By now, it’s common knowledge that people should be careful about what they post to social media sites — especially job seekers. But if you’re a resident or physician, you need to be especially careful because of HIPAA. Again, this seems like common sense. But the more popular social media becomes, the more the lines are blurred. For most people, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other sites are a part of day-to-day life. It’s easy ...

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I recently wrote about the ways in which residents’ lives change dramatically during the transition to practice. For many, this transition feels like a complete 180. I’m going to devote today’s post to introducing the concept of a “Life After Residency Alliance,” which is a group of people you can rely on for support, guidance and direction as you transition to practice. The concept is taken from Napoleon Hill’s Mastermind Alliance, ...

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The more I talk to new physicians who are transitioning into practice, the more I realize how many substantial life and career shifts occur post-residency. I experienced these changes myself several years ago, but it’s taken me a while to fully process them and realize how they’ve affected my life. In fact, it would be safe to say that I experienced a complete 180 after graduating from residency. I know other new ...

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Even though I love my job, I’ve been feeling a little burned out lately. I think it comes from being stretched too thin, which is something I’ve coped with off an on ever since med school. As the saying goes, there are never enough hours in the day, and sometimes that really gets to me. While my practice is incredibly important, I also place a lot of value on my family. ...

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