Coping with Mistakes as a Medical Professional

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medical mistakesFirst, do no harm – the words of the Hippocratic oath are forever embedded in the memory of every person who spends even a moment in the medical profession. While our time is spent working to make the best decisions possible for the patients that have entrusted you with their care or the care of their loved ones, at the end of the day, we are all simply human. Mistakes will be made and whether they are the result of a judgment error, lack of information, or simply from distraction and being overworked, they can be detrimental and consuming. Continue reading “Coping with Mistakes as a Medical Professional”

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How Professional Medical Organizations Can Advance Your Career

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medical organization tipsWhether you are still in school, you are just finishing up your education, or are moving into a new field, you may be looking for help and resources to grow and develop as a medical professional. While schools and work may provide some resources and connections that can help you to network and increase your potential, professional organizations offer great opportunities to their members to learn and grow as they navigate their chosen field of medicine. Continue reading “How Professional Medical Organizations Can Advance Your Career”

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Storytelling: The Art of Better Communication in Medicine

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better communication medicineHow many times have you sat in a lecture hall, struggling to pay attention and focus on the very important, yet very boring and technical information being shared by a professor or presenter? How many times have you sat, riveted in your seat, hanging on every word of someone who is sharing a well-told case study for grand rounds? When it comes to communication in medicine, often the information that needs to be communicated to physicians, office staff, and patients isn’t the most interesting, so finding ways to share key points in a way that holds the attention of the recipient can be a challenge. Continue reading “Storytelling: The Art of Better Communication in Medicine”

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6 Crucial Things to Do When Writing Your Medical Resume

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medical resume tipsWhen searching for the perfect job, presenting yourself in a way that is appealing to potential employers is absolutely critical. You want to stand out above other medical professionals with your strengths and achievements front and center to land yourself on the short list for your dream job. So what do you need to include on your resume as a medical professional, and how do you get recruiters and employers to take notice? Here are six important things that you should do when putting together your medical resume: Continue reading “6 Crucial Things to Do When Writing Your Medical Resume”

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School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany

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School Pro Spotlight

We’re proud to begin our new series, featuring stories from and spotlights on our amazing school-based professionals across the country. Stories will come from clinicians of all different disciplines, from speech pathology to sign language interpreting. Our first spotlight focuses on a school psychologist who had an interesting, unpredictable transition in her career.  Continue reading “School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany”

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It’s National Doctors Day! Thank the Doctors of Today… and the Future

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National Doctors Day is, of course, first and foremost an opportunity to thank the physicians in your life—your bosses, your colleagues, your own care providers—for all the incredibly hard work they’ve done over the last 364 days. It’s the least they deserve for all those long hours and life-saving interventions and all. But it’s also as good a time as any to marvel at just how far medicine has come and, consequently, how drastically the doctor’s role has changed over the years, decades, and centuries. No longer do doctors attempt to cure cancer with leeches and moonshine, or jump to start sawing off appendages at the first sign of frostbite. Indeed, considering how enlightened today’s doctors are in terms of treatment, technology, and patient relations compared to their counterparts of even the recent past, one can only speculate wildly about what the doctors of the future will find themselves treating. So allow us to speculate wildly about what the doctors of the future will find themselves treating. Continue reading “It’s National Doctors Day! Thank the Doctors of Today… and the Future”

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