In this episode, Dr. Kimberly Meyer interviews fellow author Dr. Kim Nichols about her many roles in life, including author of not one but TWO chapters in book 4 of The Chronicles of Women in White Coats. Dr. Kim reflects on being a working mom and how her own sister doc journey impacts her vision to mentor the rising generation. Tune in for an honest and inspiring conversation that will resonate with women doctors in all stages of their career!

Dr. Kim Nichols is a native of North Carolina. Prior to earning her Doctorate of Medicine, Dr. Nichols earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She also completed a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Management. Since graduation from fellowship, Dr. Nichols has held several leadership and educational positions in both academic and private practice, and she strongly believes in the importance of building relationships in all of her work. Dr. Nichols’ other areas of interest include evaluating learners, providing feedback, and facilitating equitable and inclusive environments in organizations.

Key Takeaways

[02:05] How Dr. Kim found WIWC and the opportunity to contribute to the upcoming book

[03:10] Does a work-life balance really exist for sister docs? Does it matter?

[05:11] The biggest understatement for moms working outside the home 

[09:00] Dr. Kim’s vision of the mentor she strives to be for upcoming female doctors

[10:25] Incorporating this vision and mindset into schools 

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