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 […]
Are you biased toward certain types of patients? “Sometimes” is likely your answer, but there are implicit biases that doctors may not be aware they have. To help answer this question, Medscape put together a survey to weigh these biases, with emotional problems coming in at No. 1. Whether they are implicit or explicit, here […]
Fewer than half (41%) of people who apply to medical school get accepted. Today’s acceptance rate is the lowest it’s ever been, even though people submit an average of 17 applications each to medical schools. Why such a low acceptance rate? One reason is that more people are applying to medical school than ever before. […]
Only about half of doctors in America identify themselves as “millionaires.” Like the rest of us, many physicians need to invest their money to grow it and build a retirement fund. And, increasingly, doctors are following the lead of the super-rich and investing in art. One-percenters are increasingly putting their money into art, which offers […]
Your identity as a physician is tough to get away from when you step away from the profession. Still, retirement is a unique opportunity that can take you in a completely different direction or provide new opportunities in medicine. From part-time locum tenens work to medical editing or writing, here are some ideas if you’re […]
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% […]
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, […]