What the Cotton Bowl taught me about medical training

If you tried hard, you could probably think of several parallels between football and medicine.  But you’d really have to stretch it.  There aren’t too many people who have to choose between those two career options. But really, there is a certain character trait that you’ll find in both doctors and football players – some element of competitiveness, arrogance, vanity, and pride.  Both fields (no pun intended) are full of people who strive to make themselves look good.  Football players want to look good to scouts/recruiters, and medical trainees want to look good to anybody who might be grading them. And I think that this was the underlying problem with James Franklin’s performance in the Cotton Bowl.  He knew that this was the biggest game of his career not only because of the weight of the team’s season on his shoulders, but also because of the... 

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