Many of my best friends are in the medical field, and there are practical reasons for that.  That said, I don’t think I could survive without the perspective of my equally good friends outside of medicine.  In one way or the other, they are always reminding me of the following things: 1. Don’t take yourself so seriously. It’s true that at work we often deal with life or death situations.  But ...

Read more...

(Because sometimes my brain processes information in the form of a radiology report.) EXAMINATION: Analysis of physician burnout CLINICAL INDICATION: Increasing use of term physician burnout, particularly via social media, and need to address associated connotations/perceptions TECHNIQUE: Non-scientific retrospective review of popular published pieces on the topic and comments platforms on these articles COMPARISON: Innumerable articles on the topic and experiences of professional and personal contacts FINDINGS: The number of articles about physician burnout have ...

Read more...

1. You either over or under-react to everything related to your child’s health. Your kid chokes?  You perform the Heimlich and are back to dinner conversation 2 minutes later.  Your infant spits up a little more than usual after their introduction to rice cereal?  You decide they may have FPIES and stay up all night worried they may require tube feeds.  True story. 2. You can’t go to ...

Read more...

Women physicians are a testament to evolution; they’ve spent years, decades even, navigating through systems that do anything but cater to their unique needs, and actually find a way to thrive within these systems. My question is this: Why haven’t these systems really evolved with them? It’s now been 167 years since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate with a medical degree in the United States. Nowadays, just shy of ...

Read more...

Most Popular

Join 150,000+ subscribers

Get the best of KevinMD in your inbox

Sign me up! It's free. 
close-link
✓ Join 150,000+ subscribers 
✓ Get KevinMD's 5 most popular stories
Subscribe. It's free.