Through these stories, Dr. Wible points to medical training and our culture of medical education as one of the culprits of the shocking numbers of physicians suffering from mental illness and suicidal ideation. Through her talk, Dr. Wible hopes to bring more light to this issue and encourage our learning institutions to bring about change in the medical classroom, so as to benefit the mental well-being of both our new physicians, as well as their future patients.
"Sleep deprivation is a torture technique. Fear as a teaching tool just teaches us to be afraid. I can help doctors, though there’s one group I can’t help—patients. From all over the country they write me, begging me to find them caring doctors. How can we give them the care we’ve never received?"