Dr. Ira Bedzow provides a roadmap for the journey to becoming a professional physician.

"A profession is so much more than an occupation. You do not simply take up space or occupy your time during the day. You certainly do not just submit to the whims and directions of your employers. A professional is fiercely independent when it comes to making himself or herself accountable for what is required, yet, at the same time, a professional is part of a larger community of like-minded individuals who, together, uphold values and goals that they share."

In his Forbes article, Open Letter To Medical Students On The Road Ahead To Becoming Professional Physicians, Dr. Ira Bedzow, ethicist and Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College, shares his advice for all incoming medical students.

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