Learning As We Go

We have to know what we’re doing, but also care about what we are doing.
— Christopher Rokes, MD

For this Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, a physician’s technical skills matter greatly. But Dr. Rokes believes there is much more to practicing medicine than what’s in the textbooks. In his view, it’s what you learn along the way that counts, and the so-called “soft skills” are just as important as the hard ones. As you’ll see, his approach to connecting with patients is anything but complicated. From his steady commitment to showing each patient he cares, to simple gestures that build confidence, not even the EHR get’s in his way!

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