Doctor’s Digest®

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Nov / Dec 2007: Personal & Professional Growth

Personal & Professional Growth

Medicine is an all-encompassing profession. It involves science, business, communications, and so much more. Its also a continually evolving field, with a constant barrage of clinical discoveries, technological developments, and business challenges that affect day-to-day practice. With so much going on, its easy to lose sight of the big picture. Sometimes it pays for physicians to take a step back and make sure their professional and personal lives are on the right track. This issue of Doctor’s Digest gives physicians a framework for evaluating career directions and customizing practices to fit professional and personal goals.

It pays to step back a bit and consider your direction. Is your career turning out the way you expected? Are you happy with the choice of medicine as a career? Are you able to find a balance between work and the rest of your life? Knowing what you know now, would you do things differently? Should you do things differently in the future? This issue of Doctor’s Digest is designed to start—and chart—this kind of exploration. Well look at projections for the future of the profession and medicine in general, so that you can see where you might fit in. Well look at various practice possibilities that have helped other physicians build fulfilling careers. And well explore the link between lifelong learning and quality care.

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