A Defining Moment

During his last rotation as an intern in general surgery, Dr. Ostrup was assisting another surgeon perform an intracranial brain procedure. During the surgery, there was a problem and significant bleeding occurred.

“The neurosurgeon in charge of the case was extremely calm and poised and didn’t get upset or concerned. In fact, he carried on as if this were a routine part of his day. He dealt with the surgical problem and fixed it,” said Ostrup, who was impressed with this doctor’s calm demeanor and professionalism. “I’ve always remembered that story as an inspirational moment in my life. That is the kind of doctor that I strive to be in my own practice.

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