Say ‘No’ To Burnout: A Renewed Physician’s Goal for 2016
Lifestyle / Medicine

Say ‘No’ To Burnout: A Renewed Physician’s Goal for 2016

{Napa, California} 2015 was a year to regroup and reassess my professional goals.  Immediately after residency, I did as most physicians do — apply and hope to get a job that pays well and is in a good location.  Similar to the personalities of most physicians, I am a workaholic and overachiever.  Therefore, since graduating residency, I … Continue reading

5 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Med Self
Medicine

5 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Med Self

Whenever I receive emails and comments from pre-medical students, I reminisce of my ambitious years in college.  The most common questions I receive pertain to advice on how to become a standout applicant in order to get accepted into medical school.  I’ve mentioned this before in a previous post — I did not perceive myself as a standout applicant (my … Continue reading

Out of Isolation
Medicine / Psychiatry

Out of Isolation

{Calistoga, California} I noticed that my latest posts convey far less emotion than usual.  My reserve for tolerating stress had reached maximum capacity, which I realized upon my first day back at work from vacation three weeks ago as exhaustion immediately erased any sense of relaxation from my trip.  Perhaps I should have requested two weeks off instead of … Continue reading