Category: Medical Education

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

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Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement 2019 ~ Dr. Wible →

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) . . . 

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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

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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

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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

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Death row colonoscopies? →

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

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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)

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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

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

 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 →

 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, writes:

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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Can wellness programs stop human rights violations in medicine? →

Can a meditation garden in a hospital courtyard help doctors recover from 28-hour shifts? Will resilience workshops help resident physicians on 100+hour work weeks? Could yoga reverse workplace bullying? Probably not. Seems wellness programs are popping up all over our

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