Dr. Debra Somers Copit's Moment of More: 'The True Privilege and Honor that Comes with Taking Care of Patients'

Posted by Patrick Carney on Sep 28, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Dr._Copit_croppedQ: How long have you worked at Einstein?

A: 20 years.

Q: What does “More than Medicine” mean to you?

A: It means the science of medicine combined with the compassion of medicine and the education of medical students and residents all combined into one.

Q: What gets you excited about coming to work at Einstein?

A: The true privilege and honor that comes with taking care of patients and helping them through a difficult time. I think that’s the most exciting thing about being a physician.

Q: What is the one word or phrase that describes the type of person you need to be to be successful at Einstein?

A: Compassion

Q: What is an interesting thing that most people don’t know about you?

A: People probably don’t know that I’m a “Dead Head”, and I’ve seen the Grateful Dead over 100 times and traveled all over.

Q: Do you know the exact number of times you’ve seen the Grateful Dead?

A: 112 times

Dr. Copit is director of Breast Imaging, Einstein Healthcare Network.

Topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, More Than Medicine

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