Stuart Kelter interviews Reuben Last, a general surgeon for 20 years at the Albuquerque Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. We’ll hear about the diverse experiences and family background that led to his career choices, as well as his insights into the history of medicine and the current conditions for health professionals. Reuben has made good use of his multifaceted skills and passions in helping to create the Endorphin Power Company, an Albuquerque-based non-profit organization providing support and advocacy to people recovering from substance abuse. In a similar spirit, Reuben is currently on the board of directors of OslerSymposia.org, which addresses and pushes back against the forces that cause burn-out for all types of medical personnel.
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