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Tears from heaven: a nurse’s tribue to Dr. Robert Lesslie

Recently, a former NFL football player, Phillip Adams, murdered Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, his two grandchildren ages 5 and 9, an air conditioning appliance man, and critically injured a second man. The NFL player had gunned down these innocent people. And then, he left and went to his parent’s house (who lived on the […] Find jobs at Careers by...

Exclusivity and exclusion: disability discrimination in medical education

In my medical school admissions essay, I wrote about helping at-risk kids like myself. I wanted to be a child and adolescent psychiatrist, but that wasn’t the main reason for applying. The real reason I applied was for my own personal survival. I needed to learn how to talk to doctors about my symptoms and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

What physicians should know before they’re interviewed by the media [PODCAST]

“Lights, camera, action! You get a call from your hospital’s public relations office asking you to speak to the local news. Even though this isn’t your first time, your heart is pounding, with a mix of nerves and excitement. You start doubting whether you have anything valuable to say about the topic, even though, yes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

Stress and medicine: My salute to frontline workers

What is stress? Stress is a bodily response to external pressures. It’s an emotional state that we go through when dealing with difficult situations, and it can have a major impact on our health. When faced with work deadlines, family problems, and other daily stresses, our bodies release hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline into […] Find jobs...

My journey from the clinic to the kitchen

An excerpt from Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes. Eating well is about food and health, but equally also celebration and community. There is a world of flavor, and the passport is spices. I connected my lifelong love of food and cooking to my work as a physician eight […] Find jobs at Careers...

3 critical things health care providers should discuss in serious illness conversations

Canadians with serious or progressive chronic illness are feeling especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has underscored how quickly circumstances can change. Talking about a serious illness diagnosis and the impact on life expectancy is difficult. Many Canadians are uncomfortable having these conversations, even though they know it...

Why medical students should be taught the business side of medicine [PODCAST]

“Ultimately, patient care is at the center of medicine and is the main reason many physicians chose to go into the field. A good understanding of the business side of medicine and personal finance can help future physicians focus on just that. There are plenty of options when it comes to how we can begin […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

“Use the force”: How do we teach in the operating room?

As I embark on my chief year in general surgery, I look forward to most is taking junior residents through operations. I am grateful to have had excellent teachers over the past five years, and I appreciate the opportunity to pay forward this mentorship. But taking what you have learned and teaching someone else turns […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search...

3 steps to track your success in medicine

It’s easy to get distracted by the demands of the journey in medicine. Today physicians now see patients in person and virtually.  Technology allows docs to bring work home and complete documentation remotely, which can blur the lines between work and home life. It’s completely natural that physicians experience more stress and less success, as […]...

A medical student finds a reason to dance

Today I attempt to walk a new path in life, a path that sparkles from the sun above to guide my every move. Step by step, I embrace the light and escape the dark shadow behind me. Slowly, I start to run as I crave harder to escape my unburdening. With the weight of sorrow […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP,...

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