Doctor, You’ve Been Served (Not in a Dance-Off), Part 2, with Gita Pensa, MD

This is part 2 of 2 of my discussion with Dr. Gita Pensa, emergency medicine physician and host of the educational podcast, “Doctors and Litigation: The L Word”, a narrative-style series about psychological and practical preparation for malpractice litigation.  We continue the discussion about how deposition is an audition for the trial and how important it is the play the part of the doctor everyone would want, not an arrogant physician who feels they know the medicine better than everyone.  At trial, your goal is the be the caring, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor that the jury would want as their doctor. And what in the world does dancing have to do with her trial? We also discussed how this influenced her practice and how she got back to loving medicine again.

Dr. Gita Pensa is an Associate Professor with the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency. She joined Brown’s academic faculty in 2014, after thirteen years in community emergency medicine practice. In 2015, she launched Brown EM’s educational blog as well as the Brown EM podcast series. She created and serves as host/editor of AEM Early Access, a collaborative podcasting project from the Academic Emergency Medicine journal and the Brown EM residency. Dr. Pensa is Associate Director of Brown’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program, and co-developed Brown’s new Digital Health and Innovation fellowship program.

Find her on Twitter at @GitaPensaMD

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