Dr. Curt Tribble on dealing with setback and failure

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this segment Dr. Curt Tribble articulates why he sought to develop a personal, practical framework for dealing with the inevitable setbacks, challenges and failures that can present in his line of work. Topics that Dr. Tribble touch upon include:

  • Managing the possibilities and consequences of failure
  • Honoring tough moments and difficult outcomes
  • Implications for learning, teaching and performing Surgery
  • Acknowledging and preparing for human factors in performance
  • Staying present and perceptive on “every stitch”: How he clears his mind, and processes his emotions in real time
  • The elements of his personal framework: Perform, feel fully, reflect, learn, share, remember, forgive, accept, and go forward with hope and belief.

Dr. Curt Tribble, MD, is a professor of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.



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