Gratitude Blog Journal

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately with medicine.   Lots of patients, 2 young kids, no vacation for a while owing to partner leaving and no nearby family.  I love my job choice of medicine.  It’s easy to overlook all the good things about a career in medicine and as bloggers we often try to identify problems with our job so we can offer solutions.  So I decided to write down some things I’m grateful for in medicine, a gratitude post.   Continue reading “Gratitude Blog Journal”

Choosing a physician job: location, money and lifestyle

Yay me, I found the perfect physician job:  warm (but not hot) all year round, right on the beach, 1 hour drive to mountains with skiing, large international airport (with Southwest), 7 figure pay, low cost state with no income tax, tons of benefits (401k, 457b, match, healthcare), no buy in immediate partnership, no call, 15 weeks paid vacation and 2 fulls days off a week.

But I jest….. Continue reading “Choosing a physician job: location, money and lifestyle”

Medicine is a wormhole

Wormhole in time

Everyone knows becoming a doctor takes a long time.  We sign up for that when we start taking medschool prerequisites in college and studying for the MCAT.  What you can’t know when you sign up  is that you will enter medicine young and emerge older but sometimes minimally changed, but the world will have changed, a lot.  Preparing for a career in medicine is preparing to traverse the wormhole of medicine.  Continue reading “Medicine is a wormhole”