Expectations

By: Noah Zucker, MD Having high expectations of myself has been part of the reason I have found success in my young medical career, and also part of the reason I have found myself struggling at times throughout this journey. To set high expectations is to aspire to be better than average -to prove to … More Expectations

Daylight Savings Time Reminds Us How We Need More Sleep, Even Sleep Researchers

By: Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM The beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the spring, when we “spring forward,” is always a great opportunity to remind people the importance of sleep. It is estimated that 1/3rd of adults sleep less than the recommended 7-9 hrs of sleep and the rates of sleep deficiency are … More Daylight Savings Time Reminds Us How We Need More Sleep, Even Sleep Researchers

Good Grief

By: Marlana Li, MD I learned how best to define “grief” during my time as a hospice volunteer in college. I had wondered how to succinctly describe that “pit in your stomach,” “weight on your back”, “heaviness of heart,” etc. that people experienced after significant loss or disappointment. During my volunteer training, I became familiar … More Good Grief

The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

By: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly … More The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

It’s more than luck: Learning from Imposter Syndrome

By: Anna Holman, MD When people ask me what I do for work and hear that I’m a family medicine resident, they often follow-up with “So, are you a doctor?” My answer is usually “Technically, yes…” I still feel a little odd introducing myself as a doctor. I can’t quite own it, despite years of working … More It’s more than luck: Learning from Imposter Syndrome