I was truly excited to hear that one of the chief residents at Hopkins during my days there…. won the NOBEL PRIZE in physiology and medicine this year.
Although I did not know Bill Kaelin, MD personally, he was an ever-present presence on the wards during the 80’s at Hopkins hospital as a medical resident and subsequently Chief Resident.
Hopkins was and remains an amazing institution…. and people wonder what the benefit is of being trained at such a place as your talents and abilities will shine no matter where you go. But through those who inspire, push, and challenge you (your contemporaries) you learn good habits, and that is the difference.
Aristotle said it well: Excellence is not an act, it is a habit. We are what we do every day.
The habits passed on and learned at Hopkins remains a touchstone in my career and whatever excellence I have, it is owed to those habits developed back then.
Read more about Bill’s amazing work >>>HERE<<<