Category Archives: Blog

How We Should Treat Failure

This article originally appeared on in-Training.org. How we respond to failure says a lot about who we are. In business, failure is often seen as a good thing. World-famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins likes to say, “You’re either winning, or learning” putting an emphasis on the fact we should learn from our mistakes when we fail. Failing allows us… Read More »

Can Doctors Be the Next Big Startup?

This article originally appeared on in-Training.org. Everyone has heard of startups. For many of us, the term “startup” is a reference to technology companies in Silicon Valley, companies like Google and Apple. These companies are so well-known to us because their products and services have and continue to significantly shape and define the world we live in… Read More »

Why Reading (Still) Matters in Medicine

This article originally appeared on in-Training.org. The road to medical school mostly requires good grades in the hard sciences, high entrance exam scores, volunteering and other quality extracurricular experiences. Once in medical school, the curriculum is a roller-coaster ride of learning anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. At first glance, the journey seems to leave little… Read More »

Where Has the Doctor-Patient Relationship Gone?

This article originally appeared on in-Training.org. As I reach the conclusion of an over decade-long training process to become an internal medicine physician, I find myself facing a dilemma I really did not expect. I am one of the few internists pursuing primary care and am hoping to build my own private practice. Yet, while my training has… Read More »

THE NEW ECONOMY OF MEDICINE: HOW TO NETWORK FOR SUCCESS

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. I recently completed reading the classic networking book Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi. In it he describes a new kind of economy, one shaped more by the people you know in your industry rather than the company you work for. In other words your resumé is really only… Read More »

PSA: THE RESIDENCY MATCH PROBLEM

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. In June 2015 Freakonomics Radio released the episode “Make Me a Match”. It highlighted the idea of “matching markets” developed by Stanford professor of economics and Nobel prize winner in economics in 2012 Al Roth. The idea was further detailed in his book Who Gets What—and Why: The New Economics of… Read More »

OVERCOMING PHYSICIAN BURNOUT: THE MISSING PIECE IN MEDICAL TRAINING

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. Medical training can be a transformative and enlightening process but carries with it a high cost. Most people are aware of the immense time commitment required to become a well trained physician. Long nights studying for tests, weekends rounding on hospital wards and countless holidays spent away from… Read More »

HOW TO CURE WILLFUL BLINDNESS

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. What is willful blindness? Willful blindness is a term used to describe when a person knowingly ignores facts about a difficult problem in order to not have to deal with the particular issue at hand. Here are two important examples of willful blindness that affect many aspiring doctors.… Read More »

WHAT MEDICAL STUDENTS SHOULD FOCUS ON IN THE NEW YEAR

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. In this article we detail key points to focus on in the new year for each of the four years of medical school. We recommend reading about the year you’re currently in first, but the information for the years ahead of you (if applicable) will also be helpful. FOURTH… Read More »

WHY LIFE OUTSIDE OF MEDICINE MATTERS FOR RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS

This article originally appeared on The Wealthy Physician Blog. There are a number of activities that you may participate in outside of medicine that you think are not that important, unique, or even worth putting in an application. However, if you have ever had an intriguing experience that’s worth sharing, why wouldn’t you include it? By including your interesting story… Read More »