"We were so busy that night; everyone was. Yet residents on other services would just stop by to check on the boy, to ask if there was any improvement. I was so moved. It was simple humanity."
Medical student Teddy Peng remembers a young boy he met in the trauma bay and the lessons he learned about the art of medicine and truly caring for patients. His essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the May 2019 issue of Academic Medicine. Read his essay at academicmedicine.org.