Dr. Pamela Wible: Wow! I feel like a proud mother getting ready to watch 151 doctors take their first steps. It’s so exciting! When I found out that I “topped the list of inspiring individuals” nominated by your graduating class, I was shocked. I quickly accepted the nomination and invitation by Dean Brubaker, and then hid her letter and didn’t tell anyone (even my mom) because I was pretty sure once you all figured out what I actually talk about, I’d be disinvited. I’ve actually been disinvited as a featured speaker at a special event here in Chicago by the largest medical association in the country when they discovered that I speak on doctor suicide. So thank you all for having me. I promise my commencement speech is not on suicide. Read blog & comment . . .
In today’s podcast (and video), Kayla Luhrs, M.D., reveals how she recovered from the trauma of her medical training to live her dream in medicine. Listen in and be inspired . . . (full transcription & commentary on blog): “Hi, my name is Kayla. This is my second Breitenbush retreat. My last Breitenbush retreat started on the day I officially gave my 90-day notice for my job. I literally pulled over on the side of the road on my way here because I knew that was the only way that I would have the courage to do it and to not pick up the phone and say, “Oh wait, wait, I changed my mind.” So that took an immense amount of courage.” Read blog & comment . . .
How do you keep yourself energized and motivated? How do you inspire other people to be excited and enthusiastic? How do you get patients with self-inflicted illness all jazzed up about changing their lives? A med student recently asked for my guidance on keeping a positive attitude amid so much pain and suffering. He wondered how I “willingly drink in the most heart-wrenching of fodder, yet exude even larger volumes of love.” Listen in to a small section of our mentorship call above as I share how you too can be inspirational. Read blog & comment . . .
Is the doctor-making “factory line” the same everywhere? Yep. Pretty much. Here’s why you may not want to attend a big-wig school. Listen to today’s podcast inspired by a letter from this amazing premedical student. Enjoy! Read blog & comment . . .
Dear Dr. Wible, We’ve talked before. To catch you up, I’m in my clinical years now and I keep waiting to feel the same starry-eyed excitement I felt during the first months of med school, when I thought that becoming a doctor would finally give me a tangible purpose and make me a better person by helping me do right by others in a way that is meaningful. Back when I thought “Yeah! This is awesome! I can do this!” Read blog & comment . . .
In this podcast I interview a dear friend and therapist, Sydney Ashland, who shares the top 10 fears that hold doctors back. Learn how to overcome your fears and boost your self-confidence in this 45-minute segment extracted from our physician teleseminar today. Read blog & comment . . .