The Power of Silliness

April 17, 2024

Medicine may be a serious business, but a little silliness can model flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving for your patients. So brush up on those improv skills and try your hand at a few silly moments in a visit soon. 

Here are a few ideas:

  1. Make a silly mistake, like using your otoscope to check out a patient’s feet! 
  2. Create a silly scenario, like asking who is bigger, an elephant or a mouse.
  3. Tell a funny story, like something that happened to you, or that you loved when you were their age.

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