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All Posts by David Beran, DO

About David Beran, DO

I am a practicing emergency physician with academic and administrative roles. I work full time as a medical director but am exploring multiple non-clinical avenues for my medical and public health degrees. Aside from blogging on www.theprescientdoc.com, I work in file review, consulting, research and expert witnessing.

Physicians: To Change Your Career, Change Your Perspective

changing careers

There are countless alternative career options for physicians, but more often than not, we fall into the sunk costs fallacy. We already spent a decade in school and hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans, and now we want to leave that job? This doesn’t seem conducive to any good state of mind, so when changing careers, it’s important to also change your perspective.

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How to Make the Most of Your Clinical Physician Job…

No job is perfect, but we all strive for career satisfaction. Therefore, it’s important to make the most of your current position. For those in a clinical healthcare setting, this can mean identifying what you like about your current job and gaining new perspective. Here are 6 tips on how to make the most of your clinical job.

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Alternative Careers in Medicine: Internal Consulting

Alternative Careers in medicine: internal consulting

If you’re tired of the daily grind with patient work and aren’t up to the busy traveling life of external consulting, internal consulting may be an interesting career option. Here are 8 questions about the profession dissected for easy comprehension.

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11 Questions Physicians Should Ask During A Job Interview

a doctor conducting an interview with a potential candidate

While you must be prepared to answer questions in a job interview, you must also be equally prepared to ask questions of your own. Here are 11 questions that are sure to get you all the information you need regarding your prospective new employer.

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7 Reasons Why I Chose To Be A Generalist Physician

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In a profession filled with dozens of different specialties, I chose to be a generalist. But with so many diverging paths, why opt for something more general? The flexibility of this physician career path alone is enough to make it enticing for many, but here are seven reasons why I chose to be a generalist.

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Tips to Improve Well-Being for Healthcare Providers During the Pandemic

A woman on the beach, represents wellbeing

The ongoing pandemic has taken quite a toll beyond just physically. Mental exhaustion, burnout, and fatigue are only a few of the problems facing those working on the frontlines in the healthcare field. Here are 6 wellbeing tips to help remedy the problems faced by all those in the field.

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How to Tell if a Hospital’s Culture is a Good Fit for You

A physician evaluating work culture with thumbs up and thumbs down

Culture is the unmeasurable experience of being there day to day.

Fortunately, unmeasurable doesn’t mean undiscoverable. You can gain insight into the culture of a prospective workplace before you sign a contract by implementing the following strategies…

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9 Essential Skills Medical Schools Don’t Teach and How to Overcome the Knowledge Deficit

A young physician looking confused

Medical schools teach medical content well, but they miss the mark when it comes to teaching the practical side of medicine. Questions like How should I manage my income? What should I look for in a contract? or What happens when I’m sued? are left unanswered. Physicians generally learn these lessons on the job and make avoidable mistakes along the way.

The following are nine skills I wish I would have learned before leaving medical school.

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Tips For A Great Shadowing Experience

A premed student is job shadowing

Shadowing plays an important role in both the decision to become a physician and the application process. This is why optimizing the experience is so important. The following is a list of “do’s and dont’s” of shadowing.

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The Secret Perks of Night Shifts

A night shift physician enjoying a coffee break

For those of us who dread night shifts, find them disruptive, and resent the people who schedule us—we need to learn from those who do it by choice. Medicine is a 24/7 industry that we signed up for. By adopting the philosophy of night workers, we can change our perspective and maybe enjoy our night experiences a little more.

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