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Nov 21, 2022

It’s a tough time to practice medicine right now, which makes paying attention to self care even more important. In this episode we break down three specific strategies for: improving mental and physical performance, sustaining shift endurance, and building a scaffolding for joy at work.


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We Discuss

  • A perennial nocturnist shares his approach to career longevity;
  • An unexpected thread in the origin story of medical training in the US;
  • Three strategies to focus on self care and improve endurance during shifts;
  • Fuel like an Ironman triathlete;
  • Does the patient always come first?
  • Using the dynamic between tension and relaxation to conserve energy;
  • Using intention as a tool for self care.