“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

As medical students, we are trained to anticipate the next step, being a resident. As a resident, we are consistently reminded that there are offices, hospitals, clinics, etc. that need us. The position is waiting; you just have to fall in line and find the right one....

Women Docs for Women Docs: Celebrating a year as editor-in-chief!

Women Docs for Women Docs: Celebrating a year as editor-in-chief!

It has been a little over a year since I started my stint as editor-in-chief of the Women in White Coats blog.  When I took up this exciting opportunity, you can bet that it was not without some trepidation. I was of course apprehensive with my main concern being...

Protecting Your Priorities And  Living An Intentional Life

Protecting Your Priorities And Living An Intentional Life

Congratulations! You have cleared the extraneous items from your day-to-day, so you can spend your precious time the way you want! The next step is maintaining your clutter-free task list. How do you keep the clutter out of the to-do list? First, set boundaries. You...

Physician Burnout Reexamined Part 2

Physician Burnout Reexamined Part 2

In the last part of this essay, we learned that the evolution of medicine into a modern corporate beast has contributed to physician burnout. We learned that female physicians, physicians working for healthcare organizations, and physicians working more than fifty-one...

From the desk of the editor-in-chief: A Call For Action!

From the desk of the editor-in-chief: A Call For Action!

Summer is drawing to a close and everyone is preparing for school openings, fall terms in college, and a return to in-person work schedules. We should all have been vaccinated. But no, only 52.2 percent of Americans are vaccinated against Covid-19 as of August 25,...

Preventing Burnout as a Pediatrician

Preventing Burnout as a Pediatrician

As a Pediatrician, are you starting to feel overwhelmed by all of the uncertainty in medicine today?  In the midst of the pandemic, physicians of all specialties have felt an increasingly heavy burden. As Pediatricians, we were somewhat “saved” from the perils of...

Protecting Your Priorities And  Living An Intentional Life

Protecting Your Priorities And Living An Intentional Life

Congratulations! You have cleared the extraneous items from your day-to-day, so you can spend your precious time the way you want! The next step is maintaining your clutter-free task list. How do you keep the clutter out of the to-do list? First, set boundaries. You...

Finding Harmony in #WomeninMedicine Month

Finding Harmony in #WomeninMedicine Month

September is Women in Medicine Month, and I have loved seeing all the promotions.  I have created some myself and shared them.  Many women's physician wellness conferences are set in September to honor and amplify this.  It is a time for celebration and...

Protecting Your Priorities And  Living An Intentional Life

Protecting Your Priorities And Living An Intentional Life

Congratulations! You have cleared the extraneous items from your day-to-day, so you can spend your precious time the way you want! The next step is maintaining your clutter-free task list. How do you keep the clutter out of the to-do list? First, set boundaries. You...

The Truth About Feeling Stuck

The Truth About Feeling Stuck

I remember looking forward to the day I graduated from residency for four years. I thought that I could not wait to feel the freedom of being an attending. There were several days and weeks during residency that I was sure I would never make it. When graduation day...

CoFounders Corner: Self-Care is Never Selfish

CoFounders Corner: Self-Care is Never Selfish

Dear Sister Docs, Recently, I was discussing self-care in our Physician Wellness Program. I know the term self-care is thrown around a lot, and it is becoming cliche to talk about it.  But from my personal experience, I can tell you just how important it is and...

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

As medical students, we are trained to anticipate the next step, being a resident. As a resident, we are consistently reminded that there are offices, hospitals, clinics, etc. that need us. The position is waiting; you just have to fall in line and find the right one....

Poetry During COVID: A Team-Building Experience

Poetry During COVID: A Team-Building Experience

In March 2020, SARS-CoV-2, also known as Coronavirus 19, entered our lives and changed us all forever. Both small and large gatherings ended, and our hospital division stopped having in-person meetings. Suddenly, teleconferences became the way to communicate with each...

How to Uplift Your Life with Gratitude

How to Uplift Your Life with Gratitude

Last year leading up to Thanksgiving I found a candy dish and colorful tiny Post-it Notes and asked my family to write a few things down. I wanted them to write down people, things and experiences from the past year (the year of the Pandemic) that they are grateful...

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