Concluding Thoughts

As a health-care professional, you will be faced with many types of problems that involve complex decision-making. Always treat your patients and colleagues with fairness, respect, and dignity. Your medical training may be harsh at times;however it is important to maintain the enthusiasm that sparked your desire to join this profession. I wish you the best of luck in dedicating your career to caring for your patients.


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