Recent & Upcoming Events

 

2018 SEAK Conference for Physician Career Development

October 19-21, 2018

If you have ever wondered if there is more out there than just clinical medicine, SEAK is for you.  SEAK is the only national conference for physicians ready to develop non-clinical career opportunities.  Whether you want to diversify your career interests and income stream while continuing to practice, or want to leverage your MD degree and clinical experience to leave clinical medicine entirely, SEAK will show you how.  I personally will be giving a keynote on the many opportunities for physicians in coaching within the healthcare sphere, and I will be one of many coaches, consultants, and recruiters available throughout the weekend for complimentary 1-on-1 sessions . Learn more and register here!

 

Physician Burnout – Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Winter 2018

In conjunction with their newly formed burnout and physician wellness task force, Vanderbilt will be publishing a series of articles on physician well-being. I am one of many contributors to this powerful series that discusses both burnout as well as institutional attempts at change.  Check back soon for an active link once the articles go to press in late February!

 

Grand Rounds – Emergency Medicine Residency of Columbia and Cornell Universities (New York-Presbyterian Hospitals)

January 10, 2018

“Surviving Versus Thriving for Physicians” – In this lecture I discuss the many recent insights that neuroscience has to offer into how we manage stress and triggers throughout our workday as physicians – as well as how we can leverage this understanding to improve our experience of our work.

 

Medical Student Wellness Workshop – Vanderbilt Medical School

December 11, 2017

In this one hour workshop geared towards first and second year medical students, participants have an opportunity to step back and look at balance within their lives in the context of the heavy demands of medical training.  Using coaching-based tools, students get in touch with who and what is meaningful to them and develop an action plan for increasing valued and repleting activities to counter the daily grind of medical school.

 

Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series – Vanderbilt Medical Center

December 11, 2017

“Physician Burnout” – As part of the monthly Flexner Dean’s Lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt Medical School, I will discuss the epidemic of physician burnout, as well as the cognitive and behavioral basis for burnout at the individual level.  Participants will learn to better identify burnout in themselves and others, as well as learn how to turn the corner on this downward spiral that affects over 50% of us!

 

The Importance of Buying Back Your Time!

November 25, 2018

In this article for KevinMD.com, I discuss the importance of buying back your time as a physician.  Often only having one full day off in seven, it is far too easy for physicians to spend that day catching up on the minutia needed to keep their lives afloat.  Studies now show that using our income to buy back some of that time through time-saving services is one of the most effective uses of our money to increase long term happiness.

 

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Speaker Series

October 11, 2017

“Physician Coaching” – As part of the 2017 DOMS Speaker Series on physician burnout, I will be discussing the rising role of coaching for physicians.  Learn how coaching is being used in the areas of physician fulfillment, leadership development, and career transitions.

 

Physician Burnout: A Coach’s Perspective

August 24, 2017

In this article for the North Carolina Medical Board’s Forum Summer 2017 issue, I discuss coaching as a resource for helping physicians build more intentional, fulfilling, and balanced lives.