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Intern year is a year of mountains and valleys, full of failure, forgetting, and dreariness followed quickly by success, learning, and elation. Wallow in its instability and allow it to let you grow into a wonderfully dynamic physician. I promise you’ll get to the other side glad you tackled the ride.Read more
A hospital or clinic saves time and money when it brings back someone who understands their culture, policies, and procedures, but not every situation lends itself to “boomerang.” This article with help you evaluate when to pursue (and when to avoid) reaching out to a former employer for new opportunities.Read more
This article discusses five key tenets for successful rural hospital recruitment for those looking to add to their toolkit, starting with broad topics around rural opportunity development, online resources, and interviews.Read more
For most hard-working residents, paying rent and bills on time each month can feel like a minor miracle. Financial planning might consist of little more than turning student loan payments on auto-pay. While resident salaries do not leave much room for investing and saving, the years young doctors spend in residency represent an important time during which a few simple moves can help to set the groundwork for a more sound financial future.Read more
No matter where you see yourself in the spectrum of nurse leadership, it’s critical that you understand a few of the qualities that successful nurse leaders possess. Here are a few characteristics of successful nurse leaders that will help you decide if nursing leadership may be a good fit.Read more
A well prepared, personalized, and refined physician site visit is essential to earning the trust of the physician and his/her spouse. The site visit is the most critical factor for determining cultural, operational, and philosophical fit. Healthcare organizations that successfully execute a physician site visit will stand out from the competition, earn the trust of the physician and spouse, and become their first choice.Read more
Many physicians spend early retirement in a state of shock. Are there really that many hours in the day? Restlessness and boredom set in quickly. You haven’t spent so much time with your significant other since…. ever. That may be an awakening. Income may not stretch as far as expected, or unforeseen obligations arise. There may be a yearning, still, to make a difference.Read more
The holidays are approaching and healthcare facilities across the nation are looking to celebrate the season and their staff. With 24/7 operations it can be difficult to create opportunities to assure everyone has a chance to join in the fun and good cheer. The following are some tips to help you make the season as festive as you can.Read more
Health Care will always be a field with guaranteed growth and job opportunities. As the physician shortage continues, the number of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in medical offices and hospital settings will continue to rise. These roles offer a great starting salary and a fraction of the cost of education and liability that comes with being a physician…Read more
Current medical culture has evolved over thousands of years. It dictates how we treat each other and ourselves. It’s an insidious culture of self-neglect, unspoken hierarchies, jousting, and undervalued humanity.
As physicians, we are expected to establish rapport and trust with our patients while enmeshed in medical culture. Our “values, norms, and practices” are to care for patients as we would our own family members. The success we’re striving for is to have best possible outcome for all of our patients.
But our goals and culture are antagonistic; good patient outcomes will occur despite medical culture, not because of it.
The following are just five ways medical culture undermines the efforts to establish a successful doctor-patient relationship.Read more