Teaching and mentoring residents is one of the most enjoyable parts of being an attending. I get to meet bright and motivated young doctors, and hopefully help contribute to their medical careers. Thinking back, I realize I am in many ways the sum of my preceptors. From the way I manage certain conditions to my teaching philosophy, I can usually attribute each part to a specific teacher.
One of the things I do regularly is focus on residency topics. What I mean by this, is topics that are pertinent to residents that they may not get elsewhere. The list includes
- How to avoid burnout
- How I incorporate exercise in my routine
- Healthy eating habits
- How to study during a residency
- How to prepare for exams
- Physician Finances
- Career Development
- How to make yourself marketable for a job
- How do you build a career.
Granted a lot of these topics I am still learning about. My aim is to pass on what knowledge I have already to my residents. My plan over the next few months is to write about these topics and flush it out a bit more on this site. Hopefully you will find them useful too