Embracing medical uncertainty

Not knowing everything should not be a sign of personal inadequacy or a source of shame, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, says in a KevinMD column.


In his latest KevinMD column, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, ACP's Vice President of Membership and Global Engagement, writes: “We must also accept that not knowing everything is neither a sign of personal inadequacy nor a source of shame ….True wisdom and expertise result from our embracing medical uncertainty in a profession in which uncertainty is the norm.”