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#Metoo Medicine

Women make up more than 50% of medical school students. Yet, only slightly more than 30% of the US physician workforce are women. That differs from other countries. With looming physician shortages across the U.S., it makes sense to address extra career barriers common to women physicians. Equal pay, respectful treatment, greater visibility and meaningful support for family responsibilities could… Read more »

The 4 C’s of the MBA: Worth the price for a doctor?

Physicians are used to getting credentials, so it’s no surprise that those who are interested in the business of healthcare and medicine consider getting MBAs. However, before you invest the time, effort and money enrolling in an MBA program, ask yourself the following questions: 1. What is your goal? Most physicians who get MBAs do… Read more »

Let the sickcare games begin

The Holy Grail of sickcare is changing patient and sickcare professional behavior to address the quintuple aims: quality, cost, equitable access, experience and administrative waste. Behavioral economists are recommending tactics like nudges and games. Observing patterns and paying attention to what’s going on in the world is a key entrepreneurial attribute. In case you missed it, as… Read more »

The entitlement mindset

Innovation starts with mindset. For physician entrepreneurs, there is the entrepreneurial mindset and the clinical mindset. They are not the same. Here are some rookie mindset mistakes. Then, there is the entitlement mindset. A basic definition from the Cambridge Dictionary defines entitlement as “the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having… Read more »

How to be a happy entrepreneur

Patricia Hempl has written The Art of the Wasted Day.In it, she posits that the founding fathers didn’t do us a favor when they charged us with the pursuit of happiness. Psychologists, authors and philosophers, you see, have been telling us for 2000 years that the first and most important key to finding happiness may… Read more »

Why you need a physician career strategy

COVID has transformed the workplace and workplace attitudes. Sickcare and healthcare professionals are no exception. Many are finding that the job or career they have is no longer what they signed up for and they are neither willing nor able to adapt. Many don’t want to work for their boss any more or want to… Read more »