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Death Row Health Care (Stand-Up Comedy) →



I just moved to NYC (part-time two weeks each month) on January 1, 2020 to help physician residents who are struggling there and to continue to address the doctor suicide crisis and empower physicians and medical students nationwide. Thought I’d try a little stand-up comedy (just for a fun hobby—work-life balance,

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Free Residency Survival Guide (& Self-Help Book for Wounded Healers) →

ALL NEW INTERNS: Here’s YOUR FREE COPY of Amazon’s #1 New Release in Medical Law & Medical Ethics! Your guide to SURVIVING RESIDENCY with your heart, soul, and dream alive! No need to struggle, isolate, feel like an imposter, or accept abuse as part of medical education.

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Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement 2019 →

Graduates selected Dr. Wible to deliver final inspiring words before becoming physicians. View speech, download MP3, or read full transcript below: (the audio podcast is BEST because you can hear all the laughter & audience reaction) . . .



In less than 30 minutes you will all finally be physicians!

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Living your spiritual calling in medicine →

Inspiring presentation to students at The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine that received a standing ovation. Listen in below to full three-hour event (including Q/A) and/or transcribed presentation below:



Each year our future physicians enter medical school with their mental health on par with or better than their peers.

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Secrets to loving your life in healthcare →

Enjoy the keynote I delivered today at University of Pittsburgh for the Coalition of Pre-Health Students Annual Summit. Listen in to full audio (and enjoy edited transcript with slides below):



Lindsey Gorman: Dr. Wible is a family physician born into a family of physicians.

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Maintaining your sense of self during medical training & beyond . . . →



Listen in to a clip from our med student Dream Team with Dr. Pamela Wible & Sydney Ashland. (fully transcribed below). To join our next Dream Team call, contact Dr. Wible.

Sydney Ashland: Tonight we’ll cover the top five attributes that you need to cultivate in order to maintain your sense of self.

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Death row colonoscopies? →

Death Row Health Care

Medicine is full of ethical dilemmas that we often have to face alone. Here’s one I’ll never forget.

As a med student at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, I had to provide health care for Texas prison system inmates, many on death row.

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14 reasons to quit residency (and why I’m staying) →

Jennifer, an intern who I hung out with at our recent physician retreat, wanted my advice about quitting her residency. I told her to send me her pros & cons. Here’s her list—14 reasons to quit (& 17 to stay) plus my thoughts below.

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Dr. Wible Keynote at LSUHSC Mental Health Awareness Week →

On February 23, 2018, Dr. Pamela Wible delivered this LSUHSC keynote address fully transcribed below.

Katy Wagner: All right, if everyone could just take their seats, we’re going to get started. My name is Katy and I have been working on the Mental Health Awareness Week planning committee.

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Should I pay & should I go to medical school? →

Medical-Students



Pamela Wible: I’m interviewing a really great friend of mine today, Daniel Herzberg. So Daniel, tell us a little bit about yourself and what kind of work you do.

Daniel Herzberg: I’ve had a long career doing educational consulting.

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“Unprofessional”—how one word is used to censor, harass, and intimidate doctors →

Unprofessional Doctors



Pamela Wible: I just got this letter I want to discuss with my friend and colleague, Sydney Ashland, who’s helping me answer all the letters I receive from medical students and doctors needing help.

So Jamie, an anesthesiologist,

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Med school refugees trapped at sea (& still studying!) →

Med Student Refugees

Hi Dr. Wible, I’m a current student at Ross University School of Medicine (which was located once on the island of Dominica) so we were in Dominica when Hurricane Maria Category 5 swept through and devastated the island. The hurricane was September 18, a Monday night, and Dominica lost power,

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“Medical training nearly killed me (and my friend)” →

Depressed Doctor

“Hi Dr. Wible, I am a fourth-year resident in a combined five-year program and I am burned out. Last month, I totaled my car as I sleepily drove home after my 8th night shift in a row and am lucky to have walked away with only a broken clavicle.

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Why you should be a nurse practitioner (and NOT a doctor or PA) →

Be a nurse practitioner
Ethan Stuart, RN, sent me this email.  I’m publishing (with permission) exactly the way I responded. Ethan has severe anxiety. I strongly recommend those with pre-existing mental health issues consider the mental health impacts of a medical education given the suicide crisis among medical students and physicians.

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75% of med students are on antidepressants or stimulants (or both) →

Medical training - tormenting people who want to help people

“Have you ever been depressed as a physician?” I asked 220 doctors. Ninety percent stated yes. Yet few seek professional help. Here’s what depressed doctors do (when nobody’s looking). Some drink alcohol, exercise obsessively, even steal psychiatric meds. Still more shocking—I discovered that 75% of med students (and new doctors) are now on psychiatric medications.

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