Physicians are, without a doubt, some of the most educated professionals around. You spend endless hours studying, taking tests, and jumping through academic hoops in the name of good grades and patient care. But is the education you are receiving truly preparing you for the practice of medicine today? Health care is now considered almost exclusively a business term. And yet there is a lack of business taught in medical school. ...

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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, even peers who had traveled that road before you. Becoming a physician likely started as an abstract thought that became all-consuming. Somewhere along the line, your everyday life revolved around school, training, procedures ... you get the picture. Now that ...

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Physicians are, by nature, excellent taskmasters. When given a defined set of goals to complete, whether it be a list of patients to round on, a target GPA for admission to medical school, or procedures to complete by graduation, we face it head-on with our tool kit at the ready.  This often leaves us vulnerable when faced with more nebulous tasks assignments that lack defined parameters.  Networking, the action or ...

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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 training, a physician's personal relationships suffer the consequences of long hours, financial strain, and the ever-present danger of Burnout.  If embracing the concept of personal wellness is ...

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