Managing Your Med School Debt

December 26, 2014

Image Credit: Simon Cunningham     In a survey by Merritt Hawkins, three out of four final year residents reported having some amount of student loan debt. Over half of the respondents reported that the debt exceeded $100,000. When faced with six-digit debt, it’s easy to feel stressed and... Read More

The “Business Side” of your Medical Career – Tips for Graduating Residents

November 20, 2014

Image Credit: Alexander Stein A medical education teaches you a lot; you are, after all, responsible for maintaining people’s lives and well-beings. However, there are lessons you may not learn that are crucial in determining whether you have a successful career. In a 2011 survey of final-year medical residents... Read More

How to Respond to Negative Reviews

October 30, 2014

Image Credit: Hobvias Sudoneighm     Online reviews help many of us determine which option to choose when considering a product or service. They also help us share our approvals or words of caution based on our experiences. Many businesses benefit from online reviews, either to gain an insight... Read More

HIPAA and Social Media

October 16, 2014

Image Credit: jfcherry     There’s a lot of value social media offers physicians, fellows, and residents—from connecting with peers across the globe to educating patients on health issues & maintenance strategies. Successfully using social media to boost your professional success involves adopting the right strategies and avoiding some... Read More

Listening Skills for Physicians

October 9, 2014

Image Credit: Vic     The ability of listening well is a skill that’s crucial for a physician to accurately diagnose and effectively treat a patient. However, it is often one that physicians ignore or do not invest in developing. Listening to your patients isn’t just a formality; it’s... Read More