Episode 71: From Burnout To Balance & Finding Joy at Work

Welcome to Episode 71 of the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Rob Orman, a seasoned emergency physician turned medical educator and coach. Diving into the crucial topic of burnout in the medical field and exploring the navigation of stress, overwhelm, and ultimately finding fulfillment.

Join us as we uncover practical strategies for creating sustainable models of clinical medicine and prioritizing well-being in the demanding world of healthcare.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Reflection & Resilience: Dr. Orman highlights the significance of slowing down to reflect on decision-making processes, documentation practices, and interactions with colleagues. Building resilience and patience in clinical practice can combat burnout and enhance overall well-being.
  2. Small Changes, Big Impact: Instead of seeking immediate and drastic changes, Dr. Orman emphasizes the power of making small, manageable adjustments and building upon them. Taking micro steps towards sustainable habits can lead to lasting improvements in work-life balance.
  3. Personal & Professional Alignment: Dr. Orman's journey showcases the importance of aligning personal passions with professional pursuits. Finding joy in your career and addressing stress through self-reflection and mindset shifts can transform your approach to clinical medicine and enhance job satisfaction.

Dr. Rob Orman Bio:

Rob Orman, MD spent 21 years as a community emergency physician and is a certified executive coach who works with doctors to build resilience within their medical practices, deconstructing ideas and strategies to live and work with intent. He specializes in helping doctors reverse maladaptive behaviors that might threaten their jobs and relationships.


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