are essential to becoming a good doctor.

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* I have no financial interest to disclose (GP).

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