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  • Lights! Camera! Action!

    Prepare: Before you go on camera: Attire Wear dark blue or brown and try to avoid black. Know Your Story Focus your broad knowledge of your subject into three key messages that tell a complete story. Think about what you would like the headline to be, and what you want your audience to remember. Consider the Audience Whom are you trying to reach? Make sure your messages and your supporting information are tailored to your audience. Avoid jargon ...
  • Practice Operations Overview

    "So. What are you going to do when you complete your medical training?" It's a question you're probably hearing a lot from your family, your friends and your colleagues. Answering that question will involve a lot of research and hard work on your part. However, developing the knowledge and skills to answer it successfully for you was likely not part of your medical training.You are in the Medical Physician in Transition phase. ...
  • International Protocol

    Going Global – A Guide on International Protocols We live and work in a global economy. Thanks to the conveniences of modern technology, geographic distance is not a barrier for conducting business worldwide. It is likely that you have already encountered various forms of cultural diversity in your career as a physician. Whether it is through teachers, peers, colleagues, advisors, or patients, you will continuously find yourself ...
  • Giving Effective Feedback

    Giving Effective Feedback In a working environment, especially in a clinical teaching environment, quality communication is the oil that makes the machine run. And at the heart of good communication among co-workers is the core ability to provide and accept focused feedback. One of the keys to unlocking and using focused feedback is knowing the difference between activities and results. “Know the difference between activities and ...
  • Personality Assessment

    Overview of Personality Assessment Tools Organization development professionals, marriage and family counselors, and psychologists all use a variety of assessment tools to determine how individuals process information, how they relate to one another, how they handle conflict, behave in a team, make decisions, deal with change, and communicate. One of the oldest known personality typing systems is the Enneagram, which is thought by some to have ...
  • Organizational Skills and Tools

    Regardless of where you are in your medical career management, just starting residency, taking on the role of Chief Resident, starting a medical fellowship or starting in a new practice, you will most certainly benefit from enhancing your organizational skills and the tools you use to support them. We've all observed a well-organized professional in our educational, training and work environments - and it's easy to see that a smart and ...
  • Formal Dining: 12 Rules of Etiquette

    You might be surprised to realize how important professional protocol is to realizing your professional, as well as your personal goals. A recent study conducted by Harvard University , Stanford Research Institute, and the Carnegie Foundation revealed that technical knowledge accounts for only 15% of why a person gets a job and keeps a job. The other 85% is based on soft skills, people skills, or what is known as professional etiquette. In the ...
  • Balance - The Key to Satisfaction

    The stresses and strains that inevitably accompany your life as a resident or fellow are considerable. As hectic as your day feels, the challenging pace can actually help prepare you for the next stages in your career advancement - if you learn how to cope with the new and escalating pressures by successfully achieving a healthy balance between your work and your life outside of work. Most experts who study and recommend techniques for helping ...
  • Credentialing

    By getting through medical school and residency, you prove that you have one important character trait: perseverance! You will need this trait as you wade through the mire of paperwork necessary to begin practicing your profession, and you will continue to need it throughout your career. Highlighting this point in his article, Completing the Important Practice Paperwork, Dr. Peter Alguire explained, “Physicians must produce documentation ...
  • What I Wish I’d Known Then – 1st Year Residency

    What I Wish I’d Known Then – 1st Year Residency Contributing authors: Alice Lin, MD (2nd year resident, Case Western Reserve) and Dan Knoch, MD (2nd year resident, University of Wisconsin) “What I Wish I’d Known Then” is a series of reflective articles that will enable young ophthalmologist and senior residents and fellows to provide valuable insights to their younger colleagues engaged in the training experience. ...
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