By Dr. Keith Roxo, Guest Writer

One of my overall philosophies is to try and excel. In my typical fighter pilot fashion, I will commonly refer to this as “suck less.” I have always felt it is important to acknowledge the areas where we lack knowledge and experience to avoid becoming complacent, arrogant, or unsafe. One of the things I loved most about military aviation, which also translated well to medicine, was the constant learning required to stay on top of your game.

As a young and inexperienced fighter pilot, I clearly sucked compared to the more experienced ones. As an intern, you tend to suck as a physician because of inexperience. When we think we know everything, regardless of the subject, we close doors around ourselves to learning. Acknowledging that you suck and having a personal drive to not suck is how you can continue to grow. It

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