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Innovative Strategies to Burnout: Physician Coaching & Physician Retreats

free black womanOne of the most memorable times from my family medicine training days, was the annual residency my intern year. It was the year of the World Cup, and a bonding experience that would later save my life.  Being able to be with not only my residency class, but also the faculty in a relaxed and empowering environment brought a sense of safety that allowed me to reach out to one of my classmates less than a year later when I was a pill bottle away from taking my own life.  I was fortunate, as I know physicians who didn’t make it because they felt they didn’t have support.   So m......
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CME Information for 2017

CME Information for 2017
Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs are often required for those with careers in the medical field to maintain a medical license.  Because medical knowledge and technology expands frequently, healthcare workers must keep up to date with the latest innovations in medicine to better serve patients.  CME programs are geared toward specific areas of the medical field and medical professionals must check with their state laws to make sure they are meeting CME requirements for their individual field.              CME prog......
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Women Physicians Shaping Their Future

Women Physicians Shaping Their Future
Skills to meet the changing, challenging world of medicine today  Shape Verb “Give a particular shape or form to” “Determine the nature of; have a great influence on” --Oxford Dictionary   Take a moment to pause. To just sit. To simply breathe. A cool inbreath, A warm outbreath. A moment to just be.  Embrace for a moment the possibility and power of “shaping” your future. Imagine a life and career that you can mold to resonate with your deepest held values and aspirations. Savor the thrill of connecting once more to your dreams and living and working with inspi......
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Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?

Should You Go To The Dentist While Pregnant?
This is generally a simple answer in most situations. Fortunately for you, this answer is short but does require some contextual qualification. The health of your teeth and mouth is still a vital part of your overall well-being, and your well-being is paramount even more when you are pregnant and caring for a little one. So what we should do, as a public service, is address this question in various contexts. We can say that in general, however, the answer to the question is yes, with caveats. Scheduled Cleaning: Do I Cancel? If you are pregnant and you have a regularly-scheduled cleaning ......
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How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising

How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising
The road toward medical school is long and winding, with pre-medical coursework, volunteer opportunities, the dreaded MCAT, and a host of other activities and experiences that ultimately make your application unique. With so many moving parts, it is important to use your time with your school’s pre-health or pre-medical advisor wisely in order to maximize your chances of successful matriculation into medical school. Here are four tips to help you maximize your pre-medical advising:   1. Meet early and often Students occasionally make the mistake of not contacting their pre-medical advi......
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