The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner

The Success Factor: An interview with Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S.

February 20, 2022 Andrew Wilner, MD Season 1 Episode 53
The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner
The Success Factor: An interview with Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S.
Show Notes

Show Notes

Please join me for this 25-minute interview with Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S., Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, NY, and author of "The Success Factor." Dr. Gotian has bachelor's and master's degrees in business and a background in finance and banking, but her real passion is working with students, especially at the graduate level. She ran the highly competitive M.D., Ph.D., program at Weill Cornell Rockefeller and Sloan Kettering in New York City for 22 years. At the age of 43, Dr. Gotian went back to school to get a doctorate focused on "optimizing success in physician-scientists."

Dr. Gotian's new book, "The Success Factor," examines the qualities of high achievers, not only MD, Ph.D., students, but others such as astronauts, CEOs, Novel Prize winners, and Olympic champions. She discovered that all these exceptional people shared four qualities:

1.     Passion for their profession-they would do it even if they weren't paid!

2.     Worked hard and smarter by controlling their schedules and focusing on their interests

3.     Continuing their passion throughout their lives

4.     Constantly reinforcing their education through books, conferences, and mentors

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