Doctors vs Politicians: Does reputation matter?

Dr. Cranquis (not his real name) blogs fairly regularly on tumblr. He has an entertaining writing style and does an amazing job of answering questions from his readers. One reader recently asked him the following question:

Do people aiming to become a doctor need to be extra careful about not doing things that could be controversial or used against them later in the same way as politicians (needing to be careful about their personal life in order to succeed in their career)?

As one who follows him on tumblr, this post came across my dashboard and I was eager to read his take on it.

He says that doctors need to be “even MORE careful” than politicians for a number of reasons.

Check out his answer by clicking here.

It’s a good reminder especially for medical students living in these digital, socially networked times.