Physicians are leaving the broken medical system at unprecedented rates. We continue through a war with an uncertain liberation day, and we are exhausted. Meanwhile, the only battlefront in which we have control is that of our mind. We have not been taught how to tame this beast. If we hope to thrive in medicine, we need to “capture our thoughts” and redirect how these result in feelings, actions, and …
Post Author: Dawn Sears, MD
Dr. Sears is passionate about helping physicians thrive in health care. She is a successful wellness grant recipient who ran a two-year women leaders in medicine program which moved the needle for engagement, retention and burnout.
Her latest passion is forming GutGirlMD Consulting to provide a roadmap to formulating women in medicine programs at any institution, consulting and executive coaching. She works with organizations to leverage their strengths and understand their unique challenges to create thriving environments to help retain their most valuable asset: their physicians. You can download a free 18-page PDF of business cases, agendas, timelines, budgets, and sample surveys for your women in medicine program.
Dr. Sears is also the lead author of the papers, Evaluation of gastric bypass patients 1 year after surgery: changes in quality of life and obesity-related conditions and Frequency and clinical outcome of capsule retention during capsule endoscopy for GI bleeding of obscure origin.
“That’s great. You want to start a women in medicine program! How are you going to pay for it?”
This is the most common question and potential barrier from colleagues, leaders, and those who understand the value of these programs. We found that our two-year Women Leaders in Medicine program improved burnout, retention, and engagement of the over 400 women physicians who participated. However, funding remained the chronic barrier to sustainability.
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