December 12th 2022
Defining the goals of the mentoring relationship can be useful to clarify expectations.
February 5th 2020
These “soft skills” can be the hardest to master.
September 30th 2019
Patients want their physicians to take a greater role in healthcare advocacy. Getting involved can empower doctors, too.
April 29th 2019
Oncologist Kamal Malaker unexpectedly found himself in need of heart surgery. The experience changed the way he practices medicine.
April 15th 2019
One antidote to physician burnout is to focus on increasing happiness and work satisfaction.
Memories of My Uncle, the Physician
Mentoring is an important aspect of your career development as a physician. Dr. Hoffman shares how his uncle shaped the way he saw medicine from an early age.
The Threat of Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Nations
After taking a trip to the highlands of Guatemala, this provider is looking at non-communicable diseases in a new, scarier light.
You Can Be a Good Mom and Good Doctor
Someone once told this doctor she couldn't be a good doctor AND a good mother. She has proven that person wrong.
Five Reasons to Attend a Live CME Conference
Why should you go to a live CME conference? There are multiple benefits, not the least of which is networking with your peers.
Passing Along Our Wisdom to the Next Generation of MDs
One MD implores his generation of fellow “senior clinicians” to take a leadership role in guiding younger docs and helping them with their careers.
Physicians Share Biggest Lessons from Medical School
For most doctors, medical school was a whirlwind of lectures and incredibly hard tests. We asked them what they took away from the experience.
Making Stronger Interpersonal Connections
Becoming effective as a physician means connecting well with colleagues and patients. Here are three ways to strengthen relationships.
Physicians Looking for Work/Life Balance
If you find yourself searching for more balance between your work and home life, try living like you're in a jazz quartet.
Advice for Volunteering in a Medical Disaster Response
Volunteering to help in an international crisis is laudable. But make sure to conduct your due diligence first.
Embracing Change in Medical Practice
It is vital for physicians to break out of their individual silos of expertise and network with their peers and colleagues.
Why Physicians Should Join a Professional Organization
Taking an active role in professional associations can benefit physicians through networking opportunities, policy alerts, and continuing education.
Eight Ways Physicians Know They're Overworking
Physicians are known for putting in long hours, but when does it become a real problem? Here are eight signs that it's time to slow down.
Motivate Medical Practice Staff by Being Positive
Studies show that positive reinforcement is far more powerful than negative directives. Here are seven positive ways to engage your staff.
Three Ways Physicians Can Be Better Leaders
To be a better leader at your medical practice, get out of the office and consider these three strategies to engage with your staff.
The Privilege of Being a Primary-Care Physician
Being a primary-care doctor often means “minding the gap” for patients and serving as therapeutic reassurance for patients unsure of specialists’ plan of care.
Three Choices Physicians Can Make to Reduce Stress
There are many things in life physicians have no control over. But, by making deliberate, positive choices, they can often improve a negative situation.
Navigating Change as a Physician Leader
As a practice leader, you can have a significant impact on how well your employees adapt to changes at your practice. Here are some guidelines to help.
America is Still the Land of Opportunity for Doctors
Despite the challenges we currently face together as a nation, the U.S. offers physicians opportunities that are hard to duplicate anywhere else.
Advice for Starting a Medical Residency
Having been a resident not that many years ago, here is some advice for the new doctors as they take on the world.
Seven Ways to Transform Unproductive Meetings
Physicians don't appreciate being taken away from their work to attend sessions that provide no value. Here are seven steps to avoid such meetings.
Mentoring the Next Generation of Primary Care
Primary-care docs will not be able to shape the future of medicine unless they attract young doctors to follow in their footsteps.
Physicians Should Lead by Example
My challenge to my fellow physicians is to find ways to bring the health coaching you do for your patients to your staff.
What I've Learned from Watching 'House, M.D.'
Physicians Do Cry
Physicians are expected to keep personal emotion distanced. Yet, even as we care deeply for our patients, we fail to do the same for ourselves.
Three Ways Practice Managers Can Be Stronger Leaders
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.
Ten Ways to Serve as a Great Physician Mentor
Advice for physicians currently serving as mentors to other physicians.
Forming Successful Physician Mentor-Mentee Relationships
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.
Physicians and Their Hobbies
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.
Holding Difficult Physician-Patient Conversations
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.
Getting the Most Out of a Medical Conference
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.
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