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Max Berry

Max Berry

Fellow, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department of Radiology University of Alabama at Birmingham

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“How many times have you done this procedure, doc?”

By Max Berry on Sep 13, 2012 4:30:00 PM


Questions such as this from proactive, increasingly knowledgeable patients place a physician (resident, fellow or newly minted attending) on the horns of an ethical dilemma.  Although fellows are closely supervised and trained under a gradually increasing responsibility principle (based upon subjective evaluation), a time will come when there is no one available to back you up in the catheterization lab.

Fact: Someone has to be a physician’s first case of any given type. However, no one really wants to be that person.

Topics: Emergency Procedures