On our paths to becoming doctors, we learn in-depth details about many things: the Krebs cycle, how many bones are in the human foot and how to tell the difference between bronchitis and emphysema. But we get very little in the way of learning how to prepare for a career. There’s no instruction in medical […]

If you’ve considered a non-clinical career or you are trying to learn more about what you could do in a non-clinical career, it’s nice to read stories about what other doctors have done. When I coach and mentor other doctors, I tell them they can literally do anything in their careers. Sometimes the best physician […]

Are You A Physician Who Needs Help With Your Non-clinical Career Search?   how to get your ex back Have you been thinking about transitioning for a while and are you considering hiring a coach to help you? Here’s some advice for choosing the right person to help you. Know who’s giving the advice: Make […]

Make Time for Reflection Mr. Sherlock Holmes had a way of solving difficult puzzles.  His methods give us a glimpse into the power of mindfulness and reflection. Recent research shows that in as little as 15 minutes a day, we can create impressive changes in how we think and feel.  This can lead to a […]

Crafting Your Elevator Pitch As A Physician What is an elevator pitch? There are many explanations, but essentially it’s about “selling” yourself by describing who you are and why someone else should care – in 30 seconds or less.  Interestingly, the term is taken from the early days of Internet explosion when web development needed […]

“Why Is My Physician So Angry?” I’ve been working with physicians for the past eight years on career diversification, satisfaction and mitigation of stress and burnout and can relate some common themes on why physicians are angry. Unrealistic Expectations Many doctors enter medical school with an idealistic idea about what being a doctor entails. Television […]