Why doctor jobs can be stressful – How to be less stressed at work and become a better doctor

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I believe that anyone can be exceptional, that any doctor can be exceptional and live an exceptional life, and as doctors when we do that we practice better medicine. Doctor jobs do not have to be stressful, it should be a rewarding and fulfilling career.

 

But the reality is, most of us aren’t thriving. An American study of over 2,000 physicians demonstrated that 87% of doctors are stressed beyond levels that are productive, a recent study in New Zealand showed that over 50% of doctors are right now experiencing symptoms of burnout and over half would not choose medicine as a career again.

 

There are countless studies to support this.

 

We are in a crisis.

 

But that’s not even the worst of it.

 

Studies show that stress causes depersonalisation, emotional disconnection with our patients, and depersonalisation leads to increases in major medical errors.

 

Despite first, do no harm underpinning who we are as doctors, the way we are being as doctors is harming our patients.

 

MedRecruit is not like other medical recruitment agencies. We’re not just about finding doctor jobs; we also want to improve the profession and the lives of doctors as we know this has a wider impact on our societies. Last year, I successfully got the World Medical Association to include the need for doctors to prioritise their own health and wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva, the Physician’s Oath.

 

But it’s one thing to know it’s important, it’s another to know how to make it work amidst the rigours of the vocation that is being a doctor.

 

How to make your job as a doctor less stressful

 

Whole life Health is the one-day evidence-based wellbeing seminar, specifically for doctors, that I have put together to help you to master the five core determinants of health: mind, body, career, financial and social.

 

We all have wants and desires in these areas, but that’s not enough.

 

There are two ways to live your life. The two ways have just one difference in how you show up, but the outcomes are worlds apart:

  1. Dabbling
  2. Mastery

 

Whenever you start something new you improve, this is the same for the Dabbler and the Master. But after a while you reach a plateau where progress slows, and sometimes even stops. This is where the Dabbler and the Master show up differently.

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Mastery_-_Copy.png

The Dabbler loses heart, gives up, and looks for the next ‘magic bullet’, ‘get rich quick’, ‘2-minute abs’ solution. They start again on something new and repeat the cycle, continually giving up and starting again.

 

The life and career of the Dabbler is a sad one, because there is no measureable improvement. As a doctor, they flit from job to job, they flit from fad diet to fad exercises, and never create any level of real success, they are always looking for the easy answer, which they never find because there isn’t one.

 

When things get difficult the Master doesn’t lose heart. The Master understands that this is to be expected. They knuckle down, they work harder, they find a coach, they develop a new skill set, they persist until they break through the plateau and get on the next growth trajectory.

 

They then grow until they reach the next plateau. Once again, instead of giving up they say, “To be expected” and dig in to find the next breakthrough.

 

Instead of trying a new fad repeatedly, the Master actually masters the core areas of their life and job. There is a compounding effect of living a life of Mastery, and as a result when the Master is in the later years of their lives they have significantly improved from when they were younger. They experience a life of growth and progress, and progress leads to happiness.

 

Mastery is rare, and it is the price that must be paid for sustainable success and fulfillment; successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.

 

Mastery requires both the desire and the skills, it’s a marathon not a sprint, so it also requires a framework to create consistency. This will not only improve how you operate as a doctor, but improve your whole lifestyle, social life and relationships.

 

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The Whole Life Health conference for doctors

  • We will identify a paradigm shift that is fundamental to you mastering your own wellbeing
  • We will provide an evidence-based framework to help you identify changes you need to make, then to implement them consistently
  • You will connect with yourself, remember why you became a doctor in the first place, and re-identify with that incredibly powerful driver that made you choose this vocation

 

Beyond the seminar, you’ll have access to an ongoing program that is delivered through a website, an app and through webinars to maintain your progress. Because we know working as a doctor is a busy and time-constrained job, it’s delivered in an effective, engaging and time-efficient way.

 

So, if this sounds like it would be of value to you, please join me HERE. You invested so many years to professionally become the person you are, invest a fraction of that time to master the skills to really thrive in the life you have chosen as a doctor.

 

I hope I’ll see you there.

 

Sam

How_do_I_pay_the_least_tax_as_a_doctor-_(6).png

I believe that anyone can be exceptional, that any doctor can be exceptional and live an exceptional life, and as doctors when we do that we practice better medicine. Doctor jobs do not have to be stressful, it should be a rewarding and fulfilling career.

 

But the reality is, most of us aren’t thriving. An American study of over 2,000 physicians demonstrated that 87% of doctors are stressed beyond levels that are productive, a recent study in New Zealand showed that over 50% of doctors are right now experiencing symptoms of burnout and over half would not choose medicine as a career again.

 

There are countless studies to support this.

 

We are in a crisis.

 

But that’s not even the worst of it.

 

Studies show that stress causes depersonalisation, emotional disconnection with our patients, and depersonalisation leads to increases in major medical errors.

 

Despite first, do no harm underpinning who we are as doctors, the way we are being as doctors is harming our patients.

 

MedRecruit is not like other medical recruitment agencies. We’re not just about finding doctor jobs; we also want to improve the profession and the lives of doctors as we know this has a wider impact on our societies. Last year, I successfully got the World Medical Association to include the need for doctors to prioritise their own health and wellbeing in the Declaration of Geneva, the Physician’s Oath.

 

But it’s one thing to know it’s important, it’s another to know how to make it work amidst the rigours of the vocation that is being a doctor.

 

How to make your job as a doctor less stressful

 

Whole life Health is the one-day evidence-based wellbeing seminar, specifically for doctors, that I have put together to help you to master the five core determinants of health: mind, body, career, financial and social.

 

We all have wants and desires in these areas, but that’s not enough.

 

There are two ways to live your life. The two ways have just one difference in how you show up, but the outcomes are worlds apart:

  1. Dabbling
  2. Mastery

 

Whenever you start something new you improve, this is the same for the Dabbler and the Master. But after a while you reach a plateau where progress slows, and sometimes even stops. This is where the Dabbler and the Master show up differently.

 Dabbling_-_Copy.png

Mastery_-_Copy.png

The Dabbler loses heart, gives up, and looks for the next ‘magic bullet’, ‘get rich quick’, ‘2-minute abs’ solution. They start again on something new and repeat the cycle, continually giving up and starting again.

 

The life and career of the Dabbler is a sad one, because there is no measureable improvement. As a doctor, they flit from job to job, they flit from fad diet to fad exercises, and never create any level of real success, they are always looking for the easy answer, which they never find because there isn’t one.

 

When things get difficult the Master doesn’t lose heart. The Master understands that this is to be expected. They knuckle down, they work harder, they find a coach, they develop a new skill set, they persist until they break through the plateau and get on the next growth trajectory.

 

They then grow until they reach the next plateau. Once again, instead of giving up they say, “To be expected” and dig in to find the next breakthrough.

 

Instead of trying a new fad repeatedly, the Master actually masters the core areas of their life and job. There is a compounding effect of living a life of Mastery, and as a result when the Master is in the later years of their lives they have significantly improved from when they were younger. They experience a life of growth and progress, and progress leads to happiness.

 

Mastery is rare, and it is the price that must be paid for sustainable success and fulfillment; successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.

 

Mastery requires both the desire and the skills, it’s a marathon not a sprint, so it also requires a framework to create consistency. This will not only improve how you operate as a doctor, but improve your whole lifestyle, social life and relationships.

 

Private_Practice_Opportunities_(45).png

The Whole Life Health conference for doctors

  • We will identify a paradigm shift that is fundamental to you mastering your own wellbeing
  • We will provide an evidence-based framework to help you identify changes you need to make, then to implement them consistently
  • You will connect with yourself, remember why you became a doctor in the first place, and re-identify with that incredibly powerful driver that made you choose this vocation

 

Beyond the seminar, you’ll have access to an ongoing program that is delivered through a website, an app and through webinars to maintain your progress. Because we know working as a doctor is a busy and time-constrained job, it’s delivered in an effective, engaging and time-efficient way.

 

So, if this sounds like it would be of value to you, please join me HERE. You invested so many years to professionally become the person you are, invest a fraction of that time to master the skills to really thrive in the life you have chosen as a doctor.

 

I hope I’ll see you there.

 

Sam

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