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6 pieces of advice for graduating medical students and residents

My (sometimes solicited, but often unsolicited) advice for graduating medical students, residents, and fellows: June is one of my favorite times of the year.  One, because it’s summer, but also because it’s graduation season.  I love seeing and hearing about everyone’s accomplishments, and seeing years of hard work come to fruition - although if...

8 steps to have those difficult conversations

An excerpt from No-Drama Leadership: How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace. Although the ability to initiate difficult conversations is part of good leadership, I’ve never met a leader who enjoys it. Whether your conversation is about body odor, rude behavior, dress code, personal conduct or performance issues, difficult conversations are something that...

10 ways to stay out of the DEA’s crosshairs

No news attracts attention like a physician who’s in trouble with DEA or their state medical board. So, how does it happen, what are the common issues and what can a physician do to safeguard themselves? First, let’s look at what the numbers and the research tell us. The Federation of State Medical Boards...

My exit ramp from medicine

One day, I was full of moderate despair, overworked, befuddled by the EHR with a tinge of burnout, staring at my computer, I treated myself to something I’ve not done before. It was my 62nd birthday that day, and I gave myself a birthday present. Before rising from that swivel chair, I had...

A conversation with a doctor who was tired of feeling burned out

An excerpt from the Docs Outside the Box podcast, episode 1:  When the going gets tough… MOVE!  Dr. Nii: All right, well thank you very much for joining us on the Doc’s Outside-the-Box podcast. You are our first guest — first victim, I guess. It's the inaugural episode, so I just wanted to thank you for...

The problem with the adults in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

Just like so many teenagers out there, I found myself hooked on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why from the first episode. The only difference is that I am not a teenager, but a physician practicing child and adolescent psychiatry and managing inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric units for the last nine years....

A doctor’s warning on the keto weight-reduction plan

The keto weight-reduction plan has lately garnered a lot fame for its obvious capability to enhance diabetes and weight problems – outcomes so spectacular the Journal of the American Medical Affiliation lately highlighted the weight-reduction plan and thereby christened it as one thing greater than a low-carb craze. Nevertheless, not all of the...

The liberty to confess somebody as a result of it was the best factor to do

Essentially the most high-powered rotation in my medical college was endocrinology. There, you bought to see issues most medical doctors by no means come near diagnosing themselves. Uppsala College’s Akademiska Hospital served as a referral middle for the Swedish inhabitants north of Uppsala, an space the dimensions and form of California. Again within the...

Crying when a affected person suffers a devastating loss

I used to be a second-year resident, doing a 24-hour shift on maternity care. I might spent some arduous nights on name with my attending doctor, Dr. Campbell. Now, we sat on the nursing station, joking about what this one may carry. "You should be a black cloud," she teased, accusing me of being...

three steps for docs to maneuver into the subsequent stage of profession development

In medication, that is the time when one season ends, and one other begins. New docs graduate medical faculty. They're excited and, on the similar time scared, as they enter into residency coaching. Interns develop into residents. Senior residents rejoice shifting into attending positions or sit up for subspecialty coaching in fellowship packages....

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