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The Doctor Paradox

The Doctor Paradox Podcast explores why doctors the world over are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs but more importantly analyzes the lives of doctors who have carved new and interesting paths to rediscover their passions. Additionally, we interview experts from around the world on topics that shed light on the challenges that are faced by doctors and how to best address them. Each episode tackles the issue of why doctors are unhappy in their work but more importantly, what can be done about it. It will provide you with a framework that you can apply to your own life which will ideally effect the change that is needed to find fulfillment in your work.
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Jul 31, 2016

Dr Mike Abernethy is full time Flight Physician and Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Having completed Medical School at the University of Cincinnati and Residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. Dr Abernethy has been a practicing Flight Physician for 25 years and is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic.

This is a great conversation blending the topics of medicine and aviation. We get into the details of what it takes to be a flight physician and how to get there.

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Dr Mike Abernethy

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Twitter: @FLTDOC1

Jul 25, 2016

Dr Douglas Mata is a Resident Pathology Physician at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and a Clinical Fellow at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.  He attended the University of Cambridge, UK on a Fulbright Scholarship and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Madrid, Spain. Dr Mata has also published extensively on the area of physician burnout and physician mental health, with his work appearing in the NEJM, Lancet Psychiatry and The New York Times.

I have read much of Dr Mata's works and was excited to have him on the show to share his professional and at times very personal insights on the field of physician burnout and depression. This is a fantastic conversation with a rare expert in the field. 

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Selected Show Notes:


Dr Douglas Mata

Selected Publications

Medicines Ten Greatest Discoveries by Meyer Friedman & Gerald Friedland

Twitter: @DouglasMataMD

 

Jul 18, 2016

Dr Srijan Sen is an Associate Professor at The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Additionally, he is the Principal Investigator of the Intern Health Study which has tracked the biological and psychological features of thousands of early stage physicians over almost 10 years. 

There are very few experts in the field of physician mental health but Dr Sen is certainly one of them. This is a fascinating conversation which touches on why physicians are at such risk of mental illness during the early stages of training, what the predictors are of those who suffer most, and what are the potential long term implications for those who encounter mental illness during their training. 

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Selected Show Notes:


Dr Srijan Sen

Intern Health Study

Selected Publications

Mind gym - Web Based CBT

'Tribe' by Sebastion Junger

Twitter: @Srijan_Sen_Lab

Jul 11, 2016

Dr Mark Shapiro is an Internal Medicine physician here in the California area and is the host of the fascinating podcast 'Explore The Space'. 

This is our second conversation on the show, mostly because I believe Dr Shapiro has such interesting perspectives to share and our first interview was not optimal because of sound quality which was entirely my own fault; lesson learned!

This is a super conversation where we dig into many of the topics Dr Shapiro has covered on his show, from the future of digital health, to gene editing and the opioid epidemic in the US. 

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Selected Show Notes:


Explore The Space Podcast

Sam Harris Podcast

'Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging' by Sebastion Junger

Twitter: @ETSshow

Jul 4, 2016

Dr Louise Aronson is Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and directs the Northern California Geriatrics Education Centre and UCSFs Medical Humanities. Having graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at UCSF she has gone on to become a multi award wining writer and has contributed to a variety of outlets including The New York Times, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. 

This is an fantastic conversation with someone who is truly changing how we communicate as physicians. 

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