Dec 28, 2020
Christiaan Maurer MD, was in his mid 40s when diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme -- terminal brain cancer. In this episode, he and Rob discuss: what terminal illness taught him about time, what people with cancer do and don’t need, preparing your family for a future without you, the most/least admirable traits in physicians, and the secret of life.
“Every day is worth so much... It’s easy to lose sight of that when you think you have tens of thousands of days left. But remember your mortality and choose your big and small decisions accordingly.” -C. Maurer
“Fight for what is right, even if it costs you a job, money, a relationship, or a bad grade. Fight for the underdog, and don't give up.” -C. Maurer
“If you're an E.R. doctor that's getting lots of pushback from lots of different hospitalists, then the problem might actually be you.” -C. Maurer