We all know the experience. We are working hard, sometimes without even realizing how much work is being put in. As we diligently take care of our task, we are immersed. At some point, our concentration is broken (maybe because the task is done), and we realize that hours have passed. You have just found the “flow,” and I am here to tell you that it might be the most important goal we should have.
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
Recently, I published a post discussing the most recent Medscape burnout & depression survey results for physicians. An interesting point of discussion was that many physicians felt that if they made more money, they would likely be happier. Today, we will discuss the implications of this thought process and if there is evidence to support … Read more