I still remember exactly where I was when suicide first touched my life. I was in my second year of residency. I was sleeping. It was 2 am two days before Christmas when I received the call from my mom. I can’t explain why, but I knew immediately. This started my journey into wondering why doctors kill themselves.
What percentage of your annual income should you be putting towards your financial goals each year? If you haven’t answered this question, you probably should. The 30% Rule can help guide you.
It’s that time of the year where friends and family exchange gifts! If you are friends or family with a doctor, you might consider checking out this list of gifts to consider for your doctor friends. If you are a doctor yourself, you might consider sharing it!
Far too often we limit ourselves through our own beliefs. They prevent us from achieving our dreams and accomplishing our goals. You aren’t too busy. That’s just an excuse. The truth provides much more freedom. Come find out more in today’s post.
Burnout is costly. Yet, preventing burnout can also cost a lot of money. Would it be worth it for hospitals to chase after this goal?
While I can’t say that I hate my job, I bet I can explain why you hate yours. Come tag along as we examine the three key factors that lead to work satisfaction and how to get them back if they are missing in your life.
How much does burnout cost? What is the prevalence of burnout in our resident physicians? Am I burned out? We answer these questions and more in this classic post.
As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call rang out: “Attention. Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult emergency department.” It was a gun shot wound to the right chest. I rinse my hands off, and head down to the ED… just another night in A Doctor’s Life. Ready. Rinse. Repeat.
He was planning to retire early at age 40 and didn’t want to have to deal with the tax implications of getting money out of a 401K/403B prior to age 59.5 years old (10% penalty!). Let’s discuss the options on how to access 401K before age 59 for those considering early retirement, and how to avoid the 10% penalty.
We are going to discuss five financial mistakes that I have made in my life and the consequences of each mistake. I want you to read this in a certain light, though. The light is this: You, too, can make it to financial independence despite making stupid mistakes like me.
If we are to truly live out the “Do no harm” imperative, we must first make sure that we are not being harmed ourselves. After all, we cannot expect to replenish the empty cup of wellness our patients bring if our cup is empty, too.
The flame that is so strongly lit when applying to medical school commonly dwindles into a slow fade of burnout for many attending physicians. The impact is real and so are the consequences. Today we will discuss some of the causes.