Jul 07, 2017
Letting negative feelings fester and lead to burnout has a deleterious impact on the professional and personal lives of oncologists, so it's important to address the signs and symptoms of burnout as soon as possible, before they derail you from your professional goals.
Apr 26, 2017
Why do some health care providers burn out while others do not, despite undergoing similar stressors? Knowing your Emotional Quotient (EQ), also called Emotional Intelligence (EI), may help you recognize, manage, and even prevent professional burnout.
Mar 02, 2017
When it comes to heading off professional burnout, nearly all research yields the same advice: take time to decompress by focusing on something you enjoy. A daily mindfulness or meditation practice can help relieve stress and recharge your emotional and psychological batteries.
Dec 22, 2016
There’s no getting around it: the practice of oncology can be inherently stressful. The responsibilities are endless, and can all become too much for one person to handle. When competing demands reach a breaking point, oncologists are in danger of entering that fraught state—burnout.
Oct 24, 2016
Getting into a competitive fellowship like hematology/oncology is a great achievement by itself, but shining through the fellowship is another ordeal. Dr. Uqba Khan shares five lessons he learned to control stress during his first year of fellowship.
Oct 20, 2016
As we go through medical training, we make sacrifices. Dr. Margaret E. Gatti-Mays and Dr. Jennifer J. Gao discuss their experiences of starting a family during their oncology training.
Jun 28, 2016
Research can be extremely rewarding for fellows, as a successful project may lead to intellectual satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment, and useful contributions to our body of knowledge, but it can be challenging to find the time, mentorship and funding required.
Feb 23, 2016
Everything was new: new city, new hospital, new business card that proudly displayed the word “Fellow,” and of course, new people. There’s a lot to take in when you transition from residency to fellowship.
Oct 27, 2015
Holiday parties offer a chance to relax, unwind, and celebrate the year’s accomplishments. Unfortunately, such a festive atmosphere can cause some employees to overindulge in holiday spirits and potentially embarrass themselves in front of friends and coworkers.
Jul 27, 2015
After years of student loans, you’re making a steady income that can help support you and your family. How do you make decisions about spending now that your income has changed?