Category Archives: Physician Careers

Patients Aren’t the Only Ones Turning to Dr. Google

That's right - a recent survey found that nearly half of medical and premedical students look to Google first for answers when researching medical topics, while only 7% turn to a print textbook. Of the 180 students surveyed, 83% said that confirming a source's credibility was one of the main challenges when searching for medical…
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Top Five Physician Blogs to Follow

Each day we're met with a steady influx of information from various news outlets, the internet, social media, and television. As a busy physician, your time is precious, so when you do get a free moment, it's important to read about things that matter most to you. From the robust, candid commentary of KevinMD, to the…
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Dr. Moms: Find Work-Life Fulfillment With These Four R’s

As a physician and a mother, both are important parts of who you are and your personal identity. Each job has its own unique set of responsibilities, and juggling both can be overwhelming. If if you struggle to find the right work-life balance in your busy schedule, there are certain things you can do to help…
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What You Need to Know About CME for 2017

In order to maintain a medical license, CME, or Continuing Medical Education, is often required. It's important to keep up with the latest innovations in medicine in order to provide the best care to your patients, and CME helps healthcare professionals do just that. Because Continuing Medical Education programs are geared towards specific areas of…
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Fifty Percent of Physicians Admit Bias

According to Medscape's Lifestyle Report 2017, fifty percent of physicians admit that they hold biases about certain patient groups, but only 16 percent said that it got in the way of patient care. Different factors like weight and intelligence can cause feelings of bias towards patients. However, according to the study, not all biases had…
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The Darker Side of Medicine

“First, do no harm.” It’s an oath many physicians take when they graduate from medical school. Unfortunately, they often forget to include themselves in this statement. Not by their own choosing, but as a result of medicine's current culture. Research continues to indicate a lack of self-care by physicians can lead to depression and even…
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Attack Your Student Loans And Be Debt Free

Long gone are the days when a young doctor could simply live below their means and get a high paying job to pay down medical school debt. Today, young physicians need to have a plan of action in place to maximize savings and pay down student loans fast. Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) programs and…
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Does Choice of Medical School Really Make a Difference?

Does attending a prestigious medical school put you in a better position for employment post grad than a state school? With the average physician graduating with about $175,000 worth of school loans, the more wallet-friendly state school could easily seem like the better option. While both options offer an MD worthy education, is one actually…
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Scraping Pennies and Saving Lives: Live Life Like a Resident

"Live life like a resident." If your actual time spent in residency is long behind you, this might sound a little odd, but living like a resident even after residency can help you quickly chisel away at school loans and save more than half of your take home pay! From what you should spend to…
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Follow These Five For Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

It's easy to get bogged down and burned out as a physician in today's healthcare industry. New EMRs, changing legislation, a booming patient population -- there are many pressures you face on the daily, and they can all take their toll. For days when you feel like you need a boost or need to get…
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