Your success in the medical field is not solely contingent upon your clinical dexterity but often results from the mastery of various industry aspects. What separates a great doctor from a good doctor is their cognizance of both the clinical and business sides of medicine. The market, risks, and trends of medical businesses are a great resource for residents as they establish their place in medicine. Business management is a ...

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Breaking down the medical industry As you inch towards your debut as a physician, it’s wise to assess the medical field's ever-changing landscape before you establish your place within it. There are many factors to consider when evaluating the medical market and how it impacts you personally. Now more than ever, national trends can directly affect the challenges you face in your career, so understanding them will better equip you to ...

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The transition from resident to doctor is overwhelming and can impact your personal life deeply, particularly within the context of your relationship. It is important to sit down and discuss with your partner or spouse and discuss your excitement and fear during this odd phase of life. Although the transition can make or break a relationship, if both you and your partner put forth the effort, you will surely be ...

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Oftentimes, when thinking of “wellness,” people first think about the physical health of the human body. And while wellness does include a healthy body, it also encompasses mental health. Just like it is important to take care of your body, it is just as vital to take your mental wellness into consideration. According to Meagan W. Vermeulen MD, co-author of the Career and Life Planning Guidebook ...

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When entering a stressful and demanding career, it’s important for individuals to maintain their mental and physical health as they strive for a balance between their professional and personal life. There were times when I felt so defeated and worn-out by my job that I doubted my abilities as a physician. In retrospect, I understand that I was experiencing burnout and that I simply didn’t have the resources to work ...

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The best part of my job is interviewing residents and watching as gears begin to turn in their minds when I ask:

  • What made you decide that you wanted to be a doctor?
  • What is your purpose in life?
  • What legacy are you creating?
  • Which position in your field will truly fulfill you?
  • What type of community do you seek in order to meet your wants and needs?
  • Are you ...

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You're finally at the point in your career that you've been waiting for! Training has been strenuous, and you have spent many years of your life readying yourself professionally for this moment. It is now time for you to transition from a resident to an attending physician. At this time, you may be tempted to jump right in and start working.  I recommend taking a little time off for yourself first. ...

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After ten grueling years of training to become a physician, you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may be receiving countless emails that advertise amazing starting salaries, sign-on bonuses, and/or loan repayments that almost seem too good to be true. Dozens of calls are coming in on a weekly basis from recruiters who want to help you find your dream job, and the prospect of ...

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