An oncologist reflects on his last decade as a physician and what he’s learning through the art of oncology — the daily practice that is outside the latest data and is often not explicitly taught in fellowship — that has become ever more important and gratifying. Age, a changing work environment, a pandemic and telemedicine, […]
From the American Red Cross to volunteering overseas, there are plenty of feel-good “enlistments” out there for the practicing or retired physician, which can help ward off boredom and burnout while adding the benefit of perhaps learning a new skill or meeting new people. Whether your goals are short-term or you’re in for the long […]
After years of increases of about 4% annually, the average doctor compensation increased just 1.5% in 2020, according to Doximity’s fourth annual Physician Compensation Report. Read about trends in physician compensation last year, cities with the largest pay increase, and the top-paying cities. If you practice in Milwaukee, congratulations!
Let’s be honest, some medical specialties are easier than others, offering better hours at higher rates of pay and with less stress. However, for every doctor whose specialty affords them time on the golf course, there are other specialties that leave physicians trapped in a spiraling cycle of unpredictable hours, bad pay, and terrible work-life […]
The number of doctors who are fed up and leaving the medical profession is growing at an alarming rate. The prolonged COVID-19 emergency has placed additional stress on physicians who were already feeling burned out before the global pandemic. About 60% of doctors surveyed this past spring say they are burned out, which is 50% […]
It’s no secret that oncologists face burnout and extreme stress. However, some of that stress can be alleviated by practicing mindfulness. In this interview with oncologists from Healio’s “Women in Oncology” series, the concept of mindfulness among oncologists leading to better patient outcomes is explored.
Expecting perfection when it comes to charting? Are you overly self-critical, telling yourself you’ll never get the charts done or you’re just not good at it? Do you go too big, watching your “identity-forming” charting spiral out of control? Keep calm and listen to this KevinMD.com podcast from Dr. Gail Gazelle, an internal medicine physician […]
In this KevinMD.com podcast/article, the nurse practitioner sums up their current feelings in the last words of the piece: “If I leave now, I still deal with this for months, plus all of my patient’s grief and feelings of betrayal. If I stay, maybe it will get better. It could hardly get worse. But in […]
According to a study of 135,000 doctors by Doximity, male physicians made, on average, 28% more than females in 2020, a 3% increase from the 2019 numbers. The survey, along with Medscape’s poll in 2021 that showed male specialist physicians overall making 33% more than females, points to a few other large gender pay gaps, […]
In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, Dr. Kristin Yates, an OB/GYN, describes her work as a doctor, which “brings me fulfillment and joy. It makes me a better doctor.” Dr. Yates also explains: “The fact of the matter is, I am not a doctor. I am a human being. Doctoring is what I do, not who […]