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The Best Career Advice for Physicians

Good advice — the kind that sticks with you and serves you well — is priceless. We asked physicians and clinical staff to share the best career-related guidance they ever received. Here's what they said.

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Everyone wants to be a better manager, but with so many potential areas for improvement, where does one start? Here are three suggestions from experts.

Advice for physicians currently serving as mentors to other physicians.

The guidance of my physician mentors and the knowledge I gained from serving as a mentor myself has had a great, positive impact on my career as a physician.

I believe in achieving work-life balance. However, my hobbies seem to include learning new shortcuts on the EHR and reading my Kindle while brushing my teeth.

Repeatedly broaching a difficult conversation with a patient may mean you are missing the real issue. Don't be afraid to address the elephant in the room.

Attending a conference shouldn't be done on the fly. If you prepare ahead of time and have a plan, you'll get the most value for your time.

When is it OK to refuse extra responsibilities in your medical group?

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