Category Archives: Physician Careers

What Physicians Can Learn From a College Football Coach

After several wins, one would expect Ohio State football coach Urban Meyers to be on cloud nine, however, this was not the case. He was exhausted, couldn't sleep, and was working constantly. In a word, he was experiencing burnout. With his health taking the brunt of it all, he decided to sign a contract with his…
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An Emergency Medicine Physician’s Twelve Days of Christmas

We all know and love the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" song, with its turtle doves and french hens, but for those in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency medicine, the twelve days leading up to Christmas may mean something a little different. With the holiday season well underway, emergency medicine physicians know to anticipate all types…
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Top 4 Specialties in Highest Demand for Locums

Across all specialties, physicians are in high demand throughout the country. A growing elderly population, an increase in number of Americans with health insurance, and physicians leaving the profession due to burnout are all contributing factors to the overall physician shortage. Because of this demand, locum tenens is more popular now than ever. As a locums…
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7 Apps Every Busy Physician Should Know

As a physician, you're often tasked with juggling several things at once. Between your professional responsibilities at work and family duties at home, you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are several apps out there designed to make your life easier. From Evernote that allows you to save quick reminders and notes, to…
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Finding the Perfect Practice for You

The "perfect job" is widely open to interpretation and is largely based on personal preference. Practice style, personality, and values are all important factors and differ from person to person. Whether you feel a calling to tend to the underserved, are drawn to the rural life, or want to travel the open road, endless practice…
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4 Topics A Physician Shouldn’t Discuss On Social Media

As a physician on social media, you may want to maintain a degree of transparency, but guidelines are very important when using any sort of media in a professional capacity. Here are four things to avoid when posting Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site: 1. Alcohol consumption – You may just be meeting up…
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Tip to Physicians: Listen to Your Non-Medical Friends

As a physician, you probably tend to gravitate towards your close network of medical colleagues and friends when you need advice. This is to be expected. However, it's important to not undervalue the advice and unique viewpoint of your non-medical friends as well. Sometimes, it takes a close friend outside of medicine to remind you of the little things,…
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A Pink Bag and a Physician’s Journey Through Medicine

Many physicians have a sacred piece that they keep with them always - whether it's a personalized white coat, a swanky stethoscope, or a special "on call" bag. After graduating medical school, Dr. Ashley Sumrall had no idea where the pink bag gifted to her by her parents would take her. A change in specialty,…
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The Three B’s of Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is undoubtedly a complex issue with many contributing factors. However, like with many things in medicine, even the most complex phenomenons can be simplified. That's what one doctor facing burnout came to discover - what he was experiencing could be reduced to three main components, or what he refers to as the "three…
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Engage Effortlessly With Your Patients

It is estimated that millions of dollars a year are spent in excess due to patients not adhering to treatment plans. This could be easily avoided with better communication between doctors and patients. Both are responsible for poor physician-patient relationships, as doctors are under increasingly tight schedules resulting in less time being spent with patients…
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