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How To Set A Powerful Heading On Your Daily Compass

Imagine designing your own compass, where you replace the cardinal directions with a word, a person or a phrase that illustrates the “direction” that you plan to use as your heading for that day. How often do we begin each day without having made these conscious choices about how we are going to approach the …

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Physician: Know Your Own Story

Listening to and acknowledging the stories that patients narrate represents an intrinsic part of the interaction between doctor and patient. Telling their story allows a patient “to be heard’-“to be seen”. When a patient reveals their story a moment of trust, vulnerability and connection has been created. Through these stories an opportunity has arisen to …

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Physician Career Change: Beware the “Sunk Cost Fallacy”.

After years of education and training the meaning and purpose of medicine deeply embeds itself in the “DNA” of physicians. Burnout was already at an all-time high in physicians prior to the pandemic, and has only worsened since its onset. For some physicians, despite their best efforts, their desire to practice medicine, particularly in the …

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Physician Career Change-Impact has Many Faces

How can you leave clinical medicine and still make a difference? What can replace the privilege of hearing a patient’s story and being part of another human being’s journey through illness, sorrow, joy, relief?  Bearing witness to the gamut of human experience and emotions is after all the essence of being a physician. Yet, there …

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What Other Careers can Physicians Transition Into?

  When you have spent your education , training and practice following the linear path of clinical medicine it can be daunting to consider changing gears and switching to a non-clinical career in medicine, or to explore opportunities completely outside of the healthcare arena. Does the task  seem so overwhelming and fraught with fear and …

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