Category: Medical Education

Sleep-deprived docs disclose hospital horrors →

Today the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) made the reckless decision to increase work hours to 28-hour shifts for new doctors. Here are the catastrophic consequences of their decision. Here are actual quotes from physicians (de-identified with some patient details

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A Valentine’s plea for doctors →

For all of you hard-core docs who put everyone’s needs ahead of your own. For all the docs forgetting to eat or drink all day then fainting in operating rooms. For all my sisters working through miscarriages without taking time

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The ugly truth about Caribbean medical schools →

Dear Dr. Wible, I want to fill you in on what really goes on behind the scenes at my medical school and maybe you can help inform other students about what happens here before they make a huge mistake. If

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Doctor earns more as dog walker →

I recently reported on a doctor-turned-dog-walker who says with her career switch she’ll enjoy more happiness—and income! In her own words: Dear Pamela, Today I realized that if I become a dog walker and charge $25/hour and walk 5 dogs

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The weird reason why “wellness programs” won’t work →

A few months ago, I got this invitation from the director of graduate medical education:  We have 115 residents and no meaningful wellness program to speak of. My goal is to create not only a resident but also a faculty

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How medical training destroys physician self-confidence (& a quick fix) →

Most physicians appear self-assured. Yet even doctors have self-doubts. But who wants an insecure physician? A confident doctor inspires confidence in patients. So how do physicians cope with their hidden insecurities?  I actually had no idea that doctors lacked self-confidence

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My best advice for physicians in 3 minutes →

Last week I spoke at a residency retreat. A surgery resident asked for my big take-home message. Here it is (and this applies to everyone on the planet not just medical students and physicians). Remember the dreams you had as

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Ideal residency has therapy dogs, scribes & time for lunch →

I’m a fan of putting the end-user in charge. It’s an winning strategy all around. As an entrepreneur and community organizer at heart, I love bringing people together to create innovative solutions for their problems. Download MP3 and/or listen here to

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Join the 17 in 2017 Project →

I’m adopting 17 people in 2017. Revolutionary people in medicine. People who want to heal the world and make a big difference with a project, a dream, an idea. Are you one of the 17? I’m open to anyone who feels

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2017 Visionary Woman in Medicine: Alexandra Friedman →

Alexandra Friedman has been awarded $10,000 as the recipient of the 2017 Judith Wible, M.D., Scholarship for Visionary Women in Medicine. She is a first-year medical student at Touro Osteopathic Medical School in New York.  In her own words .

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Doctors-in-training punished when sick →

We go to the doctor when we are sick. But what happens when doctors get sick? Who cares for them? All too often, physicians are threatened, harassed, even terminated for being ill. After reporting on a psychiatrist fired for having cancer

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Dying med student forced to study with chest cracked open, no hair, no voice, in extreme pain—so he could get a residency →

Pamela,  I just lost my study partner this morning to cancer. I love him too much to share everything he went through publicly. Maybe he can live on through your blog.  He was diagnosed with cancer last summer. Had a

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Medical student: “I was less stressed in Afghanistan” →

Dear Pamela, Let me start off by telling you that I am a warrior, a protector, and a healer. I am an Army Veteran. I’ve worked as an EMT, completed a bachelors degree and 2 years of medical school, plus

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I’m a doctor. I’m on Medicaid. I work as a waitress. →

I just received this letter from a physician in the Unites States of America: Like thousands of medical school graduates each year, I did not get a residency [a residency is an additional 3+ years of medical training after 4

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Medical student: “They’re training us to abuse patients in assembly-line clinics.” →

Dear Dr. Wible,  So I just walked out of clinic today and I have to tell you I feel awful. Just awful. I was so excited to work at this particular clinic and now having seen how we went through

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