How do you join a profession where most of the practitioners don’t even look like you and don’t share your background? How do you know if you can do something beyond your current reality that supersedes even your wildest dreams? Where do you even start? Dr. RonaldCotton invites you to explore three lessons from the operating room in changingyour mind’s mind and shift your perspective in a hugely impactful way.
Dr. RonaldCotton is an Associate Professor of Surgery & Director General Surgery Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as a primary surgeon for the liver and kidney transplant programs at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Cotton’s academic interests include undergraduate and post graduate medical education, where he is especially interested in improving access for all learners interested in careers in surgery. For Dr. Cotton, transplantation represents the epitome of medical collaboration, as each individual team member plays a vital and necessary role to create hope for the patient with end-stage disease. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx