My 5 New Habits: Healthy Eating

In my life after burnout, I’ve learned the value of a healthy diet.  With so much information out there about diet plans or weight loss gimmicks likes diet pills or TV shows, it’s easy to get lost.  And I know from experience that it can be extremely intimidating to go to the gym when you […]...

My 5 New Habits: Take Time Off

In my life after burnout, I’ve learned the value of taking time off from work.  I’m talking about scheduling dedicated time for myself, because for me, it is the small things that matter most.  A weekend at the museum.  Afternoon tea at the Chesterfield.  Brunch at the Breakers.  A walk down...

Burnout or Abuse?

I wrote recently about my decision to quit my job and shortly thereafter had a powerful conversation with Dr. Pamela Wible. For those unfamiliar with her work, she has authored provocative blogs such as “Medical school has killed my soul. What can I do,” “Why doctors kill themselves” and describe...

Life After Residency: Key Lessons for Time Management

“I would …if only I had more time!” How often have you made this remark, either to friends who wanted to see you, or family, or even your significant other? Well, you’re not alone. Time management is not a new concept but it is one that many people – especially us physicians – often strug...

Burnout: Why Good Hospitalists Leave

I recently had a conversation with a Chief Medical Officer who told me that hospitalists are lazy.  Surprised by this comment, I asked him to tell me why he felt this was the case.  It turns out, he was upset that his program was using locum tenens and he could not appreciate why the employed [...

SHM 2015 Review: An Insider Perspective

SHM 2015 Review: An Insider Perspective For those who didn’t get the opportunity to attend this year’s Society of Hospital Medicine conference in Washington D.C., your advocates here at MPS are bringing it to you! The four day – long event featured a faculty of some of the brightest and most pr...