So you wanna be a doctor to “help people.” You paid big bucks for med school. Now your life sucks. It’s not your fault.
You need 3 skill sets to be a happy doctor. Med school provides only one—the technical skills. No human skills. No business skills.
The truth is: Med school trains you to be a factory worker. You choose your assembly line. Wanna do treadmill OB? How ‘bout rat-race pediatrics? Drive-by psychiatry? Assembly-line urology? You don’t have to take this crap. There’s a better way!
Ya see, medicine is an apprenticeship profession. You learn to be a doctor by studying doctors. Too often med school is an anti-mentorship program. Ya meet a lot of doctors you’d never wanna become. Wanna be a happy doc in your dream clinic? Avoid advice from high-priced experts and gurus
who quit direct patient care ‘cause they were—you guessed it—unhappy. Steer clear of naysayers and cynics. Hang with happy docs who are rocking it.
Join us at BeAHappyDoctor.com and meet real doctors in real clinics with really happy patients. Learn from the most inspiring physician entrepreneurs online and in weekly teleclasses. Then hang out with us at our biannual hot spring retreats!
Warning: Happy doctors may have less insomnia, headaches, temper tantrums. You may use less alcohol, prescribe fewer drugs, labs, and tests. You may be less “productive” yet actually get more done. You may be ecstatic, hypomanic, and develop a rare condition among doctors in which you can’t stop smiling.Your sex life may improve—dramatically. Ask your doctor if being a happy doctor is right for you.
Pamela Wible, MD, is a family physician in Oregon. She hosts biannual physician retreats to help medical students and physicians overcome burnout, depression—even suicide—so they can be happy too!