Recent studies document that between 50 to 55 % of US diagnostic radiologists and trainees admit to symptoms of professional burnout. Increasing numbers of diagnostic radiologists are seeking career coaching services, exploring new non-clinical careers, and leaving practice situations or residency programs. The 2015 Radiology residency matching program saw 15% of residency slots go unfilled, […]
Radiologists are among the top 10 most burned out physicians, according to Medscape’s 2015 Physician Lifestyle Report. In seventh place—right behind internal medicine, general surgery, and infectious diseases—the report found that 49% of radiologists felt burned out. The figure is a significant increase from last year’s Physician Lifestyle Report, where radiology ranked low on the list at number 18.
“HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION TO YOUR NEW NON-CLINICAL CAREER” Are you thinking of a career transition out of clinical medicine? Not sure how or where to begin? Paralyzed by fear? Not sure you are qualified for ANYTHING other than what you are currently doing in Clinical Medicine? Or are you simply curious about “what’s out […]
Today you will find a short manuscript entitled, “What Worked For Me”, a treatise on parenting, written by Judith Vaughan, M.D., a newly retired neurologist from Sacramento and a former client of mine. It is at once touching, funny, and full of kitchen table wisdom. If you have children at home, you will certainly benefit from Judy’s […]
I have just returned from New England where the Fall Color was breathtaking, and it was unseasonably warm. I spent three inspiring days helping facilitate a parent-student family workshop at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine. My son Michael, and our family attended Hyde between 1993 and 1996. It was at Hyde that I was inspired […]
Two problems which increasingly pop up in the healthcare workplace are the acting out behavior of disruptive physicians, and the problems revolving around the declining clinical knowledge and performance of aging physicians. Do you contribute to these issues in any way in your own environment? Hopefully not. I can tell you that from my perspective […]
Last weekend I attended the annual SEAK “Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference. Two of my former coaching clients, and two of my current clients attended this meeting as well. I served as a Mentor for registrants both days (met with 46 individuals, each for a tightly controlled 15 minutes) and I presented a 1-hour talk titled, “Medical […]
The global economic meltdown continues to be in freefall, with no end in sight. The mean common denominator is that securities markets keep getting sold off to lower and lower levels, there is no confidence that the government’s vigorous action is doing much to stop the hemorrhage, and fear grips the world. This is your worst […]