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300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

Another physician suicide happened on December 27, 2021. Shock, despair, and disbelief hit me all at once when I read the Facebook post about my colleague. No, no, no!!!! Not again!! I can’t believe this happened again. I felt a huge dagger pierce my heart. I could...

Three Ways to Celebrate Women in Medicine Month

Three Ways to Celebrate Women in Medicine Month

“Celebrate good times…come on, let’s celebrate” “Party like it’s your birthday” September is Women in Medicine Month, and it is time to celebrate! How do you celebrate the holidays and special occasions in your life? Do you wait until someone honors you or do you make...

What to Do When You Feel Like Quitting Medicine

What to Do When You Feel Like Quitting Medicine

Quitting medicine may sound like a crazy idea to friends and family who have seen you work so hard over the years. But for you, it may be something you are seriously considering if you are burnt out and have long ago lost that passion that got you through medical...

The Cost of Doing Nothing About Burnout

The Cost of Doing Nothing About Burnout

I remember when I first thought about enrolling in a life coaching program. As a physician, my first thought was that perhaps it was a sign of weakness. Here I was an attending physician, who had completed her residency training and was board certified practicing...

Between Burnout and Bloom

Between Burnout and Bloom

Regardless of specialty or experience, all physicians may experience burnout at some point in their career. Let's talk about how to assess and treat the symptoms of burnout, and what some alternative solutions may include. What is Burnout? The World Health...

Book 4 Sneak Peek: Music and Medicine by Dr. Amber Robins

Book 4 Sneak Peek: Music and Medicine by Dr. Amber Robins

This week on the blog, we are sharing a preview of the chapter Dr. Amber Robins wrote in the latest installment of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats! Keep reading to learn more about her background with music: As a kid, I saw many family members in the hospital....

Metric Shaming in Medicine and 3 Steps to Overcome It

Metric Shaming in Medicine and 3 Steps to Overcome It

This week on the blog, we are sharing a preview of Dr. Archana Shrestha's chapter in the latest installment of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats! Keep reading to hear what Dr. Shrestha says about metric shaming: The Roller Coaster Ride Looking back at my career...

Maintaining Professional Balance: Balance does not mean equal

Maintaining Professional Balance: Balance does not mean equal

How do you maintain balance in your professional life? That is the million-dollar question. The most important thing to understand and accept is that balance does not mean everything is always being handled equally at any one time. This acceptance was eye-opening for...

5 Tips on Becoming an Effective Leader

5 Tips on Becoming an Effective Leader

Hearing the word leader or leadership can be scary for some yet exciting for others. Some people have planned to take on leadership roles, yet others were thrown into it unexpectedly.  I believe that everyone has been a leader at some point in their life whether...

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

I Finally Realized I Was a Good Doctor Do you recall your first year as an attending and what that was like? For me, it was a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs practicing as an emergency physician in a semi-rural town in Illinois. But once I found my stride...

     

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