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Posts Tagged ‘Resident Physicians’

Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician

How to Achieve Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician

Physician well-being has become high priority and high visibility. Concern about well-being is almost invariably coupled with concern for physician burnout. We see these concerns in almost every issue of every reputable medical journal. The attention is appropriate, essential, and long overdue. We preach the importance of prevention and risk management to our patients, but we are oblivious to our own needs for the same…

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Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency

"Urology, stat to the ER"

As a second-year resident with only a few weeks of urology experience, I was used to introducing myself whenever entering the ER, hoping to summon a façade of expertise and bravado that was not entirely familiar to me. However, on this occasion, as soon as I passed through the double doors of the ER, I was summoned urgently to the first trauma bays by a frantic looking ER attending. I walked by a very uncomfortable looking police officer standing just outside before entering the trauma bay to find the entire trauma team assembled next to the patient.

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The Day After Residency: How to Maximize Your Career in Medicine

Physician Advice for the Day After Residency

Your career in medicine will span several decades. Don’t become complacent and assume what you know now is the best and only option for your patients. Keep a curious mind and push yourself to explore interests and passions; your patients will thank you for it. 

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Dear Resident Physicians

Servant Leader Physicians

Soon you’ll finish residency and you may be wondering, “What’s next?” Some of you will start fellowships, but most of you will practice your specialty. You may be looking for opportunities that are a good match with your needs and wants. Virtually all of you are looking forward to greater income. I hope that this ending is also a beginning – renew your commitment to the life-long learning that is medicine.

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A Medical Doctor’s First Day

July 1 - the First Day of the Rest of Your Career

The ink on your graduation diploma isn’t even dry yet. It is 6:59 AM on July 1, a minute before 7 AM on the day all shiny, new doctors begin working as real doctors for the first time.

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A Reflection on My Time in Residency

A Reflection on my Residency

I knew I wanted to be a physician when I was 5 years old. Whether by parental grooming or destiny, I proudly proclaimed my intents throughout my childhood. I fondly look back on my teenage years spent accumulating accolades to “beef up” my resume and make me stand out in the sea of “outstanding scholars.”

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The Perspective of Time – Advice for New and Resident Physicians

The Perspective of Time - Advice for Resident Physicians

The tendency to look back and impose self-criticism for the past is an all too common human tendency. A more robust strategy involves looking far ahead – not just dreaming, but making a detailed plan after careful analysis of goals, […]

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5 Mistakes I Made Accepting an Attending Contract

5 Mistakes I Made Accepting My First Physician Contract

The final year of any residency is a time of accelerated independence, moonlighting, and an intense search for that first job as an attending. This decision is critical as one embarks on a life-long career in medicine, and it will […]

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Be Prepared Mentally, Physically, and Socially for Residency

Nothing compares to the apprehension of starting residency. Okay – that’s not true, but it’s really high up there on nerve-wracking firsts. I remember my first day as a resident. In a matter of a few hours, I went from […]

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How Internal Medicine Chose Me

How Internal Medicine Chose Me | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

As an internal medicine physician, the #3 question people most often ask me is why I chose to be an internist (the top two being “What is internal medicine?” and “What’s this thing growing on my genitals?”). So I thought […]

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