In one of the recent physician burnout and depression surveys, doctors were asked to name the causes of their burnout. The typical culprits were listed: lack of autonomy, EMR’s, lack of support from administrators, insurance companies, lack of time with patients, and so on. However, when they were asked what would improve their burnout, getting … Read more
I’ve written about physician burnout since The Physician Philosopher started in November of 2017. At the time, I was not burned out. In fact, I loved my job, and my work-life balance was great. My purpose in starting this blog was to teach others how to utilize the tools of financial independence to prevent (and … Read more
There is an ongoing battle in medicine waged in the space between each physician’s skull. This battle became very personal when I hit my own wall of burnout over the last six months. With a better perspective and new goals, I am doing my part to prevent this same burnout for our future doctors. Will you join me in this fight?
In March of 1977, two 747 passenger planes collided on a runway. 583 people lost their life on Tenerife island that day. After the Tenerife investigation, it was determined that their existed a culture problem in the aviation industry. In an industry where the pilot was viewed as “God,” co-pilots were often so afraid of speaking … Read more