Saturday Morning Rounds
The ugly side of becoming a surgeon by Dr. Yumiko Kadota is an absolute must-read. If you want to see a clear picture of what's broken in the medical training system and why our very best and brightest burn out, look no further.
This story was moving, disconcerting, and inspiring all at the same time. And better yet, it's been turned into a book deal (though of course her previous employers asked her to take down the post after news of that broke - luckily she hasn't)!
We won't bastardize this with an attempt at summary because it's a short read and Dr. Kadota is a great writer. Check it out, you won't regret it.
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It's no secret that we're huge fans of @GirlMedMedia around here, and they've just opened the call for speakers at their Girl Med Live conference next May in Charlotte, NC! We can't recommend them and their events enough, so check 'em out to at least stay on top of the latest #WomenInMedicine news and content, and hopefully to attend their event(s) as well!
BBMD tip of the week
We've rapidly transitioned from summer to fall (and maybe winter? we're supposed to have a big snow storm tomorrow) here in Montana, which has got us thinking about transitions in general.
We always start our work with clients in the area of lifestyle design, because until you know what you really WANT, it's hard to know what a "good-fit" job looks like or what to negotiate for in a contract. However, what we've found is that this lifestyle design process is much more impactful if it's revisited during transitional periods in one's life. Here's a guide on how to do so:
The key to all of this is intentionality. What would it look like if you brought half the intention to defining what you want from your life and finding ways to measure progress toward that end as you do, say, a patient's treatment plan?
Just because it's not an acute problem with visible symptoms doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a similar level of attention.
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Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!