19 Comments

  1. Side Hustle Scrubs
    November 19, 2018 @ 13:31

    Do you ever find yourself going down a blog rabbit hole and accidentally stumble upon a great post that is several months old?

    I’m not a female physician, but many of these lessons are universally applicable for new attendings. So much of the “art” of medicine can’t be taught in a classroom. These life/business lessons are a great foundation for a successful career.

    • bethree
      November 19, 2018 @ 18:48

      Thank you so much!

  2. Winnie
    October 18, 2018 @ 07:40

    Agree # 2/3/7 whole heartedly. I recently told another junior attending (also female) who was on a vent session that she needs to “kill it with kindness”. We deal with a lot of “Old Boy” mentality in our specialty. My strategy has been pick your battles, choose the right one in the best interest of the patient and continue to prove you are confident and capable without being defiant and obstructive.

    • bethree
      October 18, 2018 @ 14:03

      Thank you! Thats a great strategy. When standing up for patient care you really can’t go wrong, and I think it gives you a sense that you’re doing the right thing and goes towards increasing confidence in yourself.

  3. Leah
    July 25, 2018 @ 02:36

    Great insights, I shared some of your experiences but didn’t even realize it until I read this- good to know I’m not alone.

    • bethree
      July 25, 2018 @ 05:49

      Thank you! No you’re never alone. That’s one of the biggest problems I think in medicine- we all feel isolated in our experiences. But we all go thru it!

  4. Stacia
    July 24, 2018 @ 19:42

    Excellent strategies for every stage of one’s career. Thank you for articulating them so well!

    • bethree
      July 24, 2018 @ 20:15

      Thank you! Yes I so wish I had had this myself when I first started out

  5. The Mindful MD Mom
    July 24, 2018 @ 18:28

    Yes to all of these points! Thanks for sharing ❤️

    • bethree
      July 24, 2018 @ 20:15

      Thank you!

  6. Annie Slater
    July 22, 2018 @ 23:08

    So good! I wish I had this list when I finished training. Excellent insights.

  7. Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS
    July 22, 2018 @ 16:35

    Great advice and nice summary, I will make sure to share this. I like # 5, “you must develop coping mechanisms”. I agree, you will go much further.

    • bethree
      July 22, 2018 @ 16:36

      thank you! yes its so important to know how to just deal with it all and not let it get to you! Being able to keep going is hard if you aren’t able to process everything that happens. thanks so much for reading!

  8. GlamLife MD
    July 22, 2018 @ 15:59

    I can so relate with this article! Thanks for writing.

    • bethree
      July 22, 2018 @ 16:27

      thank you! yes I think so many people face some of these same issues and it’s so important to talk about them! Thanks for reading!

  9. Mouse
    June 6, 2018 @ 13:12

    My wife is in her last year of residency, but has definitely experienced every one of your lessons. Great post, I’ll share it with her (if she ever finishes her notes).

    • bethree
      June 6, 2018 @ 14:18

      Haha. Yes we’re all in the same boat. I’m glad you liked the article and I hope she does too! Congrats to her finishing residency also!

  10. Nina Lum
    June 5, 2018 @ 19:49

    Loved this post. I’ve been subconsciously practicing some of these points to stay sane as a new attending. Thank you for sharing .

    • bethree
      June 5, 2018 @ 20:29

      Of course! I feel like its important to put out there that everyone goes through the same thing. Just knowing you aren’t alone helps! Thanks for reading!