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Thanksgiving message of hope for doctors & medical students →

“To all my brothers & sisters in medicine—doctors, nurses, midwives, medical students, NPs, PAs, veterinarians, and anyone who devotes their life to healing others, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!! I am thankful to be sharing this planet with you . . . ” ~ Pamela Wible, M.D.

Here’s what some of your colleagues would like you to know:

“I know there’s a lot of you out there that are feeling disillusioned.

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Physician Burnout Is Physician Abuse →

Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is the latest trend among doctors. There are books, workshops, even special breathing exercises for physician burnout. Suddenly every other doctor I meet has burnout. And half of all med students have burnout before they graduate! WTF.

We enter medicine as inspired, intelligent,

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Medical school bullying? Here’s what you do. →

Medical Scool Bullying

Got a bullier on the loose at your med school? Don’t just sit there. Do something.

I just got off the phone with an old-school pediatrician who shared:

We had a professor who would intimidate us during his lectures. He’d point to somebody in the back of the room and tell them to stop doing what they were doing and pay attention or else!

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ATTENTION DOCTORS: You do NOT need resiliency training! →

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Here’s the latest medical fad: Physician resiliency training.

Huh?

Doctors are already the most resilient people on the planet.

Doctors can go days on call without eating. I know. I have.

Doctors can go 24 hours without a bathroom break.

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Assisted Physician Suicide: Are Doctors Killing Doctors? →

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Standing on the edge of his hotel balcony, a doctor describes the rolling hills. He tells me, “It’s a beautiful place to die.” Ten minutes later, he agrees not to injure himself—for now.

I’m not running a physician suicide hotline. But doctors keep calling me.

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