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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: Prioritizing, Timelining, and Calendaring

This month, we are continuing to walk through the basics to move toward your ideal practice of medicine. Last month, I walked you through the steps to envision what you want. Last week, we learned the step of changing obstacles into strategies. This week, we are moving forward with prioritizing, timelining, and calendaring.

 

Refer to your work from last week.

 

You likely have several steps for each category: logistical, skill gaps, and connection barriers.

 

The next step is...

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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: Obstacles and Strategies

We are continuing our series involving your ideal future in medicine. For those of you out there saying, “Enough with the dreaming and mindset stuff; I want to take action,” this is your month. 

 

If you haven’t already, write your goals and the vision behind them. You can use the steps I gave three weeks ago.

 

Now, I’m going to encourage something contrary to my typical suggestions. I want you to let your mind go wild with the impossibilities and...

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Dr Amanda Dinsmore and The Whole Physician crew host me on their Drive Time Debrief Podcast

academic coaching podcast Mar 09, 2023

Take a listen as Drs. Dinsmore, Cazier, and Morrison - all fabulous EM physicians and coaches let me join in a great conversation about coaching in the world of medical training. Podcast Link

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How Dr Muller Took Charge of her Life and Moved into her Ideal Future

Periodically, I will be interviewing a physician that will give you tips to enjoy medicine, find fulfillment, relieve stress, and more. Today seemed like the perfect day to host Dr. Corinna Muller since we are in the series of creating your ideal future. And she has done just that. I met Dr. Muller - Corinna-  around 2012 when she began working in a hospital-owned MFM practice in Alaska. She was gracious, kind, and helpful to me, the residents, and the patients we served. Now, as a...

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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: Tackling Limiting Beliefs

We are rounding out the first portion of how to foster your ideal future in medicine. So far, we have covered the larger state of medicine and what’s possible, enlarging your vision, and addressing fear and the inner critic. This week, we will tackle the other mindset aspect which can hold us back from enjoying the most fulfilling careers we can create within the existing system – our limiting beliefs.

 

What are limiting beliefs? They are essentially assumed constraints...

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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: Mindset Challenges

This week we continue the series on fostering an ideal future in medicine. In the first week, we looked at the larger state of medicine and its future. Last week we worked on expanding your dreams and goals and clarifying your vision for your practice. This week, we will tackle the other mindset portions that commonly hold us back from enjoying the most fulfilling careers we can create within the existing system – fear, our inner critic, and limiting beliefs.

 

Fear....

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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: Your Ideal Practice

We spent a moment last week dreaming about a positive future for medicine. Today, I want to bring it down to you as the individual physician to foster your ideal practice.  I will walk you through a few activities over the next couple of weeks for you to develop your plan.

 

It will be helpful for you to dig out your purpose in your career statement. If you haven’t written one in a while, you can review how to do that here.  Take a minute to reflect on it.

 

Next, an...

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Aspirations for an Ideal Future in Medicine: The Big Picture

I’d love to use this month to spur you to dream again. Not like seeing the back of your eyelids, sawing the zzz’s dreaming - though I hope you prioritize sleep. Also, not the type of escapism-type dreams that sounds so alluring when we are exhausted: “I wonder what it would be like to be the Walmart greeter….”  But the type in which you imagine how rich life can be moving forward – the dreaming you have likely done off and on since childhood, but less...

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Dr Linda Street hosts me on her SimplyWorth It Podcast

Take a listen as Dr Street, an MFM in FT practice and contract negotiation coach, discuss graduates' opportunities for negotiations.

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Trainee Evaluations, Reviews, and Confidentiality: Framework to Mitigate Bias

To finish out this blog series on trainee review, confidentiality, and psychological safety, reviewing a framework to help all aspects of academic medicine mitigate bias in our work seemed fitting. Whether it be patient care or candidate selection, Dr. Quinn Capers, IV, Interventional Cardiologist, Professor at UT Southwestern, Vice Chair of Diversity and Equity, and previous transformational leader at the Ohio State University, has given us a robust framework to utilize that I...

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