November 19, 2018

Dear Hippocrates: I want a divorce

Dear Hippocrates, I want a divorce. Let’s face it, you and I were young, idealistic, and naive when we met. Everyone said we were “perfect for each other”, valedictorian and humanitarian. We thought we could change the world, one sacrifice at a time. Sleep deprivation, grueling academic hurdles, delayed gratification. We proudly wore those badges… Read More

ER Physician Career Transition: Dr. Dale Ray

Before his career transition, you were likely to find Dr. Dale Ray intubating a patient, running a meeting, or mentoring a resident. Now, in his new role working for the ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education), odds are you will find him on an airplane. Dr. Ray worked for many years as an emergency… Read More

I Was A Sick Superman!

We’ve all heard about doctors with a Type A personality, and how these individuals can be workaholics, driving themselves to burnout. While it’s true this type can definitely suffer from burnout, all personality types have risk factors.  In two weeks in the blog, I’m going to detail the different risk factors for the most common… Read More

Working for Health Insurance – Is This Really the Dark Side?

“Work for a health insurance company? You mean go to the dark side? No thanks!” This is what I hear a lot from my clients who are considering a non-clinical career. However, with the way things are going in medicine, some are reconsidering. They are willing to temporarily suspend judgment to at least learn about… Read More

Do I Need to Leave Medicine? One Physician’s Story

Dear readers, I am honored to share with you an inciteful and powerful story by one of my awesome clients.   When you tell people you are changing jobs, they want to know why. Many people will even ask, “Are you going to make more money?” or “Is this a promotion for you?” They don’t… Read More