Work SMARTER, Not Harder:  Tips ad Tools for Getting your Priorities Straight The first step on any journey is having a direction to follow.  When you decided to become a physician, you no doubt sought out advice from trusted mentors:  advisors, other physicians, professors, even peers who had traveled that road before you.  But becoming […]

Market-Driven Healthcare- What You Need to Know Before Searching For a Position Breaking Down The Medical Industry As you inch towards your debut as a physician, it’s wise to assess the ever-changing landscape of the medical field before you establish your place within it. There’s a multitude of factors to consider when evaluating the medical […]

The Medical Relationship  The transition from resident to doctor is overwhelming and can impact your personal life deeply, particularly within the context of your relationship. It is important to sit down and discuss with your partner or spouse and discuss your excitement and fear during this odd phase of life. Although the transition can make […]

Wellness: Why It’s Important   Oftentimes, when thinking of “wellness”, people first think about the physical health of the human body. And, while wellness does include a healthy body, it also encompasses mental health. Just like it is important to take care of your body it is just as vital to take your mental wellness into […]

Your Success Network-Building key relationships that support your goals Your Current Success Network Start with Reflection: Close your eyes. Think about the people who have taken an active interest and action to advance your career through your residency by assisting you with personal and professional development over the past year.  Think broadly as these individuals […]

Getting to Know You and Your Relationships:  Cultivating Your Personal Partnerships as a Physician The center of a physician’s job is the doctor-patient relationship.  Without a healthy one, the physician is unable to help the patient make meaningful changes in their life to maintain a state of wellness.  Too often, in the process of medical […]

Burnout is a term that is used frequently in medical education today, with some studies noting that up to 70% of residents in training meet criteria for the disorder per the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). While that statistic is startling…..what does this actually mean? The answer, as you’ll see below, is not straightforward. Read on […]

Are younger doctors (particularly age 40 and under) different in what they expect in terms of work-life balance? Younger doctors definitely have different expectations in terms of work life balance but I believe this is not a “doctor mindset” but rather a “generation mindset”. For the longest time the older generation and the American philosophy […]

Physician burnout is the latest trend among doctors. There are books, workshops, even special breathing exercises for physician burnout. Suddenly every other doctor I meet has burnout. And half of all med students have burnout before they graduate. WTF. We enter medicine as inspired, intelligent, compassionate humanitarians. Soon we’re cynical and exhausted. How did all […]

When I started the balanced physician program in 2004, I did it with the goal in mind to help physicians have more work life balance. At that time I offered the program to the market place but it wasn’t ready for it except the physicians who felt burned out and had the strong motivation to restore their […]