Category: Medical Education

Why physician wellness programs won’t work so well →

Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. Here’s the problem: actively pursued sounds like work. Wellness is too controlled, measured, and almost forced upon us. Who’s really excited to join

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Should pilots, doctors & truck drivers work 28-hour shifts? →

How long could you drive without dozing off? Maybe 8 hours? Possibly 10? How many hours do you think a long-haul trucker could drive without swerving into your lane? Would you ever want an 80,0000 pound rig coming at you

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How medical training destroys physician self-confidence (& a quick fix) →

Most physicians appear self-assured. Yet even doctors have self-doubts. But who wants an insecure physician? A confident doctor inspires confidence in patients. So how do physicians cope with their hidden insecurities? I actually had no idea that doctors lacked self-confidence until

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My best advice in 3 minutes →

Last week I spoke at a residency retreat. A surgery resident asked for my big take-home message. Here it is (and this applies to everyone on the planet not just medical students and physicians). Remember the dreams you had as a

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