Tag: physician

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

What Inspired You to Become a Doctor?

Inspiration is defined as “a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea”- not things that align with medical school. It’s safe to say that no one lau [...]
Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

Identifying and Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare

A recent survey of 6,200 physician and clinicians in the US finds that 10% report being sexually abused, harassed, or experiencing sexual miscondu [...]
The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

The Ugly Truth: Coping With Death as a Physician

There are volumes written about the ways that doctors cope with death. It is a deeply personal experience and coping mechanisms vary as widely as [...]
Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

Meet the BoardVitals Medical Team: Q & A with Dr. Karen Shackelford, MD

At BoardVitals, we work hard to bring our users high quality and relevant board review practice questions and we can't do it without our medic [...]
Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

If you've been keeping up with our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being, you'll remember in Part I we focused on doctors and sleep, and i [...]
Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

People looking in from the outside often believe that physicians are happier, wealthier, thinner, and generally more satisfied with life than othe [...]
Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

You walk into the room, your patient looks at you and says “How old are you anyway?” So much for confidence and credibility when trying to treat t [...]
Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

The physician-patient relationship lies at the heart of all medicine. It is the epicenter of care; the place where all information and data is gat [...]
Women Physicians Day: Recognizing BoardVitals’ Female Medical Editors

Women Physicians Day: Recognizing BoardVitals’ Female Medical Editors

On February 3rd this year, we celebrate the third annual National Women Physicians Day, which is the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first wo [...]
Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Medical students are trained in the intricacies of patient care, chronic disease, infections, diagnosis skills, and much, much more. Leadership sk [...]
How to Switch Specialties Throughout Your Career

How to Switch Specialties Throughout Your Career

Have you ever considered switching specialties? Do you find yourself bored, tired, disenchanted with the specialty you chose and are you dragging [...]
Survey: Are Physicians Happy with Their Jobs?

Survey: Are Physicians Happy with Their Jobs?

For the eighth year, the results of the annual Great American Physician Survey have been released. Physicians Practice surveyed 826 physicians acr [...]
Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

Feeling Overworked? Check Out Some Tips to Combat Physician Burnout

You are burned out and seriously considering whether you should leave medicine. You feel distracted and worry that your patient care is beginning [...]
Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Is Physician Burnout Really A Problem?

Feeling powerless, unimportant and useless? Angry and hopeless? Crippled with cynicism and detachment? Full of pessimism and isolation? These are [...]
The Doctor’s Essential Guide to Insurance

The Doctor’s Essential Guide to Insurance

It’s safe to say that physicians don’t like risk. Evidence-based medicine strives to eliminate it. Physician practices are built to anticipate and [...]
So, You Graduated Med School. Now You Need a Career.

So, You Graduated Med School. Now You Need a Career.

You have studied and trained in your specialty and now you are ready to define your career path. The question is where, how, and with whom? These [...]
5 Ways for Doctors to Reduce Their Taxes This Year

5 Ways for Doctors to Reduce Their Taxes This Year

Nearly every physician I know thinks he pays too much in taxes. Most of them are right. This largely stems from not understanding how the tax code [...]
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