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Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Autotelic EP

REBEL EM - April 22, 2021 - By Marco Propersi
“...WHAT MAKES AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE DOCTOR HAPPY?
Autotelic is a term derived from the Greek words auto (self) and telos (goal). Autotelic activities are intrinsically motivating—the activity is the reward and it’s done for the pursuit of happiness. 
I often participate in interviews with prospective emergency medicine residents—each candidate, highly motivated and highly accomplished. But, many have a difficult time articulating precisely why they want to be an emergency medicine physician. Through self-reflection, I discovered I too share this burden...”