Category Archives: Physician Careers

Yes, I’m a Mother and a Physician

A doctor-mom's journey is a unique story all it's own. Most doctor-moms have a common understanding with mothers like them because they know all too well the different challenges they face every day. Running a home. Taking care of kids. Maintaining a marriage. Managing as a single mom. All while still trying to find time for yourself. (And this is…
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The Art of Delivering Bad News

Breaking bad news is never easy. It is a difficult task that can take it's toll on a physician and requires a thick skin to be able to leave those feelings at the hospital once your shift ends. Shock. Silence. Tears. Anger. These are all things a doctor can expect to experience over the course of…
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Finding Your Fit: Deciding On a Specialty

During medical school, not only do you learn some of the tools you'll use for the rest of your career, you also have the opportunity to try out different medical specialties. This can help you decide which specialty fits you best, or discover quickly which ones do not. I'm sure you can remember the moment…
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Want to Retire at 45? Here’s How

Retiring at 45. Sounds pretty nice doesn't it? As a physician, you probably didn't start earning your first real paycheck until around age 30. You also probably graduated with a decent amount of student loans. These two factors can make the idea of retiring at 45 seem impossible. However, while it's not an easy feat,…
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7 Shaming Words That Should Be Banned From Medicine

The power of words cannot be underestimated. In medicine, different words hold certain connotations and can quickly set the tone, negative or positive, of any discussion or conversation sometimes without the speaker even realizing. When you take the Hippocratic Oath, one of the promises you make is to do no harm. This includes the words…
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Are Women Superior in Medicine?

This is what one Harvard study is claiming, to the tune of thousands of fewer Americans dying every year if male physicians were as adept as females. According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that within 30 days of arriving at the hospital, rates of death and re-admission for Medicare patients were significantly…
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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: The White Coat Debate

For years, the white coat has come to symbolize success and exert status. Recently, however, the white coat has come under scrutiny for potentially spreading germs and infecting patients. While the jury is still out on whether or not this is actually true, many are rethinking the famous white coat. How do you weigh in?…
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Where Are Patients Going for Health Information?

In today's technology-centered society, nearly everything can be found online. Majority of people turn to internet research before almost every big decision, healthcare included. In fact, roughly 72% of internet users seek health information online. With the internet's vast pool of knowledge, there are numerous online sources patients can look to for health information. Some,…
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Top 10 KevinMD Posts from 2016

Happy New Year to all of our readers! Before we jump into 2017, we first want to take a look back a some of the most popular healthcare news that happened in 2016. The opioid epidemic, tackling burnout, and how laughter really is be the best medicine were just a few hot topics of the year…
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How Money Can Buy You Time

Time is money. It's an age-old phrase that tells us time is a valuable resource, so it's better to do things as quickly as possible. Wasting time is wasting money. But what if money = time? In residency, you've yet to start earning the big bucks, and may even be living paycheck to paycheck. Once…
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