Discovery Resource # ST-34

Learn how to transition from your training mentorship and support network to a professional network by building an enhanced success network – a set of people who take an active interest in your journey and assist you in your personal and professional development as you strive toward your post-residency career and life goals. These mentors, sponsors, peers, and advisors who make up your success network will give you wisdom, inspire you, provide tactical advice, and most importantly, create accountability.

For the past decade, you’ve been surrounded by professors, program directors, faculty, and peers who have helped guide and support you throughout training. Soon you’ll be making many significant work-life decisions that will impact you both personally and professionally as you transition. These key career decisions include choosing a practice opportunity, deciding where to live, buying a home, and many other important career and life choices that will shape your lifestyle, work life balance, and overall wellness.

An enhanced success network—mentors, sponsors, coaches, advisors, and peers—can help you in all aspects of your life. No matter where you are in your life and career journey, creating and sustaining high quality relationships will help you make good decisions, navigate your path, and achieve your goals more quickly than you could without them.

Discovery Resource # ST-30

It’s not just about your career, it’s about living your life! How will you spend your free time when you’re not at work? How will you create a fulfilling and enjoyable life for yourself and your family? You will learn some effective strategies for partnering together with your spouse to build a career and a life you both love.. Read More...

Discovery Resource # ST-29

The recognition of burnout and its potential to wreak havoc on medical students, residents and physicians has created a unique moment in the realm of medical education and the medical community itself. We now find ourselves tasked with the challenge of how to heal ourselves. Creating an effective physician wellness program not only involves knowing what resources to provide to those in need, it is also imperative to be able to identify what it means to be well.
This tool will give guidance and information on how to develop physician wellness programming as a measure of “preventative care” to delay the onset of this disease; it will also review how and when to use “treatment strategies” for those physicians already showing symptoms of burnout. This chapter provides resources for medical students, residents, and physicians to define what it means to be well for them, assess their level of stress, identify resources for stress reduction and self-resiliency, and develop their own personal “toolkit” to carry through their medical career.

Discovery Resource # ST-28

Burnout is surprisingly prevalent among physicians in training, far exceeding the estimates of program directors. In a 2014 survey of 504 medical residents at University of North Carolina, 70% met criteria for burnout based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory, a common tool used to assess burnout.

Over half of all physicians suffer from burnout, which is characterized by depersonalization, loss of enthusiasm for the profession, and cynicism. This devastating emotional disease adversely impacts physicians’ personal and professional lives, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the patients in their care.

Fortunately, there is hope for breaking this cycle. Shawn Jones, MD, practicing physician and author of “Finding Heart in Art – A Surgeon’s Renaissance Approach to Healing Modern Medical Burnout” and Sharee Saleh, Director of Physician Recruitment at Tower Health have teamed up to teach you how to prevent burnout while bringing joy back to medicine.

Discovery Resource # E-33

Understanding how medical market conditions may translate into challenges for physicians, patients, and administration will may translate into mitigating negative impacts. Read More...