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 [...

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...

A Different Kind of Income

There is a lot of narrative out there for physicians who have 10-99 income sources, the so-called contractor status, and how this type of income fits into their overall scenario. Maybe you are doing some moonlighting, through a Locums company or directly contracting with a hospital as a non-emplo...

To Inc. or Not to Inc. ?

There are many physicians with 10-99 income sources that are sole proprietorships; essentially, that means they are operating in business as themselves and any contracts with any other entities to provide service has their own name on it. This may not be the best scenario for you. By incorporatin...

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...